SEE forum on Wednesday, 2/25 – “How do race and class impact student achievement?”

Students for Educational Equality is hosting a discussion on “How Do Race and Class Impact Student Achievement?” Dr. Bedelia Richards of the Sociology department and Cassie Price from the CCE will be addressing questions on the achievement gap, racial and class identities in schools, and possible solutions nationwide and in Richmond. We will be in the CCE Think Tank on Wednesday, February 25 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided!


The CCE’s “Spring Break in Richmond: Education!”

From Adrienne Piazza:

In Spring 2015, the CCE will be facilitating our 4th annual Alternative Spring Break program, Spring Break in Richmond: Education.  Through this program, students will spend their spring break learning more about City of Richmond, its education structures and its schools.  Throughout the week, we will meet with local education leaders, visit a variety of schools including Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts and Henderson Middle School, explore Richmond landmarks and restaurants.  More information, including the application, can be found on our website.  I am happy to answer any questions you or others may have.



Adrienne Piazza

Program Manager

Bonner Center for Civic Engagement

University of Richmond

Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 201

Phone: 804-484-1606

Fax: 804-484-1605


Month-long summer peacebuilding institute

From Rob Corcoran:

[Caux Scholars Program in Switzerland] . . . It is a month-long summer peacebuilding institute that has alumni in over 100 countries (Amaha is an alum.) The application deadline is February 27. It you know someone who might be interested please pass this attached information to them and direct them to our website

We are actively seeking US students who will commit to taking these peacebuilding skills back to their home communities. Partial scholarships are available for two selected US students, especially from Washington DC, Memphis, Dayton, Richmond, Norfolk, or Austin, who develop proposals to work with a local organization involved in community building/trustbuilding to overcome racial/economic divides and in partnership with Hope in the Cities/Initiatives of Change following their participation in the summer program.

Feel free to be in touch if you need more information and please spread the word.


Rob Corcoran

National Director

2201 W. Broad Street, Suite 200

Richmond, VA 23220

804-358-1764 ext. 12

Cell 804-307-3584


Non-CLA Service Opportunity with Office of Community Wealth Building

From Taylor Holden (
We are looking for one Bonner student to volunteer to watch children at the monthly Chat n Chew hosted by the Office of Community Wealth Building (OCWB) for residents of Creighton Court. The meetings are a continuation of months of training and meeting as the Informed Neighbors Corps to prepare residents for the upcoming Redevelopment of the East End. The group has had consistent attendance but several of the mothers are forced to bring their children with them to the morning meetings. We would like to have someone to play with the 2-3 children so their parents can fully engage in the meeting and discussions. The children are under 5 years old and there are toys at the community center we meet at.
The February meeting will be Friday Feb 6th from 10:00-11:30 AM. Taylor Holden, who is interning with the OCWB, will be driving to the meeting and back, so your transportation will be provided.

Richmond College hosts excursions in the city (Stone Brewery and Squirrels Stadium)

From the Richmond College website:

In celebration of Richmond College’s 175th anniversary, Richmond College is partnering with the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and University of Richmond Downtown to offer “RC in RVA: Bringing it Back to the City.” We invite students to engage in our history and our city through this series of educational and interactive excursions.

See more here:

Spring Break in Richmond: Education

In Spring 2015, the CCE will be facilitating their 4th annual Alternative Spring Break program, Spring Break in Richmond: Education.  The application deadline has been extended to Friday, December 5.  More information, including the application, can be found on our website.

Please contact Adrienne Piazza ( for if you have questions.