As program director for Embrace Richmond, I coached indigenous community leaders in under-resourced communities using asset-based community development principles. I nurtured partner relationships with area churches, local public agencies and private organizations in support of initiatives spearheaded by indigenous leaders. Patrice Shelton, pictured below, is one of those leaders.

Patrice Shelton, Hillside Court Partnership Director, community resident received coaching and support from Qasarah through Embrace Richmond.

I served on a Young History Makers film project through a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club and the Black History Museum. We implemented a summer program where students learned about a hero’s journey as seen through the lens of African American history makers. A short video entitled Young History Makers was produced as a result of our work.

Excerpt from Young History Makers – Black History Museum/Boys and Girls Club