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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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Photos from @urdowntown

Sure was fun introducing first-year Bonner Scholars to a Richmond icon yesterday!
Dinner from @richmondonbroadcafe + @rvasymphony 👌❤️✨💙 #SpidersEngage
Great to meet you, Class of 2022!
Last August, ten college students from Virginia marched 70 miles from Charlottesville to Richmond to highlight the plight of the DREAMers - young undocumented immigrants who had come to the US as children.
So much to learn, so little time!
We had such a blast riding #GRTCPulse today and hearing updates from Carrie Rose Pace of @ridegrtc and Natalia Green of University Transportation over lunch!
Surrounded by great neighbors here at 7th and Broad ❤️🕷💙 #SpidersEngage
Welcome to the neighborhood @7th_st_supply 🍊We’re so glad you’re open and just two blocks away!
Hop on the new #GRTCPulse!
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.
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