About the partnership
The Petersburg City and Schools Partnership is a collaboration between United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, Petersburg City Public Schools, City of Petersburg, state government agencies, service providers and community groups including nonprofit and religious organizations. These entities work to support the strategic plan of Petersburg City Public Schools, Innovate 2022, by using collective impact principles to engage the entire local and state community toward shared goals and metrics.
To create the climate and conditions for every child to succeed by providing a sustainable, coordinated system of supports and access.
To support Petersburg City Public Schools in providing a quality education that ensures every child is college ready, career ready and life ready with marketable skills and industry certification.
The partnership is led by the superintendent of Petersburg City Public Schools and the Petersburg city manager. United Way of Great Richmond & Petersburg serves as the partnership’s backbone and employs the partnership director. A steering committee made up of leaders in various roles throughout Petersburg guides the partnership.