Chaz Barracks

Chaz Barracks joined Bridging Richmond the Fall of 2015. As a graduate assistant, Barracks curates content and manages Bridging Richmond’s social media presence to amplify partner action and priority issues. He previously held a VCU position training Richmond Public School teachers on a behavior management curriculum model. Barracks brings global experience to the team, having worked with nonprofits in South Africa, Australia, and Japan. Much of this work focused on providing services for delicate populations, the arts and community engagement. Barracks' service in the Bonner Scholars program initiated a passion to work within interdisciplinary mediums to bridge the nonprofit and (art) education sectors.

Barracks spent two years as an English teacher in the Japanese Exchange Teaching Program (JET), mentoring students about cultural exchange and utilizing language study to break cultural barriers and stereotypes. Barracks currently volunteers at Bandit’s Adoption & Rescue of K-9s.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, University of Richmond
  • Master's Degree in Nonprofit Studies, University of Richmond
  • Ph.D. in Media, Art & Text, Virginia Commonwealth University, admitted Fall 2016