United for Children: Young Terrace

More than 41,000 children live in poverty in South Hampton Roads. Many of those children reside in Young Terrace, which is not only the poorest neighborhood in Norfolk, but also in the poorest 1 percent in the nation. Working with the families and the community, with a goal to help give these children the chance for a better life, a collective impact initiative has been created called United for Children: Young Terrace. Collective impact is a disciplined effort through which organizations establish a common vision and pursue evidence-based actions in mutually reinforcing ways. Successful collective-impact initiatives encompass five key requirements: common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone support. The United for Children: Young Terrace initiative focuses on education, character-building and access to health care. EVMS is taking the lead in integrating health into the programs of P. B. Young Elementary School, which serves Young Terrace students in pre-kindergarten through grade 5 and Booker T. Washington High School. To accomplish this, several EVMS faculty and staff members serve on the four subcommittees within the United for Children initiative. These subcommittees are the Prenatal to Pre-K Subcommittee, the P.B. Young Elementary Subcommittee, Shared-Data Subcommittee and the Booker T. Washington Health Clinic Ad Hoc Subcommittee.


    • Administrative Location

    • The M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health - Andrews Hall, Suite 502
      721 Fairfax Avenue
      Norfolk, VA 23507
    • Project Location

    • Young Terrace Community
      816 Whitaker Lane
      Norfolk, VA 23510
    • Project Partner(s)

    • City of Norfolk, Norfolk Public Schools, Hampton Roads Community Foundation, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, ODU, United Way of South Hampton Roads
    • Participant Eligibility

    • Faculty, Physicians
    • Project Categories

    • Community Service
    • Project Scope

    • Local
    • EVMS Department(s)

    • The M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health, Pediatrics, Family and Community Medicine
    • Points of Contact