We must build and renew hopes for a better quality of life in the Southside region,
especially for children from low-income families.



Our dedicated staff members live at the heart of our organization, operating behind the scenes to develop effective services, tap into diversified revenue streams, and build capacity while also working directly with the youth in our ML2 program.

Kathryn Thompson
Executive Director

Sarah Wilkinson
Mentoring Program Coordinator

Board of Directors


With continued guidance, expertise, and support from our board members, STORY has a heightened ability to set and reach goals, expand the reach of our programs, and create effective partnerships within the community that positively impact our mission.

growing out of poverty sunflower graphicHerbert Bragg

Alison Noble
Vice President

Steven Benham

Erica Holmes

Andrea Simmons
Board Member

Candace Benn
Board Member

Yolanda Brannon
Board Member

Floyd Lark
Board Member

Mike Streitel
Board Member

For professionals interested in joining STORY’s board, please contact Kathryn at kathryn@storyva.org. We are always seeking dedicated members who have experience with accounting, law, marketing and social media, grant writing, community relations, and program development to join our team.