Hive Mentality

Building a more just future for the next generation

aka The Hive   |   Richmond, VA   |
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Hive Mentality

EIN: 87-2540577


The Hive is a youth-centered community that holistically supports young people as they transition into adulthood. Our model challenges conventional pathways through the juvenile justice and child welfare systems by engaging what we call legacy work, where helping emerging adults build their skills and healing practices enables them to be drivers of generational transformation.

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Principal Officer

Gina Lyles

Main address

8 S Addison St

Richmond, VA 23220 USA

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Subject area info

Vocational education



Social enterprise

Real estate

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Population served info


Young adults

Economically disadvantaged people

Incarcerated people

At-risk youth

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NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.


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Our programs

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Youth Ambassador Squad

The Hive's Youth Ambassador Squad (YAS) is a part-time paid youth development opportunity for young people ages 15-21 who have navigated the justice system. Squad members participate in weekly life skill workshops, leadership training, and mentorship to assist them in reaching their own personal and professional goals.

Weekly case management helps YAS members to identify and work toward self-defined goals and connect to resources. Areas that we focus on include basic needs, court-mandated requirements, jobs and employment, mental health & substance abuse, transportation, and leadership.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
At-risk youth
Incarcerated people

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $371,337
Program Services $30,439
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $50,000
Total Revenue $451,776
Program Services $233,925
Administration $71,677
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $375,114

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $76,662
Total Liabilities $56,500
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $20,162


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Principal Officer

Gina Lyles

Gina Lyles (she/her), artiste, emcee, and the Founder and visionary leader of The Hive. As a champion of juvenile justice reform, Gina used her years of experience both within the system and as a re-entry and engagement specialist to build The Hive’s programming model. In her previous role as Engagement Director for Performing Statistics Gina supported the human-to-human connections that grounded Performing Statistics by building authentic relationships with the youth, credible messenger mentors, and partners. Using her talents as a hip-hop emcee to connect with and empower young people caught in the school-to-prison pipeline, her work develops programs that empower, uplift, and build capacity in Richmond’s young community. Gina wants to create a sanctuary for young people trapped in gang violence, those losing hope, and disadvantaged youth who lack opportunities and also build spaces to support community leaders.

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Board of directors
as of 01/31/2023
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Board chair

Taekia Glass

Mending Walls

Term: 2023 - 2025

Abu Ngauja

Leah Fremouw

Bridging Virginia

Trey Hartt

The Hive

Gina Lyles

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/18/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Decline to state
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Person without a disability

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