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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

In 2017, the “White House” at 782 Prospect Avenue received a beautiful interior rehab through the loving hands of longtime Abundant Life supporters. In the fall, we heard of an opportunity that could help us extend the makeover to the aging exterior. We applied for a partnership with Building Goodness Foundation (BGF), a Charlottesville-based nonprofit […]

As the school year comes to an end, we have transitioned to group tutoring and special activities since our dear tutors have left us for the summer. This gave us the opportunity to partner with our fantastic friends at the PB&J Fund so that our students could experience making a healthy meal and learn valuable […]

Thanks to your prayers and donations, and the generous matching gift of a local foundation, we have now replaced both 15-passenger vehicles that died last year. The second minibus arrived last week to complete our fleet makeover and return us to maximum transportation capacity. COO Anne Brown took the newest addition on its maiden voyage, […]

Don’t forget to register by June 8 for our upcoming benefit dinner, “The Art of Building Community Night”!  Come out for an opportunity to see original artwork by Abundant Life kids, hear testimonials from past program participants, and meet our new Executive Director, Nathan Walton. We’ll also have delicious food from Mission BBQ and live music from Chickenhead Blues Band! Dress […]

My name is Shantisha but everyone calls me Tisha and I have a 15-year-old son named Cameron. We have lived in Charlottesville since he was born and moved to the Prospect area in 2006, approximately 12 years ago. From the moment Cameron was born I always did my best to raise him right, teach him […]

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