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NBC12 awards teacher Michelle Hughey for Excellence in Education

Posted on March 11, 2019
Teacher Michelle Hughey has changed hundreds of lives at our Sarah Dooley Center for Autism over the past 13 years. For her unrelenting dedication and compassion, NBC12 surprised her with their Excellence in Education Award. Michelle gives her all to every student and makes the most of every teachable moment. She works with some of our largest, most severely impacted students. Last year, one of her students was unable to ...Read More

Housing changed everything for Clarence

Posted on February 18, 2019
When Clarence lost his home, he lost his self-esteem with it. He felt so ashamed of having nowhere to stay that he cut ties with his family for eight years. "I didn't want my children to know I was homeless all that time," said Clarence. "I didn't want them to see me the way I was. When you get to be my age, you don't like asking people for things." ...Read More

Introducing Richmond’s newest supermarket: The Villa Grocery

Posted on February 1, 2019
Every year the Villa's culinary services provide 115,000 meals to students at no cost to their families. But when they're out of school, many don't know how or when they'll eat next. Other families are just one car breakdown, illness, or paycheck away from financial crisis. The Villa Grocery is our newest on-campus resource to make sure no child or family goes hungry. In partnership with FeedMore and operated by ...Read More

Vision To Learn brings brighter futures into focus at the Villa

Posted on November 29, 2018
Did you know more than 2 million children in the U.S. do not have the glasses they need to see the board, read a book, or participate in class? Vision To Learn partners with schools and organizations like the Villa to make sure students in low-income communities are able to reach their full potential by having access to proper eye care. Vision To Learn's mobile clinic visited the Villa from ...Read More

Loads of Love to wash away laundry challenges for Villa students

Posted on November 15, 2018
Loads of Love is the newest program of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation that helps eliminate a simple but critical barrier to student success. The program installs laundry facilities in schools and nonprofit organizations so that children experiencing homelessness or unstable living situations can access clean clothes at no cost to their families. The goal is to increase students' confidence and self-esteem, and improve school attendance and participation. We're grateful ...Read More