Friends of RCHS supports the whole student and their educational needs so they can develop the academic, emotional, and creative tools they need to succeed beyond high school, into college, with their career, and to create a more just and equitable society.


Please help us to support the scholarships that have been established by RCHS Alumni for graduating seniors. 

The Barbara-Lyn Belcher Morris Memorial Scholarship

The Chris Sherman Harper Memorial Scholarship

Brookland Park Community Garden is a collaborative project between the Northside neighborhood and Richmond Community High School. We look forward to students returning in the fall to work in the garden.  The garden offers neighbors growing plots and has provided fresh produce to students, seniors, and neighbors through the garden to table program. 

We appreciate at the management and care of neighbor Karen Link whose vision and hardworking have made this all possible. 

For more information  or to see how you can get involved email  or visit the community website @ BPCG.RVA

Garden to Table

Thank you for your help with the "Dorm Store" which outfitted over 40% of seniors with items they needed to start freshman year.

Current - College Readiness programs supported include:

  • Career exposure - shadowing and internships

  • College Campus visits

  • Test Prep and Tutoring 

  • Financial Literacy

  • AP Seminar and Research

  • AP, SAT and other test prep

College Readiness Programs

Our students, just like many adults, are feeling the stress and anxiety brought by isolation and fears related to the pandemic. Students are excited to see conversations and actions taking place around improving their communities, while also feeling scared and uncertain about what will happen next. 

Current events add to issues our students already face of depression, anxiety, self doubt, and other mental health concerns.

Open for students in the fall of 2021, the mindfulness room will offer self care programs like exercise, yoga, meditation and small group support as well as provide a safe space for students to take a break and take care of themselves. 

RCHS Traditions Alive and Well

Freshman Orientation is the only program of its kind in the area that gives students a full week of summer programming to prepare them for the rigor and traditions of RCHS 

Mini-Mesters are a 45 year tradition that provides for all students the opportunity to experience hands on learning and visits to East Coast colleges for a week in the spring. A poll of alumnus showed that an overwhelming majority of former RCHS students identified the Freshman Camping trip as their most memorable experience. With Covid mini-master has been put on hold but we look forward to next school year to resume this tradition.

Hands on Classroom learning supported by FAMILY is the keystone to RCHS student success. This school has seen over 97% of graduates attend college post graduation - unprecedented for an urban public school. 


201 E. Brookland Park Blvd
Richmond, VA 23222

(804) 475-6134
(804) 780-4332
Friends of Richmond Community High School, 501c3

Executive Director

Alison Owens