What We Do: Petersburg

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg serves a large geographic area, from Hanover to Dinwiddie and Goochland to New Kent—11 different localities in all. We are particularly proud of work in the city of Petersburg.

For years, United Way has worked in Petersburg to drive systemic change and empower individuals to provide everyone in the city with a clear path to success. Our goal is to mobilize the entire Petersburg community—individuals, nonprofits, schools, government agencies and businesses alike—to collectively tackle the city’s toughest challenges.

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The Petersburg City and Schools Partnership is a collaboration between United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, Petersburg City Public Schools, local and state government agencies, service providers and community groups including nonprofit and religious organizations.

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United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg formed the Southside Trauma-Informed Community Network (Southside TICN) in August 2016, after numerous community leaders and organizations expressed interest in coming together to better understand trauma-informed care and incorporate its best practices into their work.

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The Petersburg Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program began in 2009, when United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg’s Board of Directors offered resources to fund new initiatives in communities across the region. United Way staff and volunteers wanted to use these resources to address one of the most pressing issues facing the city of Petersburg: teen pregnancy.

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For more information about United Way’s work throughout the region, including our Steps to Success framework, visit the What We Do page.