Ten students and two ASPiRE staff members spent the week exploring Richmond's history, learning about the critical issues facing Richmond Public Schools and participating in a community service project.
Habtamu ’18, an international relations major with a minor in chemistry, has been accepted to study abroad with International Student Exchange Programs.
The conference brings students, faculty and community leaders together to learn about best practices for impacting community and mobilizing social change.
ASPiRE student Angelique Scott gives back to the community through art, activism and service.
ASPiRE students partnered with the Mosby Tenant Council to help register voters, offer voter education opportunities and provide transportation to the polls on election day. They also participated in interviews with British journalists writing about the election from college students' perspectives.
ASPiRE Community Fellow Kysha Washington is a case management services coordinator with The Daily Planet.
Melody Barnes, the former domestic policy advisor for President Obama, served as a guest lecturer for the ASPiRE course "Foundations of Community Engagement."
VCU doctoral student and adjunct professor Amanda Hall uses her "green thumb" in community engagement efforts.
VCU students seek to register to vote classmates, disenfranchised populations in Richmond.
Nearly 100 new students were welcomed into the ASPiRE program on August 22.
Marvin Hy-Minh Chau was awarded The VCU Board of Visitors Award.
All VCU staff and 12-month faculty are eligible for 16 hours of Community Service Leave to participate in service opportunities in the community.
More than 50 VCU and community members attended a panel April 25 that addressed issues related to incarceration.
Juniors Angelique Scott and Jessica Chavis were recognized for excelling in their first leadership roles at VCU and for the differences they've made on campus and in the community.
Richmond City Health District staff members, VCU public health students and VCU ASPiRE students are leading outreach efforts across Richmond to educate community members.
Erin Thomas-Foley is the education director for the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community.
ASPiRE students partner with John Shuck to help restore more than 4,000 grave sites.
The journey of the Monarch butterfly was the focus of a performance held Feb. 19 that included fourth grade students from 18 elementary schools.
Former ASPiRE Community Fellow Susan Sekerke helps coordinate volunteer opportunities for ASPiRE students through her organization.
VCU alumna and ASPiRE Community Fellow Shantell Malachi founded Dress for Success Central Virginia to help provide professional attire for underprivileged women entering the work force.