Community Engagement: NPU-V

Community Engagement: NPU-V


Shootings in a park. Gun violence. Fear of retaliation. House fires. When these events happen, they not only impact the people directly involved, but the entire community. Following a traumatic event, those involved often feel helpless, fearful, angry and confused. They can find themselves in a situation for which they are totally unprepared. The CHRIS 180 Trauma Response Network (TRN) is an opportunity for resident and stakeholder volunteers to support individuals and the community after a tragic event has occurred.



Healing Circles are safe spaces that bring people together to strengthen neighborhoods and share concerns to bring healing. They occur at least twice a month and provide an opportunity for attendees to build relationships through sharing and listening, provide long term support, and work on solutions. Healing Circles take place in safe places throughout NPU-V including: Metropolitan Library, Barack and Michelle Obama Academy, Year Up, and Dunbar Elementary School.


In partnership with the Atlanta Victims Assistance, we facilitate monthly Healing Circles at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. For additional information contact Chevon Hill.


For more information contact Aaron Johnson, NPU-V Community Manager at CHRIS 180.

Yoga and Tai-Chi in the Park

Peace Walk in Mechanicsville

Community Involvement
CHRIS 180 worked with community partners to celebrate the young people of Mechanicsville throughout the years. Programs include highlighting the baseball teams’ summer championships; assisting with the McDaniel Street Bowl (Pittsburgh and Mechanicsville neighborhoods) back-to-school preparation by providing resources and school supplies to students; and we have participated in the National Night Out event by providing school supplies and facilitating yoga in the park.