205 1/2 East Broadway Avenue Ste C Hopewell VA 23860 Info@enhancingedu.org 804.214.7548

About Us



               Believing in the value of success, Enhancing Education aims to encourage, motivate and educate the youth in our school systems throughout Central Virginia. By way of community support, donations, and sponsors we hope to accomplish this goal by providing adequate supplies, support and opportunities that will motivate and encourage our youth to strive to become positive, productive members of our society. At Enhancing Education, we believe that success first begins with preparation and in so being having the materials and supplies to adequately teach our children. Focusing on this generation and the next, our vision is serve the state of Virginia in its entirety and then the United States as a whole to provide our youth with the necessary supplies, knowledge and opportunities to pursue and experience the best education possible.

In addition to our mission we sponsor and hold community events for youth as well as providing resources to families of students in need such as food and clothing.

This organization was founded in 2012 because of the imbalance in the public school systems. There is a imbalance when some public learning facilities are given a higher quality of resources and educational support than others districts due to lack of city funding. Everyday Enhancing Education is making strides to level the playing field by donating to the schools and children that display great need. Our children truly are the future and  we must secure a bright future for them.

           MEET OUR BOARD

Vanessa Terry-Director
As Director of Enhancing Education, Vanessa Terry takes the mission of ensuring every child has the resources and opportunities to encourage academic success with great passion. As a mother of three and experiencing under funded school systems first hand, she understands and empathizes with the youth of today. She founded Enhancing Education in 2012 with the mission of helping those school systems and its students reach their potential in academic excellence.

Rodney Robinson – National Teacher of the Year 2019

Rodney has always been a student advocate. He currently teaches at Virgie Binford Education Center inside Richmond Juvenile Detention Center in Richmond VA. Robinson uses the whole child approach to education to help the students who are most vulnerable. Robinson has been published three times by Yale University and has received numerous awards for his accomplishments in and out of the classroom. His value and insight will prove to be a great asset to help Enhancing Education reach its mission.


Andre Lucas SR – Director of COSIG and U.S Veteran

Andre oversees administrative responsibilities at Enhancing Education and provides great value to our organization as he himself is Director of another nonprofit organization that helps veterans. His heart of gold makes him a great asset to this board.


Carolyn Banks- Founder of Dream Facilitators, Petersburg VA


205 1/2 East Broadway Avenue Ste C
Hopewell VA 23860