Richmond History Makers: Charleita Richardson

The Valentine has been interpreting Richmond’s 400-year history for over a century. Along the way, the museum has done much more than collect and preserve our region’s story. The Valentine has committed itself to serving as a place of discovery and ongoing dialogue.

As the museum works to tell the diverse perspectives of our region, it also strives to spotlight those responsible for helping transform it. Through the museum’s annual Richmond History Makers & Community Update it highlights trailblazers in our community by celebrating their lasting contributions to the Greater Richmond region. The Valentine works with the Capital Region Collaborative (CRC) to feature the work of the honorees and provide data on the progress we have made as a region.

The Valentine will be honoring each of this year’s trailblazers and supporting organizations at the Richmond History Makers & Community Update at Virginia Union University’s Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 4 p.m. In addition to this event, Richmond Grid is highlighting one honoree each day in the lead up to the celebration. 

Today, we honor Charleita M. Richardson, the President and CEO of Partnership for the Future, an organization that helps students with limited resources transition from high school to college and employment. As a native Richmonder and graduate of Richmond Public Schools, she considers it a personal mission to help students in this community reach their dream of going to college. Charleita has always lived by the concept, “to whom much is given, much is required.”

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