Community Explosions

The Virginia Attorney General’s Office, the faith community and the city of Hampton will host "Community Explosions," a series of neighborhood resource gatherings. The Hampton Police Department and the city’s Youth Violence Prevention Office are looking for service organizations and other vendors to take part in these community building events. These gatherings are meant to foster community engagement and build relationships between neighbors. These events are opportunities to raise awareness about resources available to families in the community, recruit committed volunteers, and allow concerned citizens the opportunity to directly connect with organizations that support positive outcomes for youth.
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  1. Vote now in contest that challenged high school students to create anti-violence videos

    March 13, 2018 - High school students in Hampton and Newport News were challenged to create a public service announcement of 60-seconds or less based on the theme “Don’t Sit in Silence, Stop the Violence.” Go online to watch the videos and cast your vote.
  2. Urgency of Now, addressing concerns about youth violence, set for March 20

    Feb. 16, 2018 - Urgency of Now, or RuON, an annual event that addresses concerns about increased violence among youth and young adults, will be held this year at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, on Tuesday, March 20. Read on...
  3. Contest encourages young people to create videos that will help stop the violence in city

    Feb. 12, 2018 - Can you or someone you know create a winning video against violence? “Don’t Sit in Silence, Stop the Violence” is the name of a contest for high school students in Hampton and Newport News that began Monday, Feb. 12. Read on...
Organizations interested in participating as a vendor must provide at least one of the following: (1) exhibit materials and information about your programs (information-sharing) AND/OR (2) recruit volunteers to assist your program in continuing to provide valuable services to the community (community engagement).

Vendor spaces are limited to organizations that are looking to recruit volunteers and those who offer engagement opportunities. There is no fee, but spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All applications must be submitted by Aug. 14, 2017.

This is an excellent opportunity to partner with the city of Hampton in educating others and enhancing their ability to access community resources, while also encouraging service to others.

Once you have submitted the form, you will be contacted directly for further instruction and details about the event. For additional information about the Community Explosion, please contact Synethia White at 727-2730.

**PLEASE NOTE** All registrations are subject to approval