What is 6PIC?

Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC) is a newly renovated 4,000 square-foot building located at 3001 Meadow Bridge Road in Highland Park that is a safe, fully-programmed teen center where neighborhood youth have access to innovative programming in the arts, urban ecology, education assistance, public media, public history, and advocacy.

As an engaging hub of community revitalization, youth activity and non-profit collaboration, 6PIC fills a gap in after school programming for teens. By providing resources and education for neighborhood teens, 6PIC encourages them to become Changemakers for their community.

Funding for the renovation of the Boaz & Ruth-owned building was made possible by a Community Innovation Grant from the Robins Foundation, awarded in 2015, and construction was overseen by Tekton Builders.  The space was designed by neighborhood youth with the assistance of volunteers from BaskervillGlave & Holmes, and BCWH Architects

Multiple non-profit organizations, who have been engaged for more than six years in the Highland Park community, will employ an intentional co-locational strategy at 6PIC to offer a variety of youth programs, including the creation of a youth council called, the Changemakers. The partner organizations behind 6PIC include Storefront for Community DesignSaving Our YouthGroundwork RVAART180Boaz & Ruth, the Virginia Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the Community Preservation and Development Corporation.  The youth-serving organizations that will create 6 PIC programming include:

HOURS OF OPERATION

Beginning June 7, 2016 Monday-Friday
9am-5pm.

Homework assistance will be offered between 3pm-5 pm on Monday and Wednesday.

After-hours and weekend operations will be specific to youth programming and events.


Innovation is youth-led design
and implementation of a community center.
— Giles Harnsberger, Executive Director of Groundwork RVA
 

6PIC Partners

 
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Storefront for Community Design

Storefront pairs community design needs with volunteer design professionals and will spearhead architecture and design education with the youth at 6PIC.  Additionally, Storefront will manage Storefront Studio which offers a creative way to engage, educate and empower young people to both learn and tell their own community stories through public media and public history projects. Youth will have access to a recording booth and field recording kits that provide hands on learning.

Ryan Rinn, Executive Director   ryan@storefrontrichmond.org
Free Engufemi, Co-Creator of Storefront Studio   joinus@untoldrva.com
Kelley Libby, Co-Creator of Storefront Studio   kelleylibby@gmail.com

 
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Saving Our Youth

Saving Our Youth seeks to keep youth on track toward a positive future in school and in the workforce. At 6PIC, Saving Our Youth offers high school and college assistance programming for youth in addition to employment assistance and professional training.

Jo White, Executive Director   joeloisewhite@gmail.com

 
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Groundwork RVA

Groundwork RVA works with Richmond youth to design and build vibrant community spaces. At 6PIC Groundwork RVA's Green Team and Green Workforce programs will connect youth through service and green-collar job training with the natural and urban environment.

Giles Harnesberger, Executive Director   giles@groundworkrva.org

 
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ART180

ART180 creates and provides art-related programs for young people living in challenging circumstances, encouraging personal and community change through self-expression. At 6PIC, ART180 works with local artists to provide multi-week after school programs that allow young people to discover ways they can positively engage in and influence their surroundings.

Taekia Glass, Program Director   taekia@art180.org

 
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Changemaker's Council

The Changemakers Council is a leadership group of elected teens representing each 6PIC program. This council will drive a youth-led community agenda for Highland Park and shape the vision for the Six Points Innovation Center.

 

Under the Changemaker's Council, we have supplemental workshops/programs:

This semester Community 50/50 brings Lyrics and Beats. Please contact jackie@storefrontrichmond if you are interested or would like to donate to this program.