Community Programs

Career Jumpstart: presents monthly programs to young women aged 16-25 (target age 16-25) from local high schools and community colleges to assist with resume writing, networking, career exploration, and developing skills for employment.

Cooking with JLR: produces meal kits (ingredients, tools, and recipes) for women who are transitioning from domestic violence shelters through a partnership with the YWCA and Shalom Farms

Done in a Day: assists other community organizations in one-day projects focused on children and families, totaling over 1,400 volunteer hours annually.  Examples of community organizations:

  • Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School
  • Bon Secours Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House
  • Doorways
  • Family Lifeline
  • FeedMore
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Peter Paul Development Center/Richmond Promise Neighborhood
  • Richmond Public Schools
  • Joseph’s Villa
  • Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
  • YMCA of Greater Richmond/Bright Beginnings

Reading Carnival: creates and executes family events at area community centers that emphasize family togetherness, education, and literacy. The programs encourage family engagement, provide access to books at home, increase caregiver literacy, and build community engagement.

Women RISE (Resources, Inspiration, Support, and Empowerment): partners with REAL LIFE to offer support, socialization, informal conversations/programs to women and mothers in recovery.