The Community Network


Explore community-engaged partnerships at Virginia Commonwealth University with The Community Network, VCU's community-engaged partnership map.


VCU is actively involved in the Richmond Region through research, teaching, service/outreach and patient care. The map below is a visual database of activities that occur through university-community partnerships, including profiles and physical locations for the community partner organizations that are involved.

Use the interactive filters below to explore sustained community-engaged partnerships based on geographic reach, VCU unit involvement, focus area and/or activity type. Have questions? Click on "MAP FAQ" to the bottom right of the map to learn more.

Stay tuned for tutorials, training videos and other resources, which will be posted at community.vcu.edu.

  • Partner Address
VCU Presence
  • Richmond: Downtown
  • Richmond: East End
  • Richmond: Far West End
  • Richmond: Near West End
  • Richmond: Northside
  • Richmond: Southside
  • Ashland
  • Charles City
  • Chesterfield
  • Goochland
  • Hanover
  • Henrico
  • New Kent
  • Powhatan
Map Controls
iThe map displays community-engaged partnerships occurring within the Richmond Metro Region and surrounding areas. Areas outside of Metro Richmond parallel the Capital Region Collaborative. Metro Richmond boundaries parallel Data Share Metro Richmond.
iCommunity-engaged partnerships may address one or more critical issues within the Richmond Region. Using the filter tool, the map allows you to discover partnerships related to these topic areas.
iUse this filter to find programs based on partnering VCU unit. To see more units, click the plus sign next to unit names.
iUse this filter to find programs based on activity type. To see more activity types, click the plus sign next to activity type names (only available for Teaching/Learning).
  • The information contained on this website is for general informational purposes only. The information is provided and maintained by VCU’s Division of Community Engagement(DCE). While sincere effort is made to present the most accurate information, DCE makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the accuracy and the reliability of the information provided.

  • What is the purpose of this map?

    This map is a tool to identify, locate and track VCU’s presence in the Richmond region.

  • What does the yellow highlighted area mean?

    This map allows users to visualize VCU’s presence in the Richmond metropolitan area by using a yellow color spectrum. The darker yellow indicates a greater level of activity within a region, while the lighter yellow indicates a lower level of activity. See the VCU Presence box (on right) for a quantification of activity by area.

  • What are the geographical boundaries for this map?

    Areas outside of Metro Richmond parallel the Capital Region Collaborative. Metro Richmond boundaries parallel DataShare Metro Richmond.

      Far West End neighborhoods include:
    • Three Chopt-University of Richmond
    • Willow Lawn
    • Wilton
    • Windsor Farms

      Near West End neighborhoods include:
    • Byrd Park-Carillon
    • Carver
    • Carytown
    • Maymont-Hollywood
    • Newtowne-Scott's Addition
    • Oregon Hill
    • Randolph
    • Stadium
    • The Fan
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • West of the Boulevard

      Northside neighborhoods include:
    • Bellevue-Bryan Park
    • Ginter Park-Sherwood Park
    • Highland Park South-Magnolia Industrial Center
    • Highland Park-Providence Park
    • John Marshall
    • Virginia Union University-Chamberlayne Industrial Park

    Downtown neighborhoods include:
    • Downtown
    • Jackson Ward

    East End neighborhoods include:
    • Brauers
    • Chimborazo
    • Church Hill
    • Creighton-Woodville
    • Eastview
    • Fairmount
    • Fulton-Montrose Heights
    • Mosby-Upper Shockoe
    • North Church Hill
    • Oakwood
    • Shockoe Bottom
    • Union Hill
    • Whitcomb

    Southside neighborhoods include:
    • Ancarrows Landing
    • Bellemeade-Hillside Court
    • Blackwell-Oak Grove
    • British Camp Farms
    • Broad Rock Industrial
    • Commerce Road Industrial Park
    • Forest Hill
    • Hioask-Beaufont
    • Huguenot
    • Manchester
    • Midlothian
    • Oxford
    • Powhite Park-Jahnke
    • Stratford Hills
    • Swansboro-Belt Center
    • Westover Hills
    • Willow Oaks

  • How do I find out more about international partnerships?

    The Global Education Office has a map of international partnerships available at vcu.moveon4.com//publisher/1/eng.

  • I noticed my program/partner is not on the map. How can I add information?

    This map is maintained by VCU’s Division of Community Engagement. Please email engage@vcu.edu to submit information for this map.

  • My information on the map is incorrect. How do I fix it?

    This map is maintained by VCU’s Division of Community Engagement. Please email engage@vcu.edu to submit information for this map.