Welcome to Micah!

Micah is a partnership of faith communities and Richmond Public Elementary Schools that mentors, tutors, and volunteers through its vibrant network of more than 100 faith communities in 23 schools so that every child believes, “I can achieve.”
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  • Sign Up Now: Fall Kick-off Luncheon 2018

    Thursday, September 13, 2018 Location: Second Baptist Church of South Richmond, 3300 Broad Rock Blvd RVA 23224 Time: Doors open 8:30 am    |   Program in Sanctuary 9:00 am – 9:45 am School Emphasis: J.L. Francis Elementary   Training Modules 10:00 – 11:45: Mod. 1      New Volunteer Training Communities in Schools/Virginia Mentoring Partnership Brand new… [Continue Reading]

    Sign Up Now: Fall Kick-off Luncheon 2018

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Location: Second Baptist Church of South Richmond, 3300 Broad Rock Blvd RVA 23224

Time: Doors open 8:30 am    |   Program in Sanctuary 9:00 am – 9:45 am

School Emphasis: J.L. Francis Elementary

 

Training Modules 10:00 – 11:45:

Mod. 1      New Volunteer Training

Communities in Schools/Virginia Mentoring Partnership

Brand new Micah volunteers learn the skills they will need …

 

Mod. 2     Strengthening Relationships Through Communication

Virginia Mentoring Partnership

Learn tips and approaches to build partnership with a young person through effective communication …

 

Mod. 3      The Preschool Child

Dr. Johnnye Massenburg-Johnson, Program Manager, RPS Preschool Learning Centers

Learn about preschool children and their educational needs, how RPS is meeting these needs and how YOU can help as well …

 

Lunch: at 12:00 by Apple Spice Junction (please select your preference: Salad or Box Lunch)

Cost: $10 payable at the door

Register: on the form below, or call 804-783-7903, ext.30 (when calling, please leave your name, e-mail, phone number, faith community, school, module choice, salad or box lunch)

RSVP by September 6

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Benefits of Joining Micah

Micah is an Association that provides an opportunity for congregations and faith communities to make a difference in the life of a child while doing hands-on, shared interfaith service in the Richmond Public Schools 23 elementary schools.

Sharing in service has its benefits!

November 2014 Luncheon

November 2014 Luncheon

  • Faith & Learning
    • Micah hosts a yearly Kick Off Event in September to energize our faith partners for the upcoming school year. After an interfaith service that spotlights a dynamic school-faith community connection, continuing education workshops are offered to give volunteers a chance to gain practical skills and knowledge.
  • Support & Program Assistance
    • The Micah Program Director and Staff strengthens and supports the Association faith partners by
      • Recruiting volunteers within faith communities.
      • Fostering relationships with Richmond Public Schools staff, teachers and administrators.
      • Designing strong volunteer programs.
      • Providing relevant training and best practices.
  • Sharing & Community
    • Micah hosts three Association Luncheons a year – typically November, January and May. Experienced partners share best practices for volunteer programs and projects to help spark new ideas for the volunteer community.

Ways Faith Communities can connect through Micah:

  •  Provide a “Key Coordinator” to effectively organize your faith community volunteers.
    • Key Coordinators disseminate information about events, trainings and school projects ensuring a high quality impact with minimal confusion.
  • Support Micah financially through committed monthly, quarterly or annual donations.
    • Micah staff, training and events are funded by the generosity of its partner churches and individuals who believe in the power to change lives through relationship.
  • Attend the yearly Micah Kick Off and Association Luncheons to stay informed and fellowship with other faith partners.

 

Interested in volunteering with Micah? Click here to connect.