Serving the Virginia communities of Hampton Roads, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia, specifically Fredericksburg and Fairfax.


Letter from a grateful parent....

Examples of the great work done by our grant winners

Malcolm is a 7-year-old boy living in a low-income housing development. He and his four brothers and sisters live with their single mother, who works full-time and is attending night school to earn her degree.  Malcolm and his siblings attended the summer program at the community center five days a week this summer.  He struggles in school and tests below in reading and writing.  His mother expressed concern that he would experience "summer brain drain" were he not working throughout the summer.  He participated in the PenPals program. A youth from one community center was paired with a youth from another center of the same age and gender. The pair took turns exchanging letters throughout the summer, using writing prompts to craft their letters.  At the beginning of the school year Malcolm was ready to read and learn and now has a new appreciation for time spend reading.

"I was at my wit's end when I landed at Main Street.  I moved from Florida to take care of my grandson and had trouble enrolling him in a school until we found your organization.  You performed a miracle and my grandson was able to start school the following Monday. You have forever changed our lives."

The Up Center

Norfolk, VA

2015-16 Grant Winner

Helping families in poverty one child at a time...

The Up Center's Team Up program won a Cox Charities grant to continue their dynamic mentoring program. Click here to learn more about their program.

Hampton Roads Grant Winners

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Roanoke Grant Winners


Fairfax, VA

2015-16 Grant Winner