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Craig Butterworth

GE Students Flock to Governor’s Mansion


At least three dozen Great Expectations students from a variety of Virginia’s Community Colleges paid a visit to the Governor’s Mansion recently. No one was asked to show their ID when they reached the door. These young men and women were ...


The Community Foundation awards $150,000 to Great Expectations program

Author: Susan Hayden

The Community Foundation serving Richmond and central Virginia has awarded a $150,000 grant to the Great Expectations program. The funds will be used to expand coaching staff and services at John Tyler Community College and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College ...

Craig Butterworth

GE Students Honored for Achievements; Celebrate Milestone


Dozens of Great Expectations students from Virginia's Community Colleges were recognized and applauded during an official ceremony marking their graduation. Joined by their coaches, the students were treated to lunch and a host of inspirational speeches from a variety of speakers, ...


VHCC festival raising funds for foster care students

Author: Susan Hayden

The Bristol Herald Courier on Wednesday featured the Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival, taking place this weekend on the VHCC campus. Check out their story: Grammy award-winning songwriter Richard Leigh has a special place in his heart for kids who have been in ...


Students Shine Light on Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day


(Reposted from John Tyler Community College) A chance to connect, share, learn and hopefully, influence change. That’s what three students from John Tyler Community College’s Great Expectations program say they experienced after being selected to participate in Congressional Foster Youth Shadow ...

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