Virginia Repertory Theatre seeks applicants for Scenic Carpenter. You will be reporting to the Master Carpenter and working with other scenic carpenters, over-hire and Interns to construct, transport, install and strike scenery in four venues and for special events. Applicants should possess Read more
Virginia Rep is delighted to partner with many non-profit organizations through our Community Ticket Grant program. With the staging of In the Heights, Virginia Rep has specifically worked to strengthen our relationships in Richmond’s Latino community. The Sacred Heart Center is one of several organizations that will be bringing groups to see In the Heights as our guests. Read further to learn more about this great organization and their impact on our community.
The Sacred Heart Center (SHC), a non-profit community center located in South Richmond, is one of the few organizations in the Richmond area dedicated to serving the Latino population. Founded in 1990, the SHC has a long history of serving our community. Our current mission, adopted by the Board in 2011, is to create a hub for the Latino community in the Richmond metro area that opens pathways to social and economic integration, family success, and community leadership.
The SHC offers core educational programs for both children and adults, as well as a variety of health and human services through partnerships with area organizations. Our core educational programs include English as a Second Language, GED preparation in Spanish, Citizenship Classes, Basic Spanish Language Literacy, Basic Computer Classes, our Latino Leadership Institute, our College and Career Bound program for high school students, our school readiness program for children under 5, our summer camp, and parenting classes in Spanish.
In fiscal year 2015-2016, the SHC enrolled over 500 students in our core educational programs and served over 6,400 community members through our various partnerships with service providers as part of our community hub work. Because it is a trusted organization, the SHC has become a community hub, and many non-profit partners provide services at the SHC to families and individuals. We rely on relationships with many area organizations to provide services such as food assistance, medical care, mental health counseling, academies and training programs, consular identification services, legal assistance, tax assistance, and other services that are offered in the SHC facilities. Families that participate receive needed services and learn how to navigate the service systems, thus building their own skills for future use in accessing services. Additionally, we host service provider meetings that serve to connect agencies for networking and information sharing opportunities regarding the Latino community.
As a small non-profit, the Sacred Heart Center is responsive to the unique and changing needs of the community; our programs are designed to fill gaps in services and open opportunities for those eager to advance themselves and their families. As Latino families succeed, they help to build a more prosperous and healthy Richmond metro area. For more information about the Sacred Heart Center, please visit shcrichmond.org or call 804-230-4399.
Read more about Richmond Ballet dancers and In the Heights cast members Ira White and Savannah George! #VaRepHeights
About Ira and Savannah:
Ira is a Richmond native and has been part of the Richmond dance community since he was nine years old. He was introduced to dance through The Richmond Ballet’s outreach program, Minds In Motion. He started studying ballet at age 11 and fell in love with it after experiencing how happy he could make an audience feel through his dancing. Ira spent three seasons as a dancer in Richmond Ballet’s second professional company and is currently dancing in his third season with their main company. Ira was awarded the Malcolm Burn Award in 2010 and that accomplishment remains one of his proudest moments. Not surprisingly, on a typical day Ira spends most of his time dancing, whether it’s rehearsing with The Richmond Ballet or with the other amazing In the Heights cast members. In the Heights will be Ira’s first production with Virginia Rep and he is thrilled to be a part of the cast.
Savannah is from Gloucester, Virginia and began pursuing her passion for dance at nine years old with the Diggs School of Dance in Gloucester. In 2015, at the age of 16, she was the season’s youngest female dancer recruited to train with the Richmond Ballet. In that same year she was offered a position with their nationally recognized trainee program. After two years in this program, Savannah will move on to become part of the Richmond Ballet’s second professional company. In the Heights is not only Savannah’s Virginia Rep debut, but also her debut in a musical theatre production. She is grateful to be a part of the incredible Heights cast alongside a fellow Richmond Ballet dancer.
About Richmond Ballet:
The Richmond Ballet was founded in 1957 as a small dance company. It became the School of Richmond Ballet in 1975 and grew from a school into a professional dance company in 1984 when it became the first professional ballet company in Virginia. The Richmond Ballet is located on East Canal Street and is lead by Ms. Stoner Winslett, who became the founding Artistic Director in 1980 and serves the same role for the organization today.