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Regional Contact

Jamesia Harrison, Independent Living Consultant

804.510.0793 | jaharrison@umfs.org

Jamesia originally joined UMFS in 2014 as the Community Liaison for
the Bridges out of Poverty initiative. In April of 2016, she became a part of the Project LIFE team. Jamesia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Prior to joining UMFS, she worked as a Project Coordinator at Central Virginia Community College. She is passionate about helping and empowering others. In her spare time she enjoys amusements parks, museums, reading and videography.

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Celebrate Pride Month: Pride 101 (virtual)


Project LIFE is a program that values diversity, equality, and inclusion. All are welcome to join us during Pride Month as we celebrate and educate the LGBTQIA+ community and friends. We will be playing a Jeopardy-inspired game and will wrap up with some resources for LGBTQIA+ youth in Virginia. This event will be informative but...


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Piedmont Regional Highlights

Piedmont Regional Highlights

Project LIFE in the Piedmont region has had the privilege of collaborating with many impactful organizations and groups. The Piedmont region has had huge success with the Real World simulations over the last Decade. Youth have gathered from all over the region to participate in a day of work sessions, networking, team building, and real-world…