Vibrant Virginia Call for Proposals Informational Webinar

The Center for Economic and Community Engagement held an informational webinar on June 3, 2021 about the process for submitting Vibrant Virginia proposals. View the webinar below. Event Transcript View the Vibrant Virginia Impact Fund Call for Proposals Presentation below. View the full Request for Proposals here.

Vibrant Virginia Book Webinar Tackles the Addiction Crisis Across Urban and Rural Regions

During a Vibrant Virginia book webinar focusing on the addiction crisis, panelists discussed the importance of a coordinated, comprehensive approach to substance use prevention and treatment. The online event featured Vibrant Virginia book authors Mary Beth Dunkenberger and Sophie Wenzel, and Executive Director of the Virginia Rural Health Association, Beth O’Connor. A Q & A portion…

First Vibrant Virginia Book Webinar Focuses on Making Entrepreneurship Accessible to All

A theme of the first Vibrant Virginia Book Webinar was the importance of inclusive entrepreneurship and community building. The webinar featured Vibrant Virginia Book authors Erik Pages and Scott Tate and professor and researcher Elsie Harper-Anderson. Pages’ and Tate’s chapter, “Connecting Entrepreneur Ecosystems across Urban and Rural Regions: Lessons from Central and Western Virginia,” focuses…

Using Story and Media to Help Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs in Southern Virginia: A Conversation with Natalie Hodge

Natalie Hodge has worked in the film and television industry for a decade. She owns a multimedia company, which she started in Martinsville, VA, called Rudy’s Girl Media, where she writes, does production consulting, and creates multimedia content. She has released two films including Sell, which follows the journey of a man recently released from…