Richmond, VA: Poverty and Health Care

Volunteer Venture: Richmond will focus on issues of education and healthcare in relation to poverty. Service will be focused at a combination of medical and child care centers that range from the Fan Free Clinic to Church Hill Activities and Tutoring, where participants will have the opportunity to engage with children through mentoring and recreational activities. Discussion during the week will include topics such as the nature of poverty, factors that influence health and the effects of poverty on children.

Participants will also get to experience the rich of history of Richmond, the capitol of Virginia, from the historic Fan District to enjoying an afternoon relaxing on the James River.  

To see more about what you'll be experiencing in Richmond, feel free to visit these links:
http://www.bonsecours.com/
http://crossoverministry.org/
http://www.fanfreeclinic.org
http://www.childrenshosp-richmond.org/CMS/index.php
http://peterpauldevcenter.org/

Questions or comments? Please contact Jenny Davidson, Coordinator of Student Service Learning, at jdavidson@wlu.edu or 540-458-4669.

Maximum number of participants: 15