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IT'S TIME TO RESPECT RICHMOND

Almost half a million people are victims of gun violence each year in the United States. Unfortunately, Richmond isn’t immune from that statistic.

Gang-related crime and gun violence are on the rise in Richmond, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can do something about it!

Project Safe Neighborhoods is here in Richmond to help you take a stand and reclaim your neighborhood. Check out the resources and services available in your community.

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RVA LEAGUE FOR SAFER STREETS

RVA League for Safer Streets is a community basketball league and empowerment program in Richmond, VA created to connect former inmates with youth, young adults, and local law enforcement officers. The initiative was created in 2017 by two ex-offenders, Jawad Abdu and Paul Taylor, as a way to offer positive life lessons to at-risk youth, teach non-violence, and build unity between communities.

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VIDEOS

Check out the videos we are using to spread our message that “enough is enough” when it comes to gang crime and gun violence in Richmond.

EVENTS

If you want to make Richmond a safer place for everyone, get involved, attend an upcoming community event, and learn how you can help.
Event Name
Date
Location
Build-A-Dad Workshop
Thursdays | May 17 - June 14, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Virginia Career Works | 203 East Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219
Fitness Warrior Classes | FREE
Various times and locations
Richmond FBI Division 2nd Annual Youth Academy | Apply Now
Tuesday & Wednesday | July 17 & 18 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Richmond Field Office | 1970 E. Parham Rd., Richmond, VA 23228
Build-A-Dad Workshop | Speakers: Philip White Master of Fatherhood Initiatives & Jawad Abdul RVA League for Safer Streets
Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Virginia Career Works | 203 East Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219
Red Carpet Affair: A Star's Trek to Success | Student Recognition
Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Peter Paul Development Center | 1708 N. 22nd St., Richmond, VA 23223
Build-A-Dad Workshop | Speaker: Aneka Ross (Youth Counselor) Daughter of Big Get It
Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Virginia Career Works | 203 East Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219
RPN CAN Meeting
Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Peter Paul Development Center | 1708 N. 22nd St., Richmond, VA 23223
Build-A-Dad Workshop | Speaker: Don Flair (Music Artist) Boy Meets World
Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Virginia Career Works | 203 East Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219
Volunteers Needed! Help Us Build A Playground!
Thursday | June 7, 2018
Contact Rosemary Jones at rjones@peterpauldevcenter.org or call 804.780.1195
Build-A-Dad Workshop | Speaker: Vincent Ellis (Author) M. ED., Founder of V.E.W. Enterprises
Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Virginia Career Works | 203 East Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219
In the Sun Again Community Block Party
Friday | June 8, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Robinson Theater | 2903 Q St., Richmond, VA 23223
Build-A-Dad Workshop | Speaker: Ellery Lundy (Founder & President) Broken Men Foundation
Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Virginia Career Works | 203 East Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219
5K Bike & Ride Community Day | 5K, Free Food, Entertainment & Community Resources | Register Online!
Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 5K 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Community Day 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Broad Rock Park | 4825 Old Warwick Rd., Richmond, VA 23224
Volunteers Needed! Summer Volunteer Opportunities
June 27, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Contact Rosemary Jones at rjones@peterpauldevcenter.org or call 804.780.1195
10th Annual Citywide Back To School Rally
Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Richmond Raceway | 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23222