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Enrichment Alliance of Virginia

Who We Are

The Enrichment Alliance provides enriching activities for children with Special Needs, English Language Learners, Rural Children, and other children with limited access to the humanities and sciences outside of school.  We also provide trainings and other forms support to enrichment providers in order to help them become more inclusive of critically under-served children.


Over the past several years we have taken our programs into the public schools, Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, and to city parks and low income housing. 


We are available to conduct training workshops for other programs, such as the combined city schools and city parks summer program.

Monumental Collaborations

Our organization partners with McGuffey Art Center sculptor Ninni Baeckstrom and area schools and youth programs on Monumental Collaborations. Through this program, under-served youth collaborate with the artist to design and create site specific sculptures that celebrate their communities. We have completed sculptures at William Monroe Middle School in Greene County and at Charlottesville High School.

The Summer Inclusion Program places trained mentors in summer day camps in order to increase the accessibility of these programs to children with disabilities.  Participants are children and youth enrolled in mainstream summer day camps and programs in the Charlottesville, Virginia area.  Children with disabilities are included in these camps with the support of specially trained mentors. Partners include: Camping for All, Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, Live Arts, and Pathfinders.




What We Do

The Enrichment Alliance an educational non-profit dedicated to bringing people, ideas, and resources together to enrich the out-of-school time of critically under-served children and youth.  We believe that all children, regardless of income, location, language barriers, or special needs should be able to be included in meaningful, enriching activities during their out-of-school hours. We emphasize collaboration and our partnerships have included Camping For All, Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, VSA Arts, Live Arts, Pathfinders, Presence, Kim and Jimbo Cary, Ninni Baeckstrom, and many other community organizations and artists.