Who We Are
Virtual Blackboard is a project of J.C. Productions, Inc. J.C. Productions is dedicated to helping average; everyday people succeed in life by offering life assistance to them in any way possible. We operate a number of community-based projects that offer a Spiritual and professional-based support system such as individual and family counseling, mentoring for children, and a provider of resources for families seeking assistance. We are based in Richmond, Virginia and registered with the Virginia Secretary of State as a non-stock corporation for the purpose of educational and community services.
J.C. Productions, Inc is a family owned and operated non-profit who still believes in good will and service toward our neighbors, friends, and family. We have a social-religious background in child-rearing, community ministry, with education and business experience, such as private tutoring, foster care, and leading health, wellness and spiritual support groups. Our goal is to offer other families and their children the opportunity to gain the needed support and resources to survive in today's challenging social-economic environment.
J.C. Productions, Inc. designed Virtual Blackboard to be a sanctuary to students who are increasingly facing the effects of the privatization of the public school system and the school to prison pipeline. The campaign is based on multiple national case studies that have challenged local authorities such as the school system, police departments, and courts, to reevaluate the way they handle student disciplinary problems. The ultimate goal is to design an intergovernmental agreement among the three entities that would decrease student suspension and incarceration. The common message being, "educate not incarcerate." It began as a grassroots campaign called The Free-To-Learn Project that challenged the local school districts of central Virginia to address the issue of student suspensions by lowering the rates, eliminating any forms of arrest made by law enforcement by challenging the "Referral to Law Enforcement" policy encoded into all Virginia school's student code of conduct handbooks.
The Free-To-Learn Project proposes to be a liaison between the schools and the police department that would address student behavioral problems at the root cause. Virtual Blackboard offers parents the option of removing their children from any school district that is practicing the stringent policies of the school-to-prison pipeline. We are not anti-government or authority, but we do believe that parents and children have a right to a safe educational environment free from violence, drugs, and possible imprisonment. Many children are suspended or expelled from the public school system for extended periods of time, causing them to fall behind their peers in schoolwork. Some children are even imprisoned in juvenile detention centers for months at a time crippling their chances for a normal education. Virtual Blackboard seek to reduce those statistics.