Getting Beyond the Buzzword of Inclusion: Local and Global Perspectives

Courtney Rice, Director of Inclusion and Community Impact, co-authored an article for Philanthropy Journal News about diversity, equity and inclusion, and how to move community forward from theory to practice. She addresses how this has worked within our own organization, in particular as it relates to our Community Innovation Grant, which is open for submission…

Storytelling: Helping to Create a More Inclusive Virginia

Today we share a story by Jessica Hawthorne, Director of Programs for Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC). VCIC is working to help create a more inclusive Virginia and learn how sometimes necessary conversations are uncomfortable, but they can lead to great learning and growth. Students are recruited from all over the state to attend…

A healthy, reliable diet all year is important for success in school.

Studies show reliable access to healthy, filling food increases kindergarten preparedness, which can lead to better outcomes and reduce some of the challenges vexing this region That’s why Robins Foundation supports organizations like Tricycle Gardens that use innovation to solve inequalities in the Richmond area. Tricycle has a unique approach to eliminating food deserts and…

Fostering Understanding and Acceptance Through Diverse Perspectives

Robins Foundation is committed to ensuring every student has a fair shot at a successful and empowering education, career and life. So we partner with organizations who support year-round education like Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) who provide workshops for educators and summer retreats for students designed to help eliminate disparities in academic achievement…