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 […]

Landon and Bernard, The Reading Dog

There is a dog walking the halls of the Mary Scott Annex of Ginter Park Elementary School heading right into a classroom. His name is Bernard. And the hand holding Bernard’s leash, as well as his bag of treats, is that of Landon Woody, a Micah volunteer from St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. If you ask […]

Reading with Anna McClenney

 For Anna McClenney, teaching has been more than a career, reading with students is a mission.   For Anna McClenney, teaching has been more than a career, reading with students is a mission. “I was employed by Richmond Public Schools as a reading tutor and I continue to do so as a retired teacher, and […]