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Raising Their Voices to Raise Awareness

RVA Street SingersWhat human endeavor engages the entire body, challenges the brain, elevates the spirit, is inclusive regardless of origin or experience, and allows everyone's voice to be heard?

Singing.

The activity is so beneficial that it inspired a new, innovative interdisciplinary service-learning course this semester at Virginia Commonwealth University. Music and Social Justice Engagement with the Homeless Community through Song connects students in the School of the Arts and School of Social Work with the RVA Street Singers — a choir made up of individuals experiencing homelessness, the first of its kind in the metro-Richmond region.

Read the full VCU News article.