We are proud to support
Amazing Non-Profit Organizations in our area.
Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents. Our staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them -- fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about the good news of Jesus and His love for them.
Kids' lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, and they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose. (Due to the nature of social network sites, on which content can be provided by a variety of individuals, it is important for visitors to this page to understand that some of the views expressed on this site may not necessarily reflect the views of Young Life.)
The Brisben Center
The Brisben Center is the greater community's largest full service, year-round, residential emergency homeless center. This unique facility opened in 2005 as the result of an amazing vision and partnership among the leadership of the nonprofit Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter, Inc., the City of Fredericksburg and the greater community. In the late 1980s, many downtown faith organizations initially founded the Center and today 70 area community and faith-based organizations support it across the four-county community. It provides a safe and secure, staffed 24-hour temporary residence for the homeless 365 days a year. It can simultaneously serve up to 80 homeless women, children and men with a wide range of services. The Center is a critical port in the storm for those experiencing homelessness in our community, including many veterans. At Brisben, hundreds of volunteers and supporters from our greater community serve the region's homeless each year.
WOUNDED WARRIOR - CYBER COMBAT ACADEMY
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy (W2CCA) is to "To Build the Next Generation of Cyber Defenders by Cross-Training the League of Wounded Warriors to help Protect and Defend the Nation’s Information Systems."
STEM Education is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is taught in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
RPI Group participates in the STEM Summit in the Fredericksburg Region. The STEM Summit is a one-day event designed to bring together students, teachers, public officials & businesses to see STEM in action. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk about cutting edge STEM technology as well as visit some of the most exciting STEM-related booths from around the region.
Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR)
We are citizens from all walks of life, whose common goal is to maintain the water quality and scenic beauty of the Rappahannock River and its tributaries. We work with a wide variety of stakeholders, from local governments to elementary students, to educate about the river and to advocate for actions and policies that will protect and restore the values that make the Rappahannock River so special.
We promote environmentally responsible planning through active participation in the civic process. Our professional staff provide technical support to local governments, developers, and teachers in areas of special expertise, including Low Impact Development codes and ordinances, Watershed Planning, Water Quality Monitoring, Invasive Species Control, and Streambank Restoration.
We believe that community education is an essential tool for promoting environmental awareness and protection. As a result, we lead a variety of public education programs which focus on understanding and protecting the river's unique natural, scenic and historic resources.