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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

Summer Season has begun!

 

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
School's Out Power Up for Summer Fun | FREE Activities and Meals
Various times and locations
Fitness Warrior Classes | FREE
Various times and locations
Shalom Farms Mobile Market | FREE
Tuesdays - Fridays | Various times and locations
50% discount for shoppers who use SNAP!
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
Job Fair for the Market at 25th
June 27, 2018 - August 1, 2018 | Click for times and locations
Contact Nicole, Director of HR at EastEndGroceryStore@gmail.com
Volunteers Needed! Summer Volunteer Opportunities
June 27, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Contact Rosemary Jones at rjones@peterpauldevcenter.org or call 804.780.1195
Peter Paul's Summer Promise 2018 Program
June 27, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Peter Paul Development Center | 1708 N. 22nd St., Richmond, VA 23223
MRTC's FREE Tennis Lessons
Tuesday | July 10 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Armstrong High School | 2300 Cool Ln., Richmond, VA 23223
FREE Webinar on Violence Prevention + Trauma
Thursday | July 12 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Click here to register
Pop Up RVA #804foryouth | Free Food, Games, Music and Fun
Friday | July 13 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Humphrey Calder Recreation Center | 414 N. Thompson St., Richmond, VA 23221
$1 Family Nights | Children's Museum of Richmond
Friday | July 13 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Downtown location | 2626 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
MRTC's FREE Tennis Lessons
Tuesday | July 17 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Armstrong High School | 2300 Cool Ln., Richmond, VA 23223
Jammin' in July
Tuesday | July 19 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sarah Garland Jones Center | 2600 Nine Mile Rd., Richmond, VA 23223
Black Pride RVA
Friday - Sunday | July 20 - 22 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Click for more information
MRTC's FREE Tennis Lessons
Tuesday | July 24 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Armstrong High School | 2300 Cool Ln., Richmond, VA 23223
RPN CAN Meeting
Wednesday | July 25 | 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Peter Paul Development Center | 1708 N. 22nd St., Richmond, VA 23223
Deadline to Register for Virginia Rules Camp | August 20 - 24
Monday | July 30
Peter Paul Development Center | 1708 N. 22nd St., Richmond, VA 23223
Pop Up RVA #804foryouth | Free Food, Games, Music and Fun
Friday | August 3 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Powhatan Recreation Center | 5051 Northampton St., Richmond, VA 23231
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
MRTC's FREE Tennis Lessons
Tuesday | August 7 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Armstrong High School | 2300 Cool Ln., Richmond, VA 23223
Build-A-Mom Workshop
Saturday | August 18 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Richmond Public Library Main Branch | Children's Activities Room: 1st Floor | 101 E. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23219
Virginia Rules Camp for Middle School Children
Saturday | August 20-24, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Contact RPDCares@richmondgov.com for an application
Career & Opportunities Expo | Applicants and Employers Welcome!
Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Resume Workshop 10 - 11 a.m.
Arthur Ashe Center |3001 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230
Pop Up RVA #804foryouth | Free Food, Games, Music and Fun
Friday | August 24 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hotchkiss Recreation Center | 701 E. Brookland Park Blvd., Richmond, VA 23222
Free GRTC Passes | For RPS High School Students
Beginning Fall 2018 | Click for more information
GRTC will visit Richmond Public High Schools |