Thriving Education in Richmond

“Thriving is about realizing our fullest potential as individuals and communities.”

- UVA’s Thriving Cities project

If your heart is invested in the children of Richmond, you know that our education system can, should, and needs to do better.

We know that schools alone cannot achieve the future of a world-class education system in Richmond, as challenges in transportation, housing, the economy, poverty, racism, immigration policy, criminal justice, the environment, physical and mental health, all directly impact the classroom.

It’s time we gathered to deconstruct the professional and class divides within or community. The divide of RVA and Richmond.

Please join Building a Better RPS, Council of PTA's, StayRVA, Support Our Schools, and Richmond Forward, for a collective impact event to identify common priorities as we pursue a thriving education system in Richmond. John Sarvay and Floricane Inc. will facilitate the conversation and prepare a report with results. This is the first step in developing a collective impact framework for education in Richmond.


Tuesday, October 3rd  

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

YWCA Richmond (6 North 5th Street)

Please RSVP and send 1-2 representatives from your organization. Drinks and snacks will be provided. There is an area for kids. If you’re bringing little ones, please contact us at or (804) 683-3796.

If you cannot make it, please email and we will include you on future efforts.

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We must be the change we want to see. We hope to see you there!