Welcome To STEP Richmond

STEP brings together churches and lay volunteers to serve residents of the Gilpin Court housing projects and the surrounding area in Richmond, Virginia.

Our Mission

Our Focus

STEP focuses on the root causes of poverty within the target area. Education, employment, and Christian discipleship remain the focus.

A Closer Look


STEP empowers through education and job training programs that have demonstrated success to participants.

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Become a Volunteer!

Have a passion for mentoring, working with children, or just want to serve alongside us in the community? We’d love to meet you!

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Upcoming Events

STEP is all about engaging with the community and connecting our volunteers and participants. Take a look at the calendar of events.

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Check Out the Latest News

STEP is always on the go. Keep up with the latest happenings through the Elevate newsletter and blog.


Summer Enrichment

STEP is working to combat reading loss by encouraging summer reading through the Summer Enrichment Program.

Jobs for Life

Jobs for Life brings together mentors, pastors, and business leaders to help students discover who they are.

Victory Reading Program

Education is crucial to breaking the bonds of poverty. Reading is perhaps the single most important subject in the education process.

Housing units in Gilpin Court

Children under the age of 5


Single mother households

Violent crimes in 2013

Learn More through our Media Gallery

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Jobs for Life

Giving to STEP is So Easy!

There are several ways to contribute to the mission of STEP Richmond. Donate items on our wish list, or give a tax deductible gift.

Tax Deductible Gifts

As a 501(c)(3) all financial gifts are tax deductible.

Online Gifts

STEP accepts contributions through PayPal’s secure system. You do not need a PayPal account to make a transaction.

Workplace Giving Programs

Find information about giving through a United Way Campaign, or combined Federal or State employee giving campaigns.

Christmas store donations

Shopping is Giving!

Your online shopping can support STEP Richmond!

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Reading Program Wish List

Buy Reading Games from Brenda’s Super Duper Wish List or Brenda’s Lakeshore Wish List!

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Share the love of Christ by investing in the lives of children and families. Contact STEP for wonderful volunteer opportunities!

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