Community Engagement

DCE has a vision to integrate community engagement in all aspects of VCU's work to address societal inequities, bridge the university-community divide, and demonstrate civic responsibility through transformative action.

Community Engagement is a key component of VCU's Quest 2028 Strategic Plan. The university uses its special position in Central Virginia's economy and culture to tackle important needs identified by the community. It adjusts its programs to make the most impact through partnerships at local, regional, and international levels.

Place-based community engagement

Mary and Frances Youth Center

The Mary and Frances Youth Center provides programming and training to enhance the lives of youth in the Richmond metro area.

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VCU Health Hub

The VCU Health Hub is a Richmond East End health education and wellness activity center. Our goal is to provide activities that promote individual and community health and well-being while learning together.

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