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We are a volunteer, non-profit organization transforming the physical environment and community spirit within Richmond’s underserved neighborhoods through community gardens, parks, trails, greenways, beautification and education.

Our mission is to foster and awaken the potential of our underserved neighborhoods through a series of neighborhood-focused programs and projects utilizing a neighborhood’s youth and adult volunteers.

We leverage national and local resources to improve the quality and speed of the desired transformation and will work to supplement the good works of other existing community service organizations. Groundwork RVA’s effort should help improve Richmond’s overall economic conditions, natural beauty, safety, health and community spirit.

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Founded in 2013, Groundwork RVA was formed by a broad group of inspired community visionaries with inspiration provided by the City of Richmond, US National Park Service, US Environmental Protection Agency, Groundwork USA, Inc. and a group is part of the Groundwork USA network.