Working together to live an abundant life
Abundant Life demonstrates God’s love through holistic community development in the Prospect neighborhood.
By the Numbers
Working alongside our neighbors and friends, and supported by countless organizations and volunteers, we are sharing God's love with the Prospect community. Here are some notable numbers from 2017:
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10
We believe that every human being is created in the image of God and has great worth and dignity. Through long-term, lasting relationships with parents, children, and residents, we demonstrate the love of God in our community.
Many of our programs center around tutoring and mentoring for children from elementary to high school. Our individualized programs and one-to-one tutoring yield significant results.
Through our financial literacy courses we empower our neighbors to manage personal finances and gain self-sufficiency. Participants have bought their first home, furthered their education, or started a business, often with the help of matched savings.
Victoria participates in our Dollars and $ense class, while daughter Cordasha participates in Johnson Tutoring.
“It’s helped me to budget my money and not spend on things I really don’t need, [and Cordasha] has really improved in her reading and her math.”
A STRIVE graduate who started in Johnson Tutoring in 3rd grade, Amdane is currently a PVCC student, part-time employee, artist, and entrepreneur.
“I just want to thank everyone who’s been there for me, especially Mr. Harris and his family. They took me in as one of their sons and I kind of needed that. I really want to thank you because without that I probably wouldn’t have graduated honestly.”
After moving into a Habitat home on Prospect in 2015, Adelina and Benny enrolled their sons Javier and Cristian into STRIVE and the 5/8 Club, respectively. Javier is now a STRIVE and Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center graduate working at UVA, and Cristian is a STRIVE student who just completed his first internship.
Marquia participated in Ladies of Quality for most of middle and high school and was active in the Trinity Presbyterian youth group. She and husband, Ray, were married this past winter, were baptized together, and are teaching their children about the never-failing love of God.
Stories and News
You are cordially invited to our upcoming benefit dinner, “The Art of Building Community Night”! Come out for an opportunity to see original artwork by Abundant Life youth and hear from past program participants. We’ll also have delicious food from Mission BBQ and live music from Chickenhead Blues Band! Dress is business casual. Please register […]
We are honored that the Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary Club has chosen our Dollars and $ense program to be the beneficiary of its 4th Annual Ramblin’ Rabbit 5K! We’d love for you to participate and help us spread the word! The race will occur Saturday, May 25th (Memorial Day Weekend) at PVCC. See flyer below […]
An incredible collection of local artists (including a few of our student participants!) are lending their talents to this April 12th benefit for the Abundant Life Fellows! ArtBeat of Cville will feature singer-songwriter Lora Kelley, hip hop artist Nate Emmanuel, singer Dominique DeBose, singer-songwriters Micah Iverson and Aaron McGinnis, poet James Cole, and student performers […]
When I first became a student at UVA, I was so impressed with all the great programs available in Charlottesville and through Madison House that allowed for interaction and mentorship between kids in the community and college-age students. I was eager to get involved with one of the nearby elementary schools, and I was told […]
We are thrilled that Tom Tom Festival has designated us one of three “incredible local organizations who are celebrating and fostering the power of role-modeling and inclusion here in Charlottesville”! We’ll be on hand, along with City of Promise and African American Teaching Fellows, to share about our work and accept donations at this free screening of Black Panther. […]