Our regional chapters and affiliates work at the grassroots level, drawing in more voices to the call to advocacy. Getting involved with a local chapter is a great way to keep up with all that is happening, engage in local events, and help expand the Center’s impact with fun and interactive programs.

We encourage our chapters and affiliates to do 3 things throughout the year:

Legislator Visits

With support from the Center, chapters organize to meet with legislators in their home districts to inform them of the key policy priorities of the Center and ask that they be champions for progress.

Educational Programs

Throughout the year, chapter members collaborate with the Center to put together educational programs including film screenings, panels, and speaker series. These programs increase community engagement and further educate the public about Center policy priority issues that impact low-income, vulnerable, and underrepresented communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

ex. Social Justice University
One of our flagship programs, Social Justice University, is a series designed to teach members of the faith community how to promote social justice by becoming advocates for systemic change.  SJU attendees receive training materials and hear from leaders about issues, advocacy techniques, and grassroots organizing.  As a hands-on learning experience, participants are empowered to take these skills back to their local community and bring more voices into the legislative and political process.

Fun and Fellowship

Chapter members get together throughout the year to fellowship and share in the spirit of social justice. Events include coffee hours, letter-writing sessions, and house parties.


We currently have 7 regional chapters and 3 affiliated groups across the Commonwealth and invite you to become a part of the local grassroots efforts in your community! Contact our chapter chairs listed below to see how you can get involved.

Kim Crater and Dolores Dwyer

Hampton Roads
Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill


James River (Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown)
John Whitley and Charles Swadley


New River Valley (Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Montgomery County)
Ruth Grene  and Stephanie Gilmore


Northern Piedmont (Warrenton, Culpeper)
Scott Christian


Northern Virginia
Anne Murphy and Darcy Hirsh


Rabbi Gary Creditor




Danville Ministerial Alliance


Interfaith Association of Harrisonburg-Rockingham


Valley Interfaith Council (Winchester)
John Copenhaver 


Interested in getting involved with one of our chapters?  Fill out the form below and someone will reach out to you: