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A member of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s transition team has launched an advocacy organization aimed at improving education.
Eva Colen, who advised Stoney on education issues and helped with the creation of the highly touted Education Compact, will serve as the executive director of Virginia Excels, an organization being launched Tuesday. The organization, funded through a Robins Foundation grant in its incubation, aims to improve racial and socio-economic justice in the Richmond region.