The Collegian reports:

"A University of Richmond leadership studies class will partner with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a nonprofit organization in Richmond’s North Side area, to record oral histories recounted by residents.

LISC, a community-development support organization, aims to improve the quality of life in cities by helping residents transform their neighborhoods into good places to live and work, according to its Web site.

Each student in the Leadership in the Contemporary American Metropolis class has been paired with a neighborhood leader chosen by LISC. These neighborhood leaders include ministers, active members of civic organizations and people who have lived in the area for a long time. The neighborhood leaders have each chosen an interviewee — a fellow community member — who they thought would have interesting perspectives about the community."