The Community Group, formed in 2002, is a grassroots African American organization in Montgomery County, Va.
The Community Group is dedicated to the enrichment of the African American community in Montgomery County, Virginia through political action, education, leadership, and economic empowerment (community investment).
Goals and Objectives
Developing a higher level of visibility in local civic affairs
Promoting collective civic engagement
Encouraging political involvement
Developing leadership and business skills
Enhancing the African-American climate for generations to come
Initiative and Community and Civic Engagement Highlights
Promote Youth Empowerment
The Community Group started and sponsored the Dialogue on Race. This grassroots program works for change to end racism against African. Americans. The group focuses on five issue areas identified by the members of the African American community. The five issue groups are:
Established in 2005, the New Mountain Climbers is the first giving circle in Virginia’s New River Valley. All of the Community Group Board members belong to the giving circle.