The Compact is an essential step to moving Richmond forward, but change is needed to achieve Mayor Stoney's goal of ONE Richmond. Read to learn how we can get there and what Arnstein's ladder has to teach us about community engagement.
Please make the right decisions today and join with Richmond Forward, VCU Medical Student Association, and American Heart Association in supporting the proposed $0.80 cent cigarette tax to provide a dedicated revenue stream for school facility maintenance. We’re asking you to do not what is easy, but what is right.
It's time to get people to Compact meetings!
Mayor Stoney’s proposed Education Compact could be the central vehicle through which we get a RPS facilities plan adopted and funded. The Compact’s framework provides an opportunity for Richmond to “get our house in order” by internally-aligning the Mayor’s administration, the School Board, and City Council to enact a system of transparency, cooperation, and efficiency.
Worst case scenario, this Compact becomes yet another effort mired in political strife and stagnation that continues our broken school system.
Richmond Forward is not going to let that happen and you'll want to read why.
What do you have to say about the budget and CIP? We'd love your help to inform and elevate the conversation in moving us towards our goal of funding a comprehensive facilities plan for RPS.
Wow, what a list of accomplishments in our first year. All thanks to you and the many voices who responded to our call.
The election brings a new wave of people to the forefront providing an opportunity for sweeping change. Accountability and action will only go as fas as the people take it. Join in and get active today!
Dedicated funding will not be a pre-election reality, but don't give up on the lame duck Council. Four years ago a lame duck Council passed the Redskins deal in 35 days because it was made a priority! Also, there are plenty of cool non-funding events to tide us over.
We'll learn a lot today about dedicated school funding at Council's finance committee.
What is the Roanoke 40 really about? Did City Council take up our offer for a date? Answers to these quesitons and more in the latest update.
The Roanoke 40's been receiving a lot of buzz, but action is needed to make this a reality.
The Roanoke 40 could be our first step to solving the broken dialogue we have around school improvement.
Hear from your mayoral candidates as they answer questions from an awesome collection of RVA non-profits. Be there!
Richmond is at a time of challenge and transition as our City Council and Administration look to improve our divisive budget process, while Umoja looks to strategically engage our community to "unify, reconcile, and dismantle" our current racial brokennss.
The busy summer continues with talk of improving our budget, building a better RPS, and an important look at the City's long term finances.
Funding solutions for RPS are being proposed today! Get educated and involved in the conversation to move our city forward.