We are here to offer innovative projects, but more importantly to serve as a liaison for your ideas, and passions. Below you will find a few of the projects we've launched and supported. If you have a project that could benefit our community, we'd love to assist you!
In the age of new power, constituents should have the ability and knowledge to draft and present bill ideas to their legislators. Our ‘You Write the Bill: Participatory Lawmaking’ Program walked our participants through the legislative process. Outcome? 15 bills drafted, 7 bills submitted, and 2 passed into law.
Last year, I began my journey learning more about our Roanoke City Public Schools. Our Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, has challenged legislators to substitute in schools. My goal is to substitute in every (24) public elementary, middle, and high school in the 2018-2019 school year.
Read about my journey here
GREEN NEW DEAL
The Green New Deal VA is the plan for Virginia, to create thousands of good jobs addressing climate change & restoring Virginia’s environment. The GND VA is the most diverse coalition for justice in VA's history. Here's a link to the most recent GND Act.
Annually we partnering with SWVA Brain Injury Services to host fundraiser to help fund this important organization. This event partners small business bakery owners, and the SWVA Brain Injury Services to bring awareness to this organization, and advertise for our sweet shops around the valley.
We worked with Greenvale School and the City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) on a pilot program to remove challenges for low-income families in Northwest Roanoke who seek to better their lives and their families’ futures. This partnership focused on child care, which can present a significant barrier.