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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:

93%
Of 12th grade participants graduated high school
90
Active participants in K-12 programs
2
FIDA participants became homeowners

Our Approach

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

Spiritual Development

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.

Academic Support

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.

Economic Empowerment

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.

Alumni Story

To this day, I am grateful for Abundant Life letting me know that it was awesome to be a Christian and thrive, despite uncontrollable circumstances in life.

Rashawnda

Alumni Story

In the summer of 2016 as a rising 10th grader, Cardale worked as an intern with the 5/8 Summer Program, a program he participated in during middle school.

Alumni Story

Abundant Life Ministries definitely helped me throughout my time in school. I participated in all the programs I could since the age of 5.

Laquinta

Alumni Story

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.

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Stories and News

For the last three years, I’ve been involved in a unique partnership between Abundant Life, Trinity Presbyterian Church, and the Prospect Prayer group. Together we plan and provide a free Vacation Bible School (VBS) experience for our young neighbors. This year’s VBS took place June 18-21, and it was amazing to see the Lord at […]

On June 13, STRIVE students, mentors, their families, and Abundant Life board members came together at Trinity Presbyterian Church for the program’s annual End of the Year Banquet. Following a delicious meal catered by Wayside Chicken, students and mentors took turns sharing the student’s goals and accomplishments from the year, allowing those gathered to celebrate […]

For the last two years I’ve been a volunteer leader of Ladies of Quality (LQ) Sr, Abundant Life’s mentoring program for high school girls. Along with another UVA student, SK, I’ve had the amazing experience of getting to know three young women who are all long-time Abundant Life participants. We’ve spent most of our time […]

Fresh off a Super Bowl victory in his rookie season, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Rashard Davis returned to his hometown of Charlottesville and sat down with us for an interview about his time in Abundant Life. Little did he know that we had a big surprise for him.    Photo and video credit: Laura […]

Our Johnson Tutoring students had a busy end of the school year! We conducted several different science experiments and learned about the scientific method. One of their favorite experiments was exploding rainbow milk where they learned how dishwashing liquid affects the milk’s fat molecules. They also enjoyed making their own bouncy balls and competing to see which […]

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