Cassie Price
Manager, Community Relationships and Community-Engaged Learning
Profile

Cassie Price, CCE community initiatives and program manager, holds a B.A. in English literature with a minor in history from the College of William and Mary and has worked as an editor and writer. Before coming to the CCE in September 2007, she handled many aspects of the experiential-education curriculum for the University's Jepson School of Leadership Studies, forging some strong university-community partnerships in the process.

Cassie currently coordinates Build It (the University's neighborhood-based civic-engagement initiative) and the Civic Fellowship Program. She is the staff adviser for two student organizations--FAME (Future American Men of Excellence) and the Youth Life Mentor Organization--and is an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Her community engagement includes serving on the CIS community support teams at Henderson Middle School and Overby-Sheppard Elementary School, serving on the Northside Health and Wellness Initiative Steering Committee, and volunteering as an AMP mentor at Henderson Middle School.

Cassie's greatest job satisfaction lies in helping students and faculty connect their academic interests and skills to their work in the community and in working collaboratively with community partners to effect positive change in low- to moderate-income Northside Richmond neighborhoods. She loves writing feature stories about UR students, faculty, and community partners. In her free time, Cassie enjoys reading, hiking, and attending theater, dance, and music performances.

Community Service
Cassie is the staff adviser for two student organizations — FAME (Future American Men of Excellence) and the Youth Life Mentor Organization — and is an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Her community engagement includes serving on the CIS community support teams at Henderson Middle School and Overby-Sheppard Elementary School, serving on the Northside Health and Wellness Initiative Steering Committee, and volunteering as an AMP mentor at Henderson Middle School.

Q&A with Cassie Price

What is your favorite/most meaningful book or film?

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Light in August by William Faulkner, and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

Where are you originally from?

I was born in New York City, but I have lived in Richmond most of my life.

What is your favorite restaurant or coffee shop in Richmond?

I enjoy Southbound in Bon Air and Stella's in the Near West End for a special dinner. For a quick grab-and-go lunch, Proper Pie Company in Church Hill is favorite.

What is your favorite place or thing to do in Richmond?

I love to hike the Buttermilk Trail in the James River Park System with my husband and dog. I also love Richmond's theater scene.

What does civic engagement mean to you?

Civic engagement means playing an active role in your community, whether you define your community as your university, your place of worship, your neighborhood, the city of Richmond, or the global community. It means working collaboratively with others for the common good.

Education
B.A., College of William and Mary
English Literature
Contact Information
(804) 484-1609