OUR PORTRAIT

Our name, pronounced "Nee AH", 
means 'purpose' in Swahili. 

Our Mission 

Our mission is to empower people to help themselves and others achieve wellness through awareness, education, support and advocacy.

"Nia's vision for Greater Richmond is that EVERYONE will be well and prosper." 

Patrice Stokes, Executive Director

OUR PURPOSE

Nia is a Kwanzaa principle described as making our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Similarly, our purpose is the rebuilding of the Greater Richmond community to its God-intended greatness.

OUR SERVICE AREA
GREATER RICHMOND, VA

Cities

Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Richmond and Petersburg

Counties

Amelia, Caroline, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George and Sussex 

Towns

Ashland and Bowling Green

 

OUR FOCUS AREAS

Children, Youth and Families

We offer programs that focus on strengthening marriages, keeping families strong and resilient, and preventing behaviors that keep young people from reaching their fullest potential.

Health and Fitness

We help individuals achieve and maintain optimal health and wellness across their life span, with special attention given to communities suffering disproportionately from diseases.

Housing and Homeownership

We provide services designed to help people purchase, keep, and maintain their homes and their home equity. 

Work and Wealth

We provide training, programs, and services designed to help people compete and retain employment, prepare and develop careers, and recognize their life's calling. 

OUR VALUES
  • We provide awareness because we value everyone's discovery of their best self. 

  • We offer education because we believe knowledge is personally empowering. ​

  • We give support because we don't believe anyone should do life alone.

  • We encourage advocacy because we understand how positive systemic changes can transform a community.

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."

John Holmes

Help us to empower people to help themselves and others to be well and prosper.  

ABOUT US

Nia Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a mission to empower people to help themselves and others achieve wellness through awareness, education, support and advocacy.

CONTACT INFO

700 E. Belt Blvd

Richmond, VA 23234

4247 Creighton Rd
Henrico, VA 23223

(804) 643-6172

info@niainc.org

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