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Aug 27, 2020

This past summer, I had the privilege to volunteer for two weeks at Abundant Life’s Vacation Bible School. It was my first experience with Abundant Life, and the first time volunteering at VBS in general since I was about 13. I was definitely nervous before my first week – wondering if I would be able […]

Aug 20, 2020

What a delight it is to volunteer at Abundant Life! I began two years ago, soon after my husband and I moved to Charlottesville to a home near Johnson Elementary, where Abundant Life offers after school tutoring and a Bible Club. These students challenge me and have created a special place in my heart. Sowing […]

Aug 13, 2020

We are pleased to introduce our second Abundant Life Fellows class! Under the supervision of Director of Leadership Development Richard Feero, the three members will serve 9-month terms, from August 2020 to May 2021. See below to get to know our Fellows! JESSIE FITTRO, Volunteer Coordinator. Jessie Fittro first became involved with Abundant Life in […]

Jul 15, 2020

On June 17, STRIVE students, mentors, and program staff gathered on Zoom to commemorate a year full of accomplishments. Attendees celebrated STRIVE’s 15 mentoring pairs and honored its two Class of 2020 graduates, Cameron Jackson and R’Quis Jones. STRIVE also saluted its first three alumni to graduate college! STRIVE Class of 2013 alumnus Paul Fry […]

Jul 01, 2020

On March 13, the United States declared COVID-19 a national emergency, effectively shutting down our after school programs. Affected programs included Bible Club, a fun, safe space for elementary kids to learn God’s word three times per week. Bible Club Co-Coordinators Rachel Gaffin and Jonathan Knabe sensed the importance of staying connected with their students […]

Jun 20, 2020

Two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked our neighbors – program participants, alumni, and parents – two questions: What have you learned in quarantine, and how do you stay positive in quarantine? We have compiled their self-recorded answers into a video that’s by our neighbors, for our neighbors. We’re calling it “Abundant Wisdom.” Thank […]

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