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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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    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.

    ASPiRE Offers Summer Community Service for Faculty/Staff
    May 25, 2015

    ASPiRE will offer two opportunities for VCU faculty/staff members to use their Community Service Leave. All VCU staff and 12-month faculty are eligible for 16 hours of Community Service Leave to participate in service opportunities in the community.

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