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Richmond Community Toolbank now accepting applications from nonprofits

The Richmond Community Toolbank will open on March 19 (see the announcement below), but nonprofit organizations (with supporting documents) can now register ahead of time. Learn more at http://www.richmond.toolbank.org


November Randolph Neighborhood Association (RNA) meeting highlights

1. Mr. Sean Miller, VP of Operations for the Boys and Girls Club, discussed the pending sale of 1301 Winder Street, expressing his desire to see this building benefit the Randolph community. He indicated that various entities have inquired about the property, including VCU. However, this option is not currently being considered. Rev. Michael Moore of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church was present and indicated that his congregation is currently exploring the purchase of the property. This is one possible location they’ve considered as they seek to expand their ministry efforts in the Randolph neighborhood. Councilman Agelasto and Mr. Thad Williamson (the director of the Office of Community Wealth Building) were also present, suggesting possible uses similar to that of the Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton.

2. Councilman Agelasto and 5th District liaison, Ida Jones provided updates regarding the Idlewood roundabout, the 5th District Holiday Party (Wednesday, December 10, 6:30 pm at the VA War Memorial), and the construction of a new entrance at Maymont. Regarding the roundabout, the project’s current plans have been sent back to the UDC due to some small design changes. It will need to go before the planning commission one last time to receive final approval. Sidewalk improvements along Idlewood near the roundabout have been included in the final plan.

3. On behalf the Johannas Design Group, Mrs. Johannas, came to answer questions about Tribeca: Phase 2. Mrs. Johannas explained why the project is likely to attract owner-occupants and addressed parking concerns. She also indicated that construction is slated to start in December 2014. Because the project did not require rezoning, it did not have to go before the planning commission.

4. Mr. Larry Davis of Randolph Community Center introduced himself as the new program director. Mr. Davis runs the “outside of school” program where kids are introduced to the arts, receive help with their homework, have access to the gym, and participate in healthy lifestyle initiatives.

5. Officer Marshall of the RPD gave updates regarding crime (an overall decrease from last year) and reminded neighbors to be cautious about leaving items in their cars and leaving packages on their porch.

6. Officer Felton of VCU indicated that their has been 4 evictions in the Randolph neighborhood and that they are working on several more. One of these evictions led to a sizable confiscation of drugs. Residents were thankful for these efforts.

7. Tito Luna of VCU introduced residents to the office of Institutional Equity and Community Engagement. They are looking to do a survey on VCU’s impact on the surrounding community.  Dr. Peyton McCoy, the RNA’s VCU liaison, will be reaching out to residents with more information.

8. RVA Clean Sweep plans to clean Grayland Avenue on Dec 6 in light of all of the leaves. Be sure to sign up for the event on Nextdoor!

Are you a baller? Randolph Dragons looking for coaches

The Randolph Dragons are gearing up for another year of basketball they’re currently looking for a couple coaches to fill some key spots. Age groups range from, 6-7, 8-10 (Biddy), 11-12 (midgets), and 13-15 (Juniors).

Practices usually start mid-December and games start in January. Games are on Saturday mornings–only six games in a season, then playoffs. Ideally, they’re looking to have practices two nights a week, but that really depends on the coaches availability. All coaches need to pass a background check.

For more information, please contact Mr. Larry Davis at the Randolph Community Center at (804) 646-1080.

RVA Clean Sweep to host clean-up on Nov 1 near Maymont

RVA Clean SweepFrom the RVA Clean Sweep Facebook page:

When: Nov 1 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Maymont Elementary School

Description: Quick & fun trash clean up. We will be focusing on the one section of Randolph. All supplies will be provided. Will will meet in the field north of Maymont Elementary School. Drinks and lunch at Little Mexico afterwards for those who can join!

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/281736812025433/

3 Randolph volunteers needed for 8/23

From the Randolph Neighborhood Association (RNA):

Dear Randolph neighbors,

The RNA is looking for three neighborhood volunteers to help out for a couple hours on Saturday morning, August 23rd (8:00 to 10:00) to assist with VCU’s Project Clean and Green Move here in Randolph.  Tito Luna, VCU’s Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator, indicated:

“I am working with the ASPiRE program and hope to have up to five student volunteers available to assist. If [Randolph] would like to participate and have at least three neighborhood residents on board (one of which is the project leader), please let me (taluna@vcu.edu) know by Monday at 9 a.m., so that I can confirm student volunteers and let the city know so that DPW can inform its employees either way.”

All that to say, we need your help! Your time and energy is greatly appreciated! Please contact Tito if you’re able to help out.




Bike Walk RVA Academy is looking for Randolph applicants


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From Brantley Tyndall, Sportsbacker’s Community Outreach Coordinator:

I want to bring to your attention a new program the Sports Backers are launching, called the Bike Walk RVA Academy. This program is very much focused on civic engagement and how community members can become effective spokespeople (pun intended) for a walkable and bikeable Richmond – everything from making their needs known to City Council, to speaking one-on-one with their neighbors.

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Applications are due September 4 (entry into the program is free, but competitive) and all of the information can be found in the below/attached press release and on the program’s webpage.

The Press Release can be found here: PR #61 – Bike Walk RVA Academy