Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Leadership Studies


This paper is going to focus on areas on the city of Richmond outside of Carytown and Shockoe Bottom. All of them are residential and are not known by tourists and typically not familiar to suburban Richmond residents. The average UR student would never voluntarily tour these neighborhoods on foot or in a car. But out of ignorance, such individuals do not acknowledge the richness that does exist in these areas they choose to ignore. The richness is not found in bright paint, smooth sidewalks, or neon signs but found in the many people who make these areas their homes-- people who are determined to make a difference.