Accomplishments

 Affordable Housing Job Training Health Care School Suspensions

Affordable Housing:

  • RISC negotiated with Richmond City Council to enact the city’s dormant trust fund. In just two years (2015 & 2016) more than $80 million in affordable housing projects and services have assisted over 1,100 Richmond families with safe, affordable housing!

Job Training:

  • RISC worked to build a pipeline from government-funded and non-profit workforce centers into entry-level healthcare jobs at our region's hospitals. In 2016, RISC pressed HCA Virginia and VCU Health System to recruit and hire through this pipeline. The hospitals committed and are beginning to make job offers.

Health Care for the Uninsured:

  • Since 2007, RISC has pressed VCU's Virginia Coordinated Care Program to use its state and federal dollars more efficiently in order to ensure that more low-income uninsured persons have access to primary care. Since RISC began its work, the number of individuals with access to primary care has jumped by more than 20,000 patients.

School Suspensions:

  • In 2010, RISC obtained a commitment from the Richmond Public Schools to ensure that every student suspended multiple times in the same school year receives an individual intervention with parents, teachers, and administrators instead of simply further out of school suspension.

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