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…

What can Richmond learn from Communities in Schools?

We kicked off this year’s Lora M. Robins Speaker Series with a great discussion and presentation lead by Dan Cardinali, President of Communities in Schools (CIS). CIS, founded in 1977 is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization which serves more than 1.3 million students each year, including students in the Richmond metro area. CIS Richmond supports students in 41 Richmond City and Henrico County high poverty neighborhood schools, by working with 160 partner agencies in our area to eliminate barriers to success and keep kids in school.