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Girl ActionTeam - John Marshall High School - Richmond, VA
Virginia Credit Union invites its members to join in painting a mural by RVA Artist Hamilton Glass in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward. The project is conducted alongside the members of Girls for A Change, a local non-profit whose mission is to support and inspire Black girls and other girls of color to visualize their bright futures and potential through discovery, development and social change in their communities.
The mural design came about as a collaboration between Girls for A Change members and Hamilton Glass.
In addition to painting the mural, volunteers may assemble and decorate snack bags that will be used in the after school programs offered by Girls for a Change
Virginia Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative that helps members live more confidently, by showing them how to gain control over every aspect of their financial world.
The project is coordinated with help from HandsOn Greater Richmond
Because of space limitations, the project is limited to 60 volunteers, divided among two shifts. Volunteers will be given instruction and will be guided in painting the mural by artist Hamilton Glass.
Ages: 8 and up are encouraged to partcipate
Saturday, October 14, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Volunteers will work one of two Shifts, from 9a.m. – 11 a.m. or 11 a.m – 1 p.m.
Rain date: Saturday, October 28th.
Corner of N. 1st Street and E. Broad Street in Historic Jackson Ward.
Please check-in at the volunteer tent upon arrival
About the Artist
Hamilton Glass is an artist native to Philadelphia, PA, and now based in Richmond. He is an artist in the U.N.I.T.Y. Street Project, a team of Richmond artists who pay tribute to the community and its historical legacy through mural arts. The murals serve the communities in which the art is designed to live. The murals enrich the properties and the neighborhood and provide a deterrent to graffiti. U.N.I.T.Y. is an acronym for U: Upholding, N: networking and I: inspiring T: togetherness in celebration of Y: yesterday.
Highlight of the Month
Naomi Vickers is a senior at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. Throughout high school, she has engaged in various volunteering activities: from beginning Learning to Lead with her friend to discuss black empowerment at HomeAgain Homeless Shelter and other locations, to co-facilitating a Girl Action Team with Girls For A Change. She is also active in the theatre community; her most recent role was Leading Player in her school’s production of Pippin. She is a member of the French, American Sign Language (ASL), English, History, Theatre, and National Honor Societies and on the leadership boards of the Forensics, Generation Action, Drama, and ASL clubs. Naomi intends to study Economics and African-American Studies at Harvard University this fall.
Girls for a Change is a 501C3 non-profit organization whose mission is to support and inspire black girls and other girls of color to visualize their bright futures and potential through discovery, development and social change innovation in their communities in doing so, e help girls develop key skills needed for their success.
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