Calling all youth between the ages of 13 and 18! Wayside’s youth camp is a very dynamic, fun, and relaxing learning & relationship building space, where youth come together and talk about how to create the change they want to see happen in their communities. ...Read More
Join us as we welcome Caravana43’s arrival in Richmond on Thursday April 2. The Caravana is made up of the families of the 43 students who were disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Guererro Mexico. The names of those who will be in Richmond are: Felipe De La Cruz Sandoval (Teacher at the...Read More
Carolina Velez (804) 868-0191 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE firstname.lastname@example.org Huguenot High School Principal to Publicly Apologize for Discrimination Against Latino Students and Families 2/28/15 Richmond,...Read More
Popular Education is at the core of Wayside’s work for social justice. In addition to our weekend programs, Wayside educators travel throughout the region offering popular education workshops tailored to the needs of local communities. Recently, Carolina Velez has...Read More
Over the past couple of months Wayside has been preparing the way for parents of the 42 students killed in Ayotzinapa, Mexico to visit Richmond. The stop is part of a tour called Caravn43 seeking to raise awareness and call on people to pressure our own government to stop...Read More
Latin@ Students and Families United for Inclusive Schools Win Major Concessions Richmond, VA Organizers with Wayside Center have offered organizing support and interpretation services to this struggle from the very beginning. Participants in our summer internship program were...Read More
The voice of the South is changing. What would our movement look like, how much more power could we have if we began communicating well across language? At the center of Wayside’s work is education and building relationships across class, gender, immigration status, sexuality, language, and race. Our language work lies at the center of this commitment: to connect people at the base who often are not engaged in meaningful dialogue around shared struggles.
Central to Wayside’s vision is the belief that those directly affected are the ones best qualified to create solutions to the problems affecting their communities. In addition to creating spaces where people can come together and reflect on those problems, we offer a variety of organizer skills training programs to increase the capacity of our communities to implement those solutions. These range from evening programs to weekend workshops to months-long internships. Most can be offered both at Wayside and in your area.
The Wayside Center offers a beautifully restored 200 year-old farmhouse on 25 lush, river bottom acres for use by your group. If you’re interested in using the space, please contact us and we will get back to you within a couple of days.