"What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8
The Micah Initiative has evolved over the past 18 years, transforming the lives of our volunteers and those whom we work with. The program provides support and mentoring to the Woodville school family community. Volunteers help support the student/school by mentoring, becoming classroom assistance and running small groups such as book clubs and chess clubs. St. Paul’s partners with Communities in Schools as well as many other community partners in order to support the students, families, faculty and staff. This program began with 6 volunteers back in 1999, and now we partner with numerous other volunteers such as Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Woodville Presbyterian, UPS Freight, Dodson Properties, Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia Bar Association, Richmond Community Church, Mount Tabor Baptist Church, 21st Street Assembly of God, YMCA, WCVE, VCU ASPiRE and the Richmond City Fire Department.
With the positive impact at Woodville Elementary, over 130 faith communities have initiated partnerships with 25 other Richmond Elementary Schools. Over 1,700 volunteers are involved citywide with Micah. The involvement of Micah volunteers has been recognized as an attributing factor to the rise in students test scores and overall student participation in Richmond Public Schools.
Read more about on the history of Micah since 1998, complied by Liz Whitehurst Follow this link (PDF)
Please click here for Volunteer Opportunities for the 2016-2017 school year | see list here
Micah Summer Camp Scholarship Program:
For over 10 years the St. Paul’s Micah Ministry has provided the opportunity for Woodville Students to experience a variety of enriching educational and fun programs that also expands the diversity in their lives.
Our “Put Happy on a Face” campaign supports our camp scholarships. Your donation to this campaign provides Woodville students unique opportunities through summer camp programs. Please go here for more information.
If you are interested in learning more about the Micah ministry or would like to volunteer please contact Betsy Carr, Outreach Director, at 804-643-3589 x5415 or Jonti Simmons, Micah/ Communities in Schools Coordinator, at Woodville Elementary School 804-780-4009