I am Melissa Nicole Richards, Program Coordinator and Supervisor for the Project Discovery Program for CAPUP. I am a University of Phoenix Alumni and Richmond Public School Armstrong high School alumni, Class of ‘93. I attended Richmond Public Schools from elementary through high. I am the proud mother of 3 RPS graduates. I work closely with the Richmond and Henrico school systems to encourage and support students with identifying the importance of graduating high school and the productive outlook moving forward with attending college will be to their future lives.
I strongly believe God’s Direction for my life was to work with young people. I have an extended history of working in childcare, volunteering in the school system, PTA, dance team mom, sports mom, and as a Coordinator. I enjoy using my years of accumulated community resources to help the students and Project Discovery. My love for young people and their growth is important. I love taking part in making the memories with the students and their parents Happy, Fun-filled, and Unforgettable.
Education is the key to SUCCESS!!!
FUN FACT: I love Horror movies; I am a hopeless romantic, and a big kid at heart always.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at CAPUP is NOW OPEN for the 2024 tax season. Our site will be operating at 1103 Oliver Hill Way, Richmond, VA 23219.
Hours of Operation
Friday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
The site will operate through Saturday, March 23, 2024.
If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Baccus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to serving you soon!