STEP Richmond


Inspired by their growing love of books, two children involved with the Victory Reading Program worked with their tutor to write and illustrate Raja, Ram, and the D-Flies, a poignant and engaging story of two children who use their knowledge of science to rescue their community.  STEP has sent the book to print, planning a release at the Fall Banquet and Fundraiser on October 20th.  Copies will also be available upon request.  Below...

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By Kat Hodges, Jobs for Life Mentor Spring 2016   I’ve seen God miraculously provide in my own life and I didn’t want to hold it in.  I wanted to be a mentor to give someone else hope that God hears prayers and does want the best for them. The biggest thing I learned was that coming in as a mentor does not automatically give me the right to speak into someone’s life.  Most everyone in the program had been through hardships that...

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Ginger James Shares Her Learning Experiences I was recently reading from a devotional that I enjoy each day and a few sentences resonate with the work I do at STEP. “I wonder if any of us trust our Master enough to do challenging things we would never instinctively do or things that might make us fearful… Yet Jesus commands us to trust Him enough to do things that may be difficult but that will advance His Kingdom.” What I have...

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34 shoppers representing 120 children were treated to breakfast, personal shoppers and complimentary gift wrapping this past weekend for STEP’s annual STEP Christmas Store. New toys, books, games, bikes, etc. are sold for half price to parents and grandparents liv read more

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Mona Berry is not only a mother, but a grandmother! She has had a long career of culinary positions, including ten years at Bottom’s Up Pizza. Mona came to Jobs for Life having been out of work for a little while. She has been an ideal student, with nearly perfect attendance, thorough homework and high engagement with the class every week. What impresses me most about Mona is her incredible work ethic that serves as an example to her...

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As you can see, this fall has proven to be a time where things are truly falling into place at STEP, but dare I ask, could your presence be the one missing piece of the puzzle that lets us more fully fulfill His plan and grow His Kingdom?

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Mia Gilliam, a Richmond area native, is an Intern Architect at Wiley|Wilson. She has had the opportunity to work with the youth of Gilpin Court and in the city of Richmond for the last ten years through the youth ministry at Victory Life Fellowship.

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Good evening everyone! It seems like yesterday when I was sitting in my living room asking God for direction. See, at that point in my life I had had enough! I’d had enough of no sense of direction, enough of not giving it all that I had, enough of not knowing where tha read more

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