RVACC Programs

RVA Community Closet

RVACC was established to provide youth from low income families-as well as those who are less fortunate with free clothes, back to school items, summer program access, christmas toys, special events, movie tickets and other assistance. We are a network of support and hope, dedicated to assisting, connecting & empowering the world. donate here     view shop

RVA Everybody Eats

Each year millions of people across the United States face food insecurity, while our nation continues to throw away enough food to end this crisis. Our mission is to be actively involved with feeding the homeless and less fortunate in Richmond, Virginia. We can, and should, end hunger in America. donate here

RVA Flint #SaveFlintChallenge

The #SaveFlintChallenge is a community improvement social project centered around water relief for Flint, and encouraging everyone to extend a helping hand in communities other than their own. Everyone deserves clean water. donate here


Empowering The Youth To Impact The Future

RVA Youth Empowerment

Some public schools offer before and after school care for their students, with typical fees of $100-$500 or more a month ($1,000-$5,000 or more for the school year), and that's per student. The RVACC YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM has obtained sponsorship, and with your donations we can help elevate 50-100 students. 

"It's all about raising our youth to be goal-oriented with high expectations!" 

RVACC YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM was founded in 2016 by Lance Cooper (Richmond, Virginia Activist/Community Leader, and cousin of HOF NBA player Alonzo Mourning). Our mission is to strengthen the community, and provide under-served, underprivileged, deserving kids with resources and a chance to participate in valuable education opportunities. Many of todays youth never get to experience empowerment classes, it’s our goal to ensure that every child has this opportunity.

Your support will open doors for 50-100 students (age 10-18), and place them in an environment dedicated to helping them live successful, healthier and happier lives. RVACC YOUTH EMPOWERMENT helps kids with homework assistance, small group tutoring in reading, math, teen council/leadership development; summer camp access and organized instructional programs for physical activities such as dance, yoga, and martial arts; academic and arts programs such as science, crafts, and theater. 

We provide developmental tasks – including understanding self and personal values, life skills, dealing with family stress, human growth and development, and issues related to social and emotional transitions from adolescence to adulthood.

Through our media sponsors, community partnerships and our own financial assistance process, we can offer 50-100 students annual enrollment for ONLY $160 per student. This fee will assist with food, bus passes for youth travel, team uniforms, camp access, & classroom supplies. Every dollar raised stays local and has a lasting impact on children in the RVA community. 

Help Us Educate Our Youth

We strive for peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential. Our goal is to provide a network of support that empowers the youth to be leaders and make a change, for a better world. RVACC will be fundraising for our youth program through the end of the year. Please help now if you can.


Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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