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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

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 […]

We are excited to announce three new additions to our staff: Kelsey Veldhuizen, Cooper Good, and Sonia Montalvo! See their roles and get to know them below. KELSEY VELDHUIZEN Volunteer Coordinator Kelsey began serving as a volunteer tutor at Abundant Life during her time as a Trinity Fellow in 2017-18. She joined staff in the summer […]

In partnership with City of Promise and Jefferson Area CHIP, Abundant Life traveled beyond the city limits for Wildrock Girls Summit on Friday, September 21. Twelve girls loaded up the bus for some fun in the wilderness and time to reflect on their Girl Power! Upon arriving, both Wildrock staff and women of the Charlottesville […]

This summer marked Abundant Life’s 10th year of attending Summer’s Best Two Weeks Citikidz Camp, affectionately known as “SB2Dub! Citikidz.” A week-long overnight Christian sports camp specifically aimed at serving urban youth, Citikidz is located in the beautiful mountains of Rector, PA near Laurel Mountain State Park. Our small group of young ladies were all […]

I am Hannibal Reid Jr, a college student at Old Dominion University, proud and successful member of Abundant Life, and a believer in the Abundant Life process. I was initially introduced to Abundant Life through STRIVE and was fortunate to have two awesome mentors, Jed Metge and Chris Stine. I remember feeling blessed to have […]

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