Founded in 2013, Groundwork RVA was formed by a broad group of inspired community visionaries with inspiration provided by the City of Richmond, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Groundwork USA, Inc.
Groundwork RVA works with Richmond youth to facilitate environmental, economic, and social well-being in neighborhoods through the transformation of blighted and neglected open spaces into public assets.
Greening Richmond: To collaborate with other stakeholders in maintaining and expanding Richmond's network of green spaces and sustainable infrastructure by converting brownfields to active use; enhancing the health of the James River and urban tributaries; and maintaining Richmond's parks and schools in cooperation with the City of Richmond.
Preparing Youth for Success: To prepare youth for career success by designing interpreting, building, and maintaining Richmond's green network through enduring participation in green workforce.
Improving Health and Quality of Life of all Residents: To improve quality of life and enhance the health of Richmond residents by improving pedestrian connectivity in Richmond neighborhoods to parks and recreational spaces; to jobs and service centers; and to places of cultural importance.
Realizing Racial Equity: To realize racial equity and promote social justice by cultivating youth leadership in conservation, recreation, and civic participation related to the development of public assets.
6 Points Innovation Center
James River Park System
George Wythe High School
Armstrong High School
John Marshall High School
Oak Grove Bellemeade
Summer Hill Elementary
Ruffin Road Elementary
Mary Scott Elementary
Stone Brewing RVA