Recent News

Annual Appreciation Event Honors Partners
Apr 26, 2017

ASPiRE hosted its annual community partner appreciation event April 12 to recognize and thank community partners who provide service opportunities for ASPiRE students.

Opportunities for Summer Service Offered through ASPiRE
Mar 29, 2017

All VCU staff and 12-month faculty are eligible for 16 hours of Community Service Leave to participate in service opportunities in the community.

ASPiRE Students Featured in Article about "Opening Minds through Art"
Mar 27, 2017

The program pairs VCU students and community volunteers with St. Mary's Woods residents to create art projects.

ASPiRE, Globe and LEAD Students Take the Plunge
Mar 16, 2017

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.

ASPiRE Student Tsion Habtamu Set to Study Abroad in Ghana
Mar 14, 2017

Habtamu ’18, an international relations major with a minor in chemistry, has been accepted to study abroad with International Student Exchange Programs.

ASPiRE Students Present at Active Citizens Conference
Feb 21, 2017

The conference brings students, faculty and community leaders together to learn about best practices for impacting community and mobilizing social change.

The Art of Expression
Jan 12, 2017

ASPiRE student Angelique Scott gives back to the community through art, activism and service.

ASPiRE Students Work on Election Initiatives
Nov 15, 2016

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.

Kysha Washington "Plants Seeds" with VCU Students to Inspire Service
Nov 1, 2016

ASPiRE Community Fellow Kysha Washington is a case management services coordinator with The Daily Planet.

ASPiRE Hosts Former U.S. Domestic Policy Advisor
Oct 13, 2016

Melody Barnes, the former domestic policy advisor for President Obama, served as a guest lecturer for the ASPiRE course "Foundations of Community Engagement."

Doctoral Student and Master Gardener: Amanda Hall
Oct 5, 2016

VCU doctoral student and adjunct professor Amanda Hall uses her "green thumb" in community engagement efforts.

Getting Out the Vote
Sep 19, 2016

VCU students seek to register to vote classmates, disenfranchised populations in Richmond.

New Students Arrive for ASPiRE Orientation
Aug 26, 2016

Nearly 100 new students were welcomed into the ASPiRE program on August 22.

ASPiRE Graduate Honored at May Commencement
May 31, 2016

Marvin Hy-Minh Chau was awarded The VCU Board of Visitors Award.

VCU ASPiRE to Offer Summer Community Service Opportunities
May 3, 2016

All VCU staff and 12-month faculty are eligible for 16 hours of Community Service Leave to participate in service opportunities in the community.

ASPiRE Book Club, Panel Addresses Incarceration
Apr 27, 2016

More than 50 VCU and community members attended a panel April 25 that addressed issues related to incarceration.

ASPiRE Students Receive Emerging Leader Awards
Apr 8, 2016

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.

VCU Students Help Promote Public Health Week
Apr 7, 2016

Richmond City Health District staff members, VCU public health students and VCU ASPiRE students are leading outreach efforts across Richmond to educate community members.

Bringing Art to Life
Mar 31, 2016

Erin Thomas-Foley is the education director for the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community.

John Shuck: Bringing Light to East End Cemetery
Mar 17, 2016

ASPiRE students partner with John Shuck to help restore more than 4,000 grave sites.