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Made in Church Hill: Curated by Community

A new exhibit at the Valentine Richmond History Center explores the changing identity of Church Hill, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. As Catherine Komp reports for Virginia Currents, the exhibit was created through a unique collaboration between students, residents, artists and educators.

Learn More: See photos and listen to more oral histories from the Made in Church Hill project at the Valentine Richmond History Center.

Advocates Seek More Mentors for Virginia Youth

January is National Mentoring Month, an initiative that raises awareness about the positive impact of mentoring. One of the largest mentoring organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters, has connected youth with positive role models for decades. But in many parts of the country, including Central Virginia, there’s not enough mentors to meet the community’s needs. For Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.

Richmond’s Homegrown Christmas Album

More than 50 musicians and eight years of work went into The Christmas Project, a new recording from Samson Trinh and the Upper East Side Big Band. Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp has more on the collaborative effort to create new holiday classics.

Listen to the broadcast version of this story on 88.9 WCVE on Thursday, December 25th at 8:44 a.m. and 5:44 p.m.

Reimagining Parking Lots

Students at the University of Richmond are participating in a unique project that’s taken them out of the classroom and into a parking lot. Blending art, archeology, land use and sustainability, the course is provoking dialogue about the built environment and public spaces. For Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.

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