Mission Statement

CARE was founded in the spring of 2016 to serve Lexington and the surrounding area. Our mission is to speak out against racism in all its forms, especially those that impact members of our community in Lexington, Virginia and Rockbridge County.

Our approach is to provide anti-racism education opportunities to our members, schools, and the wider community. When needed, we gather publicly to hold rallies, vigils, and parades allowing our community to disavow racism, celebrate greater diversity and encourage inclusivity in our cities, county, and neighborhoods.

We are taking a holistic approach, advocating that the body of the community is made stronger when we strengthen each of its members, promoting healing and opportunities for flourishing for all our neighbors.