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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

Abundant Life’s Royal Girls are excited to invite you to the world premiere of their film, The Power of “Prospectivity,” a look at positivity in Prospect. The girls have worked very hard on the film in partnership with Lighthouse Studio and would love to have you join them for the premiere! The free screening will be on […]

At Abundant Life we are committed to neighborhood-based ministry that reflects Jesus’ own incarnational life. For us, this has involved living among, learning from, and investing in the lives of those in closest proximity to us. Yet these relationships with individuals and families in the Prospect Neighborhood inevitably connect us with larger issues in our […]

Over the past four years, I have had the privilege to volunteer with Abundant Life, primarily through their tutoring programs. Reflecting on my undergrad years and now on my life in graduate school, I couldn’t imagine a more rewarding way to be involved in the community as a student and community member myself. In a […]

For the sixth straight fall, STRIVE students and mentors descended on Watermarks Camp in Scottsville for an overnight retreat on October 12-13. Because of STRIVE’s reliance on one-on-one relationships, the annual retreat is not only a great way for mentoring pairs to bond with each other, but with other members of the program, as well. […]

As part of President Ryan’s inauguration weekend, UVA is hosting a Community Bridges 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 20. To demonstrate the University’s commitment to a strong nonprofit sector, the 5K benefits the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) and its member organizations, including Abundant Life! Please consider joining our team by participating in one of […]

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