COAR’s mission is to connect UMW and Fredericksburg through community service projects to enact change in our community and form lasting compassionate connections with the individuals who share this space with us. We do this work with love and hope.
Last year in the wake of worldwide Black Lives Matter protests following the horrific murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, COAR decided that it was time for us to update our mission statement. We want to emphasize our commitment to both UMW and the Fredericksburg community, and our solidarity with the incredible activists that we have the privilege to work with during our weekly programs and annual events. It is our responsibility as an organization and as individuals to fight for social justice in all of its forms, and to connect with and support the people most impacted by injustice. We are both proud and honored to present our new mission statement, and we hope that its message resonates with our volunteers and community partners alike.