Helping to Create a More Inclusive Virginia

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. FromJessica’s story we 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…

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…

Presenting our 2019 CIG Recipient – Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Congratulations to Commonwealth Catholic Charities! We are thrilled to announce the award of the 2019 Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant of $500,000 to Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC) for their Youth Housing Stability Project.  Focused on ending youth homelessness and housing instability in Richmond communities, Youth Housing Stability Project is a…