Recent Articles

RISC August News - What's Next

What's Next for RISC?
House meetings to identify next community problem begin September 18!

RISC August News - Jobs

Since the launch of the healthcare jobs pipeline in June 2018, more than 50 job-seekers from Richmond's distressed neighborhoods have been hired into entry-level jobs at VCU Health! 

RISC August News - Education

RPS to Pilot Proven Reading Program

6 Month Update

Look at all we've accomplished together so far in 2018!

What's Next? Upcoming Events!

Sunday, July 29, 4pm and Thursday, August 9, 5:30pm

Rethinking Justice Workshop & RISC Team Leader Orientation

All are welcome! Learn why we are called to do justice & how RISC unites congregations to build power for justice in the Richmond region.

Register at


September 11-October 15

House Meetings

RISC Congregations & Leaders Catch the Vision!

Ebenezer Baptist Church and Bonay Kodesh brought over 100% of their average worship attendance together to do justice at the Nehemiah Action!


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

Ginter Park Presbyterian Church—88%                

Bon Air Presbyterian Church—50%

Congregation Or Ami—40%

New Light Baptist Church—34%


RISC Members - We Own our Organization!

Our Goal: Raise $55,000 in 2018

Goal: All 314 RISC network members investing


Every network member is asked to consider investing $200 in our collective work—some invest more and some less.


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



Thanks to all who invested so far!

$17,690 turned in by 81 investors!

$32,099 in total commitments!


Invest: PO Box 4931, Richmond, 23220 (please make checks to RISC)

Breaking RISC News!

With the power of organized people, we get justice done!

Childhood Trauma

All Chesterfield County Public Schools staff will get ACE Interface Trauma Informed Response Training before the first day of school THIS FALL and

CCPS will hire an outside organization to provide in-depth training to the six schools with more than 200 suspensions last year and the highest disparity in suspensions for African-American students with disabilities. Training will be evaluated using a nationally-recognized assessment to measure results.

Celebrating a Full Year of Justice!

115 RISC members packed First Presbyterian Church on June 11 to celebrate all we’ve achieved together!

We were delighted to set up extra tables and chairs because of the full house! We all enjoyed a potluck and fellowship.

RISC leaders shared intriguing stories detailing the tension, funny happenings, and persistence behind this year’s Nehemiah Action!

Guest speakers from the Virginia Dept. of Behavioral Health shared about ACE Interface, which will be provided for all staff in Chesterfield County Schools because we stood up for a proven solution.


Subscribe to Front page feed
Go to top