Final Thoughts: Part 2

Final Thoughts: Part 2

In the last post, my rambling about love for Mama J’s pound cake, RVA-Richmond, and change adverseness was long enough to fulfill my own patience for a newsletter update. Here is part 2 and the conclusion of my “Final Thoughts.”

Peace and grace be with you.

Final Thoughts: Part 1

Final Thoughts: Part 1

But before I depart, I wanted to provide a few takes on Richmond. Will it be 1860s bridge or 1950s streetcar burning-style (double burn), or will it soothe the body like the first bite of a Mama J’s pound cake? You will have to read and find out.

A Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell

It is with mixed emotions of sorrow and excitement that I write to you today. June 29th will be my last day in Richmond because I will be departing for Portland, Oregon.  My wife and I are uprooting from a place and people we have truly come to love and call home for the past decade, to be closer to family and seek new job opportunities for this next stage of life.

2017 Reflection

2017 Reflection

We started 2017 with a focus on unlocking the language of government (policies, regulations, and budgets) to serve others in advocating for change. This directive, led us to set an ambitious list of goals. Read our 2017 recap to see where our journey took us! 

Thriving Education in Richmond

Thriving Education in Richmond

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.

Getting to Work

Getting to Work

Richmond Forward is getting to work on policy analysis, communication, and advocate training. Passionate hands, minds, and voices are needed. Join us today! 

On the shoulders of giants

Wow, what a list of accomplishments in our first year. All thanks to you and the many voices who responded to our call.