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Summer 2017

An innovative resource for engaging and educating, UR Downtown enables all academic departments, offices, and programs of the University of Richmond to connect with the Greater Richmond community. Though not the full story of UR Downtown’s contributions to learning and community engagement, here are a few highlights from the 2016-17 academic year.

  • 348 University and community-sponsored events with 10,227 attendees
  • 60 events hosted by UR Downtown with 2,016 attendees
  • 420 returns filed by UR Downtown’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, in partnership with United Way’s metroCASH program, supported by 78 Robins School of Business and 1 Arts & Sciences student volunteers through classes and 2 Bonner Scholars, returning $321K in total refunds and $104K in Earned Income Tax Credits
  • 10 UR Downtown student coordinators served at 7 downtown partner sites
  • 603 individuals rode the UR Downtown Shuttle to experience RVA First Fridays
  • 4 Law Over Lunch programs hosted by the Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service for approximately 250 attendees
Highlights from 2016-17
Partners in the Arts’ 2016 Joan Oates Institute welcomed 40 teachers from across the Richmond region.
UR Downtown and RVAGOV hosted four excursions to Richmond City Council and School Board meetings in 2016-17.
Student coordinator Johnnette Johnson, ’20, worked at the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council and met Governor McAuliffe during their fall meeting.

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Registration is now open for our Summer in the City series for faculty and staff!
We're proud to be a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site with the @unitedway MetroCASH program.
No seats left in the library?
And just like that, tax season has come to a close.
This amazing group of American Studies majors curated PROTEST!
UR Downtown and American Studies Program is unveiling PROTEST!
Virginia Government Networking Brunch, organized by UR Downtown Student Coordinators Joanna Hejl and Gabe Josephs, is happening now!
Thank you to Jamie Brunkow of the James River Association, Mary-Stuart Torbeck of the Sierra Club, and Professor Emily Boone for sharing your knowledge with us at this week’s Community Dinner!
What a great experience meeting Councilman @andreas_addison at tonight’s Richmond City Council excursion!
“It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility & occupation which gives happiness.” 1788, Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and architect of our Virginia State Capitol
Friday night at the Richmond Symphony to kick off Spring Break - Be safe this week, Spiders!
On the heels of #internationalwomensday we’re excited for *free* lunch with these two amazing women artists Fiona Ross and Rosie Compton whose work is now on display in our Wilton Companies Gallery.