Tawheeda Shahab’s Story: Loving and Sharing Kindness

As a tutor at Broad Rock elementary, Tawheeda Shahab, of the VA Muslim Coalition knows what it means when the Micah motto says “love kindness”. She has found through volunteering that loving and sharing kindness is so much more rewarding than one could expect.  Every time Tawheeda enters the school to tutor, she finds her […]

Open Doors for Students – Be a Summer Camp Sponsor

It’s that time again! Summer camp registration is opening up soon. Have you thought about sponsoring a student? Summer camps are opportunities for students to have enriching life experiences that build character, self-esteem, and skills which benefit them inside and outside the classroom. Here are just a few of the many camp opportunities that you […]

Miriam Davidow: When Faith and Inspiration Meet Action

In celebrating the start of faith communities in partnership with Richmond Public Schools this past fall at the Annual Micah Kickoff, it is only appropriate to hear the story of someone who was there at the beginning. Miriam Davidow, of the Richmond Jewish Coalition for Literacy, helped make the connection happen at Swansboro almost 16 […]

Kathy Hernandez’s Story: The Value of ‘Fun Stuff’

Kathy Hernandez at Redd Elementary knows that fun is the key ingredient to encourage students to cherish their education.  Now in her second year as a Mentor at Redd Elementary, Kathy continues to employ creative methods to create an atmosphere of excitement about learning and classroom achievement. “I use a different approach,” Kathy shares. For […]

Cynthia’s Story of Summer Camp

Looking for new ways to support Richmond City students? Consider sponsoring a child to go to camp. Summer camps are a great way to continue educational experiences and they’re fun, too! Cynthia says it best…  Hello. My name is Cynthia. I’m writing this to tell about my experiences at camps and why other kids should go. First, […]

Bob Argabright: Loving School, Loving Community

Anyone talking to Bob Argabright about Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School can tell he has a special connection with the school, and according to him, “what is special [here] is the children.” For nine years, Mr. Argabright and other members of the congregation at Trinity United Methodist Church have been volunteering at the Elementary School through […]

Beth Ann Lucas’s Story: Being a Part of the “Great!”

“Great Happens Here!” is the sign that greets you as you walk up to John B. Cary Elementary School, one of the twenty-two schools that Micah partners with in Richmond Public Schools. Beth Ann Lucas has become part of the “Great” that happens at Cary as the Micah Key Coordinator of Saints Constantine and Helen […]

A Principal’s Story: Mrs. Phillips

At the 2012 Micah Kickoff, Beth Ann Lucas, the Micah Key Coordinator of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, recalled her first impression of Cary Elementary School: “I knew that John B. Cary was a special school even before I entered the building. Mrs. Phillips, the principal, was stationed outside welcoming children and parents. […]

A Family of Volunteers

For Pendle, volunteering is a family affair on more levels than one. It all started when Pendle Whisnant, a Micah volunteer from River Road Presbyterian Church, recognized that the congregation had volunteers who were not able to come during school hours.  So as the end of the year and SOLs approached, Pendle and Catlin Callister, […]

The Couple that Reads Together

As Louis and Mary Jones enter Mrs. Grady’s second grade classroom on the first Thursday of the month, they sit in the chairs in a corner of the room.  Quiet and attentive, the children arrive and settle on the rug around the couple, patiently waiting for the story to begin.  This story-time has become a […]