RISC Staff

Emily Small

Lead Organizer

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Emily has been organizing within the DART network for close to 20 years. Her first 18 years were spent in Florida. She started out at the FAITH organization in Daytona Beach, FL, where she was for her first 4 years. She then spent 14 years as the Lead Organizer of PEACE, in Palm Beach County, FL. Emily came to RISC in September of 2019.

Emily is a native of Philadelphia, and a graduate of Haverford College. She is married with three children.

Sharon Burton

Administrative Assistant

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Sharon Burton is a retired educator from Richmond Public Schools and a resident of Richmond City. She is a graduate of Richmond Public Schools, Virginia Union University (B.A.), and Central Michigan University (M.A.). 


We currently have two open positions at RISC. We are seeking two Associate Organizers, one of whom would be bilingual (Spanish / English).

The core characteristics of good Organizers are –

  • Passion for justice
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Strong Work Ethic

If you or someone you know is a potential candidate for either of these positions, we encourage you to look into the opportunity / spread the word!