Learn about Chlo’e Edwards, Community Partner in Residence, Bonner Center for Civic Engagement’s fellowship research project supported by the University of Richmond and students from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies! Crafting a year-long policy agenda as a racial and social justice leader requires a combination of strategies, steps, and opportunities to practice intentionality. The work of policy professionals are often impacted by the diversity, equity, and inclusion and justice work of their organizations, senior leadership and management, and more. Through this policy development guide, organizations, professionals, and community leaders will learn a variety of steps and strategies ranging from concepts & constructs, organizational and leadership change theories, characteristics of an empowered good trouble leader, intersectional policy & practice theories, advocacy vs. activism strategies, the effectiveness of coalitions vs. networks, and outreach and engagement practices. Whether you are senior leadership, a community leader, a policy analyst, or coalition leader, there is a component of this guide that will speak to you! Attend this policy research launch to gain high-level insight on the scope of the project and its findings for the first time!
In 1980, YWCA Richmond launched the Outstanding Women Awards to recognize and celebrate women’s achievements in the Greater Richmond area. Since then, the YWCA Richmond has recognized more than 300 female leaders who have made significant contributions to our community through their exceptional leadership, sustained dedication, and inspiring achievements. The Outstanding Women Award honorees encourage, promote and create lasting changes in our region that impact the lives of many more women, empowering them to find their own paths to lead.
At just 25 years old, Chloe Edwards is the youngest person to be honored as a 2021 Richmond History Maker.However, she has earned the title as much as any of her seniors.
Edwards was given the History Maker title for championing social justice.
Henrico CASA is a nonprofit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of children involved in the Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court process. The Henrico CASA program recruits, screens, trains, and supervises volunteers dedicated to representing the needs of abused and neglected children, children in juvenile dependency proceedings, and children in need of services or supervision. The volunteers promote safe permanent homes for all children and seek to educate the community concerning the needs of abused and neglected children.