The Carver Promise

The Carver Promise began as just that – a promise!

In 1991, a coalition of four colleges—

  • Reynolds Community College
  • University of Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Union University

—announced a promise to students at Carver Elementary; to provide them with mentors who would work with them as they moved through their schooling and, once having completed high school, assist them in the college application and acceptance process.

Today, the promise continues to be upheld through the work of many hands and minds, including Communities In Schools of Richmond

The Carver Promise provides weekly mentoring and educational support for 350 low income 1st – 5th graders at G.W. Carver Elementary School.

In addition, The Carver Promise, using the CIS Model of Integrated Student Services, tracks student progress, facilitates resources, and provides career/college prep assistance for “Carver Kids” as they move through their middle and high school years.

To learn more about becoming a Carver Promise Mentor contact:

Casey Rogers
Carver Promise Coordinator



Last year we paired 350 students at Carver with a one-to-one adult mentor!

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