Main Office - Operations
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 1502
Phone: (804) 646-3108
East End Career Station
701 N. 25th Station 2nd Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23223
Phone: (804) 646 - 6464
The Office of Community Wealth Building
The Office of Community Wealth Building (OCWB) was established by Former Mayor Dwight C. Jones in the spring of 2014 and operated as a first-of-its-kind City office in the nation. In December 2015, City Council enacted Former Mayor Jones’s proposal to establish the Office of Community Wealth Building as a permanent department.
OCWB is the brainchild of the Mayor’s Anti-Poverty Commission and was later developed into the Maggie L. Walker Initiative for Expanding Opportunity and Fighting Poverty. The creation of the Office of Community Wealth Building was one of the central recommendations of the Commission.
The mission of the Office of Community Wealth Building is to facilitate equitable solutions to reduce the effects of poverty and enhance wealth development opportunities for the City of Richmond's most impacted communities.
A thriving community where all residents have equitable access to opportunities that build wealth and well-being throughout their lives.
This year, OCWB combined its implementation of OCWB Vision 2020 and pandemic response for community stability. As previously demonstrated in the Return on Investment and Impact Statements section, the OCWB and its partners have accomplished broader goals with significant community impacts. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
Click on each of our programs and services to learn more.
Mayor's Youth Academy
Richmond Living Wage Certification Program
Click on each link to learn more about our partners.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
J & G Workforce
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Office of Minority Business Enterprises
Peter Paul Development Center
Richmond Adult Technical Center
Richmond Public Schools
Re: Work Richmond
The Giving Wall
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg
Virginia Department of Health
Staff of the Office of Community Wealth Building:
Caprichia Spellman, Director
Maggie L. Walker Citizens Advisory Board
The Maggie L. Walker Initiative Citizens Advisory Board was created as an independent citizen body tasked with ongoing monitoring of the city’s progress in implementing the Initiative agenda and related policies. On December 8, 2014, City Council passed ordinance §2014-234-215 formally establishing the Maggie L. Walker Initiative Citizens Advisory Board.
Councilwoman Ellen Robertson, Co-Chair (non-voting)
Cordell Hayes, Jr.
Caprichia Spellman (non-voting)
The Legacy of Maggie Lena Walker