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, employee, artist, and entrepreneur.
“I just want to thank everyone who’s been there for me, especially [my STRIVE mentor] 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.”
Currently a high school senior, Nayante has been a part of Abundant Life programming since 2nd grade. Participating throughout middle school allowed Nayante to share her spirit with other participants and staff, as well as prepare her for leadership roles; she served as Bible Camp counselor last summer and Royal Girls Junior Leader this school year. Her warm personality and talents have helped make the girls more comfortable and open with her. Nayante dreams of joining the military as well as obtaining a bachelor’s degree after graduation.
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.
Stories and News
Every year since 2003, Abundant Life has invited Fifeville residents to come together on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Together, we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, his ideals of nonviolence, justice and equality, the talents of our neighbors, and the culture of our neighborhood. Due to COVID-19, we are moving the 19th Annual Fifeville MLK Day Celebration […]
Dear Abundant Life Family, I hope this post finds you well, and that you are enjoying this holiday season! This has certainly been quite the year for all of us. I wanted to personally reach out to first say THANK YOU, for all the ways that your partnership has enabled Abundant Life to make a […]
Dear Abundant Life Family, This has been a challenging year. From a global pandemic, to racial unrest, to a polarized political climate, we have all had to wrestle with how to navigate these uncertain times. It is important to acknowledge these realities, but we refuse to stop there. We are committed to asking the question: “Where is God at […]
We’ve created a video for #GivingTuesday to honor the resilience of Prospect families during COVID-19. Now, we’re inviting you to honor our neighbors’ resilience with a generous gift! All donations made on December 1 will be matched up to $15,000 thanks to anonymous donors! Want to have your donation TRIPLED? Submit a gift through […]
This Thanksgiving, ten families celebrated the holiday in their brand new home, thanks to a partnership between Abundant Life and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville. On November 7, three years after its groundbreaking, Habitat dedicated ten new homes at Harmony Ridge (off of 5th Street SW) on land it acquired from Abundant Life. In […]