Richmond FLOW

Fighting Poverty in Richmond, One Step at a Time.

A Message from Team FLOW

Dear Reader,

Richmond, Virginia is neck-deep in poverty, a problem that could be solved through the development of Job Training Centers, which can provide its citizens with the abilities to get and maintain jobs. Poverty, defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary as the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possession, is an issue that affects one quarter of Richmond’s population, and nearly two-fifths of its children. We believe that, with a donation of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, we could begin to alleviate the poverty crisis through the development of job training centers. There, jobless citizens could go to be trained for everyday jobs, be it at the center itself or in other places. This would allow for the citizens to, essentially, begin to bring themselves out of poverty with a little bit of help and a lot of hard work and dedication. Past actions made by the HOLC, which resulted in the increase of homelessness in the city will hopefully be remedied thanks to the city’s plan to introduce mixed-income units, mixed with our efforts to give the citizens jobs. Together, we can make a change!


The Problem

Our Solution

In order to alleviate this issue, we are requesting $250,000 in order to set up Job Training Centers. There, people in need will be able to get the training required to get and maintain a job that will aid them in their escape from poverty. Assorted job training opportunities will be offered in order to provide each participant with a wide range of options, depending on what their skills may be or what times they're available for work.
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