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El Campo 2015!!
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El Campo 2015!!

Nov 11, 2015 by

It was a great year for El Campo! Over 10 volunteer coaches helped coordinate 8 weeks of soccer practices for ages 5-16! On the average day we had over 3o participants and over 60 kids in all came to at least a couple practices.  They had a great time and the parents came out to watch! Looking forward to next...

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Big Show Off III
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Big Show Off III

Mar 12, 2015 by

Don’t miss this chance to see this excellent showcase of talent from a wide range of Richmond’s finest show-offs. This is the third event of its kind that we have hosted and you’re not gonna want to miss it. All funds raised from the talent show will go to Richmond Conexiones, a small non-profit that facilitates common spaces in Southside Richmond for community programs...

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El Campo Youth Soccer
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El Campo Youth Soccer

Oct 20, 2014 by

El Campo” Youth Soccer clinic is a free, eight week program for kids of all ages who live in low-income communities in Southside Richmond. Many of these young men and women are from Spanish-speaking families and love soccer! Unfortunately, they have minimal access to training facilities or leagues due to location and high costs. We aim to fix that!...

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Teen Leadership Coalition
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This group of young people faces a simple question: What can you organize to improve yourself and your community?  The teen leadership coordinator will help them through the stages of planning and realization of their proposed projects.   The TLC is a service learning program in which youth develop job skills, learn organizing techniques, and discover their role in building better communities for...

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“Viendo” or “Seeing”, a Youth Camera Project
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Recent VCU graduate Jose Henriquez teaches a photography program for Southside teens called “Viendo/Seeing”. The main objective is give kids a platform for creative expression of their ideas about themselves, their community, and their personal struggles. The kids meet weekly to photograph as well as write about their experiences. They collectively talk about each other’s work and look at past and contemporary artists along...

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Free Health Clinic and Screenings with Una Vida Sana
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Community Connections is facilitating and providing outreach for Una Vida Sana, a Virginia Commonwealth University program that provides health screenings and referrals to the Hispanic community in Richmond, much of which is uninsured. The program is in pilot stages but will most likely be a monthly event coordinated by Community Connections, Richmond Health Department, and...

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Southwood Community Garden
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Southwood Community Garden was a project initiated by the Teen Leadership Coalition. It began with all donated and salvaged materials and now is being expanded through a small gro-green grant. The garden is open to all interested Southwood...

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Youth-Run Farm Stand
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Youth-Run Farm Stand

Oct 18, 2014 by

Kids age 9-16 run a farm stand at La Plaza Farmer’s Market in a Southside Richmond neighborhood where they sell fresh vegetables such as squash and tomatoes and collard greens. The kids get hands-on experience in entrepreneurship, teamwork, and customer service, and they learn about growing, cooking, and eating good food. The kids have as many experiences around good food as possible – in...

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Mi Mochilón (My Big Backpack)
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Local businesses and individuals donate backpacks and school supplies for youth whose families have limited income. Mi Mochilón (My Big Backpack) is a summer event in which kids arrive to pick up their “mochilas” and “utiles” for the coming school...

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