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.
Mar 14, 2017
Habtamu ’18, an international relations major with a minor in chemistry, has been accepted to study abroad with International Student Exchange Programs.
Feb 21, 2017
The conference brings students, faculty and community leaders together to learn about best practices for impacting community and mobilizing social change.
Jan 12, 2017
ASPiRE student Angelique Scott gives back to the community through art, activism and service.
Nov 15, 2016
ASPiRE students partnered with the Mosby Tenant Council to help register voters, offer voter education opportunities and provide transportation to the polls on election day. They also participated in interviews with British journalists writing about the election from college students' perspectives.
Nov 1, 2016
ASPiRE Community Fellow Kysha Washington is a case management services coordinator with The Daily Planet.
Oct 13, 2016
Melody Barnes, the former domestic policy advisor for President Obama, served as a guest lecturer for the ASPiRE course "Foundations of Community Engagement."
Oct 5, 2016
VCU doctoral student and adjunct professor Amanda Hall uses her "green thumb" in community engagement efforts.