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John Randolph Foundation ENCOURAGES …

  By partnering with schools and community organizations, SwimRVA builds social bridges through aquatics that cross physical, racial and economic barriers, and serves as a catalyst for health, fitness and water safety. John Randolph Foundation’s first grant to SwimRVA in 2015 was to support a 2nd grade swim program in partnership with Hopewell City Public… View Article

John Randolph Foundation ENCOURAGES …

  Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia (BTMVA) offers young men a safe place where they can talk as well as a community of mentors and peers who listen, believe in them, and help them make better choices. Through weekly circles, camping trips and family communications workshops, BTMVA builds relationships, offers support, and promotes… View Article

John Randolph Foundation NURTURES …

Some call it pinch hitting or rolling with the punches, others call it vamping, still others, flying by the seat of your pants. Whatever you call it, everyone seems to be doing it. We’re all trying to do the best we can under the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day presents new challenges… View Article

Blessed Beyond Measure

For almost 30 years, project: HOMES has been improving lives by improving homes. That’s their mission—it’s what they do. That sounds a lot like John Randolph Foundation’s mission, too—“Healthy Communities, Bright Futures.” So it’s no big surprise that the John Randolph Foundation has been supporting project: HOMES with grant funding for 21 years to improve… View Article

Hopewell-Prince George Healthy Families: “The Little House Where the Magic Happens”

It’s just a little beige house on Hopewell’s North 4th Avenue, but I hear big things are happening inside.  I’m dropping by to learn more about Hopewell-Prince George Healthy Families, a local nonprofit that works to make a positive difference for children and families in the Hopewell and Prince George County communities. I’m meeting with… View Article

Healthy Lifestyles 3.1 Miles at a Time | Tri-Cities Road Runners

Healthy lifestyles lead to healthy communities with the help of Tri-Cities Road Runners. It’s early on a Saturday morning, about 6:45 a.m.  The sun is warming up the morning breeze as it burns through a light foggy haze hovering in the air.  It’s race day, and it’s going to be a nice one.  I’m hustling… View Article

“There is a Better Way to Live” | Alamo Recovery Center

The Alamo Addiction Recovery Center on Petersburg’s South Market Street has been helping local addicts find a better way to live for over 40 years. There it is!  I look up ahead and see the historic house I’ve been looking for.  It’s called the “ALAMO” but I’m not sure why.  I find a spot to… View Article

Family by Choice | Big Brothers Big Sisters

Terence Doctor shuffles a basketball from hand to hand as he tells me about volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  He’s been a Big for four years to the same Little –  James – who’s a celebrity here at Dupont Elementary.  As James makes his way down the hall to us, just about everyone gives him… View Article

While There’s Life, There’s Hope | The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter

I recall hearing about ALS a long time ago when it was commonly called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.  Lou Gehrig, one of my childhood sports heroes, was a beloved NY Yankees baseball player in the late 1930’s.  He brought worldwide attention to the disease when it ended his career.  More recently, a 2014 movie entitled “The… View Article

James House | Preventing Abuse Starts Early

On a cold winter day in March, Terence Barber is sitting in the community center at Thomas Rolfe Court in Hopewell awaiting the arrival of a bus full of kids.  Once a week, Terence leads an after-school program here for 28 children from the neighborhood.  He teaches them about healthy relationships, how to deal with… View Article