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Celebrating a Full Year of Justice!

125 RISC members gathered at Bon Air Presbyterian to celebrate all we’ve achieved together!

We all enjoyed a potluck and fellowship, meeting new friends and fellow justice-seekers from across RISC’s 22 member congregations!

RISC leaders shared intriguing stories detailing the teamwork, little-known events, and persistence behind this year’s Nehemiah Action!

We honored outstanding RISC leaders and welcomed 2 new member congregations!


Latest RISC News - Summer 2019

Affordable Housing & Eviction Diversion

This spring, hundreds of RISC members attended City Council meetings, met with City Council members and Mayor Stoney, and wrote, called, and showed up at the Nehemiah Action Assembly to demand a solution to Richmond’s eviction crisis. Together, we successfully obtained commitments from 5 City Council members to support $2.9 million for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and funding for the new Eviction Diversion Program in the City of Richmond!

RISC Members Own our Organization!

RISC Members: We Own our Organization!


Investing allows us to own our organization—RISC is 76% member-funded and sustainable because of our investments!

Our Goal: Raise $50,000 in 2019 through 250 investors

By the Justice Celebration (June 24, 2019) we raised $18,069 through 90 investors!

Thanks to all who invested so far!

How to invest:

1. Checks addressed to RISC can be mailed to:

RISC, PO Box 4931, Richmond, VA, 23220

RISC Congregations and Leaders Catch the Vision!

RISC Congregations & Leaders Catch the Vision!


5 congregations brought at least one third of their average worship attendance together to do justice at the Nehemiah Action:

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Ginter Park Presbyterian Church  

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church            

Bon Air Presbyterian Church

First Congregational Christian United Church of Christ


4 team leaders in RISC congregations organized their teams to bring at least 24 people to the Nehemiah Action!

Janice Lacy, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Welcome VISTA Members!

RISC is honored to be a sponsor site for AmeriCorps VISTA, starting in the summer of 2019! At the Justice Celebration, RISC members got to meet this year’s new members:

Lauren Cortez, who will be working on leadership development and research

Taylor Rotsted, who will be working on fundraising, grant-writing, and corporate drive

Casey Overton, who will be working on outreach to new congregations and non-profit partners

We look forward to working with AmeriCorps and are excited to see what we can accomplish together!

RISC Welcomes 2 New Congregations!

RISC Welcomes 2 New Congregations!

We are excited to announce that this spring, Temple Beth-El and Faith Community Baptist Church officially joined RISC!

The clergy of both congregations have signed the RISC covenant, and plan to participate in RISC’s listening process this fall.

Upcoming Events

What’s Next? NOW—August 16 Summer Corporate Outreach During the summer, we take time to reach out to local businesses to share about our successes, build awareness and respect, and raise investments in RISC.  Get involved in sharing our story & building allies with local businesses and congregations by contacting the RISC office at (804) 476-0064 or Monday, September 9, 6:30pm Listening Process Kick-Off For all team leaders/house meeting hosts September 10-October 13 House Meetings

2019 Nehemiah Action Assembly!

2019 Nehemiah Action Update

With the power of over 700 organized people from 21 member congregations and dozens of guest congregations, we stood for...

· $2.9 million in funding for Richmond’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund—TRIPLE the amount previously invested each year

· The start of Richmond’s Eviction Diversion Program

· Continuation of proven Reading Mastery curriculum in Richmond Public Schools


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