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Oct 08, 2021

An African-American, Black-American, Latino, and White-American walk onto a Marine training base… On September 24th, Chris Nocks, STRIVE Class of 2021, graduated from Marine Corps Boot Camp on Parris Island. The journey just to get to Parris Island required sacrifice, strength, and determination. Throughout high school, Chris had served his community: as a 5/8 Club summer […]

Sep 19, 2021

Abundant Life is excited to announce the hiring of McKenzie Markham as our new Middle School Tutoring Coordinator! McKenzie will oversee weekly academic tutoring for Prospect neighborhood participants at Walker Upper Elementary and Buford Middle Schools. Her responsibilities will include supporting student-tutor relationships, implementing curriculum, interfacing with parents and teachers, and more. McKenzie is a Central Virginia […]

Sep 01, 2021

A Lasting Harvest: Rooted in Community Abundant Life’s 25th Anniversary Celebration We are celebrating 25 years! Twenty-five years of being present in the Prospect community through programs, staff, volunteers, tutoring, mentoring, Bible studies, personal finance training, first-time home ownership, high school and college graduations, and walking with resilient Prospect families as they pursue abundant lives. Join us for […]

Aug 23, 2021

Dear Abundant Life Friends, After nearly four years of joyful and thoughtful work to further Abundant Life’s mission in the Prospect neighborhood, Nathan Walton has announced that he will be departing from his role as full-time Executive Director in fall 2021. Nathan is pursuing a call as Co-Lead Pastor at East End Fellowship in Richmond, VA, […]

Jul 24, 2021

Abundant Life is excited to announce the hiring of Charlottesville native Tessa M. Thompson as our new Elementary Program Coordinator! Tessa will oversee academic and faith-based programs for Prospect neighborhood youth who attend Johnson and Jackson-Via Elementary Schools, as well as the volunteers who serve them. She will also consult on the development of early childhood and preschool programming. […]

Jul 09, 2021

As the 2020-2021 Fellows year came to an end, so did an integral part of the experience. For the last nine months we were privileged to attend weekly bible study with Rev. DJ Carter. There is something very distinct about bible study with DJ. Actually, a bunch of distinct things: his charisma, dynamism, and spontaneity, […]

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