Our Mission 

The mission of the Moore Street School Foundation is to bring this structure back online through the following steps: Acquisition, Stabilization, Preservation and Community Utilization.


Bill Harrison dedicated most of his career to the Richmond nonprofit community. His first position was Development Director of the Fan Free Clinic (now Health Brigade) during the height of the HIV epidemic. He was the Director of Government and Community Affairs for the American Red Cross, Greater Richmond Chapter for 17 years. Nationally recognized by the Red Cross, he served the month of October at Ground Zero, World Trade Center, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Bill retired in 2021 after ten years as Executive Director of Diversity Richmond. A lover of history and a lifetime advocate for social justice, he is excited about being a part of preserving Moore Street School. "This will benefit the community for generations, " he shared. "Richmond desperately needs an unifying effort and I believe this is something that will be widely supported."

Moore Street School Committees

1.  Finance Committee - Budget Development

2.  Public Relations Committee - Community Outreach, Branding, Social Media, Marketing, Newsletter, Website

3.  Fundraising Committee - Grant Writing and Fundraising Campaign

4.  Facilities - Acquisition, Stabilization, Preservation and Design

5.  Program - Facilities Utilization, Programming, Design Concepts and Execution

Moore Street School Foundation Advisory Council

We are currently recruiting advisory board members who believe in our mission. We are recruiting advisors with experience in areas such as revenue growth, sales, marketing, finance, strategy, or who just believe in our mission and think they can add value as an advisor.


In 1886-87, a sixteen-classroom, two-story brick school was built "to afford accommodation for the outlying schools in the neighborhood of Brook avenue." The school fronted on Moore Street; hence the name Moore School or, more often, Moore Street School. This building, one of seven schools built between 1887-1898, is said to be the only one retaining much of the original "interior and exterior character," and has been described as one of the best examples of the period, still publicly owned.

The Moore Street School Foundation, a 501 C3, was created March 24 2021 with the purpose to own and redevelop Moore Street School building.

Vision Narrative

Objective: Repurpose a decaying Moore Street SChool into a center of Profitable Learning and Personal Development opportunities for multiple communities.

Challenge: Create an entity that does not duplicate services readily available elsewhere. Give the community a focal point it will respect, admire and utilize. Generate ownership within the community and attract interest, endorsement and participation

Concept: Find and integrate public and private sector service providers in life skills, job skills health and quality of life sectors into a self-sustaining entrepreneurial operation unique to Richmond.

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Moore Street School Foundation

P.O.Box 25305

Richmond, VA 23260