Aug 22, 2018
VCU ASPiRE and VCU LEAD participants traveled to Belize in July to partner with the Sand Hill community.
Aug 21, 2018
Ashley Dunnaway, ’15, M.T. ’16, was recognized for teaching first grade in Prince William County Schools.
May 30, 2018
Twenty-five conference participants attended the workshop, "Debunking the Myth of the Slacker Millennial."
2015 ASPiRE alumnus Saidu Tejan-Thomas puts his love of storytelling into action at podcasting company
May 7, 2018
Tejan-Thomas is an associate producer with Brooklyn-based podcasting company Gimlet Media and was able to work on the show “Uncivil,” which won a 2017 Peabody Award.
May 2, 2018
More than 80 percent of the students who started ASPiRE's two-year intensive program in 2016 completed it. ASPiRE requires students to live in West Grace South Residence Hall, take nine credit hours and complete 100 co-curricular hours.
Apr 28, 2018
More than 20 ASPiRE community partners and students attended the appreciation event held April 25.
Apr 9, 2018
ASPiRE student Taylor Wilkerson, ’18, has been accepted into VCU’s Master of Social Work program.
Mar 12, 2018
Eight ASPiRE students, along with a student from VCU’s ACE-IT program, and two staff members participated with ASPiRE’s 5th annual Urban Plunge program.
Feb 20, 2018
Eight ASPiRE students attended the conference this year at William & Mary. This year's theme was "The Skills of Freedom."
Dec 18, 2017
As someone who experienced unstable housing as a child, Elaine Williams, '17, used her time at VCU to prepare for a career advocating for women and families in similar situations.
Oct 9, 2017
Since 2013, VCU students have worked to restore the historic African-American cemetery.
Sep 30, 2017
Jasmine Funderburk ’20, a social work major, started the ASPiRE program this month and has already worked with two community partners.
Jul 24, 2017
Georgia Cipriani '16, an American Airlines flight attendant, takes over the VCU Alumni Instagram account and shares her experiences.
Jul 16, 2017
Nicole Reeder will serve for one year as the volunteer coordinator for the nonprofit organization Friends of Lafitte Greenway.
Jun 22, 2017
Nationally known recording artists and 200 students with and without disabilities took the stage together for a night of music, dance, visual art and inspiring human connection June 11.
May 2, 2017
Aisha Kamara, a December 2016 graduate and ASPiRE alumna, will be a secondary education English teacher, working with the “Let Girls Learn/Let Girls Work” program.
Apr 26, 2017
ASPiRE hosted its annual community partner appreciation event April 12 to recognize and thank community partners who provide service opportunities for ASPiRE students.
Mar 29, 2017
All VCU staff and 12-month faculty are eligible for 16 hours of Community Service Leave to participate in service opportunities in the community.
Mar 27, 2017
The program pairs VCU students and community volunteers with St. Mary's Woods residents to create art projects.
Mar 16, 2017
Ten students and two ASPiRE staff members spent the week exploring Richmond's history, learning about the critical issues facing Richmond Public Schools and participating in a community service project.