Changing the world, one relationship at a time
"What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8
Volunteer Opportunities for the 2016-2017 school year | see list here
Put HAPPY ON A FACE
Help support the 2017 Micah Summer Camp Program by participating in our 2016 "Put Happy on a Face" campaign. Please go here for more information.
HIstory of Micah
In 1998, St. Paul's Vestry appointed a task force to create an outreach project which might serve as a model for other faith communities and make a lasting difference in the City of Richmond; one that might even change the world. After months of discernment, congregational prayer, and three public hearings, the Church initiated a mentoring partnership with Woodville Elementary School in the City's East End. In 1999, six volunteers began work at Woodville. Today St. Paul's volunteers are joined by those from Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Woodville Presbyterian, UPS Freight, Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia Bar Association and the Richmond City Fire Department.
Inspired by the change at Woodville School, over 130 faith communities - Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, Hindu, Jewish, Methodist, Muslim, Presbyterian and Unitarian - have initiated partnerships with 25 other Richmond elementary schools. Over 1,700 volunteers are involved citywide. School administration has recognized the work of Micah Association participants as a factor in the dramatic rise in student test scores and school improvement.
Follow this link (PDF) to read more on history of Micah since 1998, compiled by Liz Whitehurst.
These community partners strengthen and enrich our connection with Woodville Elementary: Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Richmond Community Church, Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Woodville Presbyterian, 21st Street Church of God, UPS Freight, Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, YMCA, VCU ASPiRE, and WCVE.