Community Outreach Partnership Centers Program FY 1999 Grantee
LYNCHBURG COLLEGE, LYNCHBURG, VA -- $399,838
Lynchburg College will receive a Community Outreach Partnership Centers Program New Grant of $399,838 to work in three inner city neighborhoods of Lynchburg-Tinbridge Hill, College Hill, and White Rock Hill-on an asset-based community development approach. Emerging events in these neighborhoods such as the Crosstown Connector and a neighborhood-based service delivery system for the City have created both urgent needs and opportunities for action.
Among the activities Lynchburg will undertake are:
This work is an outgrowth of substantial grant from the Jessie Ball du Pont Fund for outreach activities. Matching funds are also being provided by the College's community partners, including the City, a local health care provider and bank, the local bar association, and all three affected neighborhood councils.
- Building strong community organizations through training workshops and creation of a council to promote neighborhood collaboration;
- Providing a wide range of business development services for existing and planned businesses, including working on-site with minority business owners;
- Offering primary and preventive medicine and wellness care for senior citizens;
- Implementing a parent training at 11 elementary schools for the parents of children identified by the school system as "at risk; and
- Creating a strong sense of neighborhood through historical and cultural awareness, including archival research on local African-American history for the Legacy Museum and two local African- American cemeteries.
Contact: Dr. Thomas Seaman, 804-544-8327
Content Archived: January 20, 2009