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February 2016 RISC Job Training Update

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“I want a good job with benefits that I can do for the long-term, but no one gives me a chance.” Sharing stories of unemployment and the struggle to find a good job, like this story shared by a RISC congregation member who attended a house meeting last fall, have driven us for the past two years to seek job training opportunities for residents of distressed Richmond neighborhoods.

March Job Training Update

All of the hospital systems we have spoken with have revealed a continuing need for entry-level medical employees. Unfortunately, many people seeking healthcare training are unable to successfully attain certification. Last fall, 881 students dropped out of programs that would lead to medical careers at J Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

March Education Update

“We love our children and we want them to have the opportunity to reach their God-given potential, but they can’t do that if they cannot read.”
-Rev. Brenda Summerset-

February 2016 RISC Education Update

February 2015 RISC Education Update

There were audible gasps in the school board chamber on January 28th when our 41 people stood up with our red RISC lanyards in support of making sure that all kids in Henrico county (no matter where they live) have the opportunity to read on grade level.  Five RISC members who live in Henrico spoke about our hope for the implementation of a proven curriculum for the 7,729 students that attending schools that are unaccredited in reading in Eastern Henrico!  We all left energized! 

Style Weekly's Losing Patience

Style Weekly's Losing Patience

Losing Patience

    April 08, 2009 NEWS & FEATURES » COVER STORY

  Despite $104 million in federal funds, VCU's indigent health care program leaves some patients in a lurch. Critics say it's all part of the plan.



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