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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

Marquia

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

Please join us for this free interactive workshop  as we discuss how to maximize impact and minimize harm in community development. Featured speakers include Executive Director Dr. Rev. Nathan Walton, Director of Leadership Richard Feero, and Board Member and former Fifeville Neighborhood Association president Carmelita Wood. Living a Life of Presence: Social Justice in Community […]

For the first time this year, we are celebrating Black History Month with quotes, profiles, and stories of notable people and events that have contributed to our community, nation, and world. Follow us on our social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube – to learn about and be inspired by lesser known but […]

In honor of National Mentoring Month, we asked STRIVE mentor Jerry Maynard, Jr. to reflect on his 3+ years working with 12th grader Cardale Emmery. STRIVE matches high school boys with Christian adult male mentors for all four years of high school and the first year post high school. Over those 5 years they build a relationship, create and […]

For two months, in partnership with Light House Studio, eleven young ladies from Abundant Life’s female empowerment group Royal Girls worked on creating a film that highlighted the positive aspects of living in Greenstone on 5th apartments. Upset that there were so many negative connotations about their place of residence within the Charlottesville area, they […]

Abundant Life invites you to a special evening of events in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21, 2019. The 17th Annual Fifeville Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration’s theme is Keep the Dream Alive and Well and features free family-friendly activities. We will kick off the events with […]

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