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ASPiRE students live in the heart of VCU’s campus in the new West Grace South Residence Hall for two years.

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ASPiRE students take a four-semester curricular sequence designed specifically for the program.

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Community Engagement

ASPiRE students work with community partners to address critical community needs.

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Recent ASPiRE News

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    Faculty, Staff Join with ASPiRE for Summer Service
    Jul 10, 2015

    Approximately 10 faculty/staff members and their families took part in ASPiRE's ongoing summer service activities, which include distributing food at Peter Paul Development Center and working with a personal trainer to exercise with youth at Fairfield Boys and Girls Club

    ASPiRE Students Lead, Perform in SPARC Show
    Jun 8, 2015

    Nine ASPiRE students were among the 200 people who performed in the School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's third annual LIVE ART show June 7.

VCU ASPiRE Program

A look inside the ASPiRE experience.

“ASPiRE has changed me into a more culturally competent individual. I have become inspired to fight for the underrepresented and less fortunate, and I feel as if I am part of a giant family.”- ASPiRE student