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March 3, 2015
Community-Based Learning for a Day
Community-based learning takes the classroom into the world
UR’s community-based-learning program takes the classroom into the world beyond campus
February 18, 2015
Amaury Perez, '16
Cuban immigrant works for social justice in his new country
Cuban immigrant Amaury Perez, ’16, works to provide better opportunities for under-served people in his new home country.
February 4, 2015
Ryan Rinn, '04
Ryan Rinn, '04, works as community organizer and urban planner in the city of Richmond
Ryan Rinn, '04, talks about his role as executive director for Storefront for Community Design and what it takes to build a better city.
November 6, 2014
Students launch RVAGOV, a hub for engagement in Richmond city government
Students launch RVAGOV, a new website to provide a platform to educate and empower full participants in Richmond city government.
October 24, 2014
More Than Shelter
In her book "More Than Shelter," Amy Howard shatters public-housing stereotypes
Amy Howard's book "More Than Shelter" not only shatters public-housing stereotypes, but also stands to inform the city of Richmond's war on poverty.
October 23, 2014
Urban Education Fellows
Local middle schools offer a backdrop for exploring the challenges and successes of education in America
Seven UR students spend the summer studying the complex nature of local middle schools as a glimpse into the challenges facing education in America
October 15, 2014
Whitney Schwalm, '15
Pre-health student explores addiction and mental health through coursework and volunteering
Pre-health student gains empathy and a greater understanding of addiction and mental-health issues through her work at a substance-abuse treatment center.
October 14, 2014
Bonner Scholar reflects on his four years of community service
Bonner Scholar reflects on the challenges, frustrations, and fulfillment inherent in community service.
October 13, 2014
College Students for a Day
Higher Achievement scholars enjoy an overnight adventure on campus
Local middle-school students revel in the college experience through an overnight visit to campus.
September 30, 2014