Posts by mateo1

El Campo 2015!!

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…

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Lunch Program with Healthy Movement, Dance, and Art

Provides lunch for over 150 children who usually receive free or reduced lunch services during the academic year. After kids eat they participate in healthy movement and art activities to make their summer that much more exciting and stimulating! [facebook][/facebook] [retweet][/retweet]

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El Campo Youth Soccer

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…

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Teen Leadership Coalition

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…

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“Viendo” or “Seeing”, a Youth Camera Project

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…

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Free Health Clinic and Screenings with Una Vida Sana

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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Youth-Run Farm Stand

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…

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Mi Mochilón (My Big Backpack)

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 year.

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