Beginning Saturday, October 3rd through Wednesday, October 7th, the Richmond Department of Children and Youth (Department) will host four virtual community forums to receive input on how to invest MILLIONS in funding into programs and services for young people and families from birth to age 24. Your input will help develop a comprehensive, equitable investment plan that reflects community vision.
The Department was created in order to provide a sustainable funding stream for youth-serving organizations in Richmond and North Richmond. This will be done by providing grant funding to various organizations beginning in July 2021, as part of a 3-year grant cycle.
Come share YOUR voice, perspective, and experiences to help us better understand the needs of Richmond and North Richmond children, youth and their families.
More information will be available soon on how you can register for the community forums.
Stay Informed, Stay Prepared, Stay Engaged – STAY HOME! We can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and save lives by practicing social distancing and staying at home.
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The Department and Fund for Children and Youth were created in order to provide a sustainable funding stream for youth-serving organizations in Richmond and North Richmond. This will be done by providing grant funding to various organizations serving Richmond and North Richmond youth under the age of 24. The first grants will be distributed by July 2021.
The Department of Children and Youth would like to thank all Richmond and North Richmond community members that applied to join the Richmond Fund for Children and Youth Oversight Board. Oversight Board members have been appointed and will guide the development of a community needs assessment, a strategic investment plan, and the allocation of funds for chosen youth-serving organizations. To learn more about the Oversight Board, please visit our Oversight Board webpage.
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday Physical Address: Richmond Department of Children and Youth 450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300 Richmond, CA 94804
Check out Y-PLAN’s Project involving Kennedy High School students!
In collaboration with Y-PLAN (Youth – Plan, Learn, Act, Now), Information Technology Academy students at Kennedy High School participated in a project to understand how the Department of Children and Youth may best serve all young people in Richmond.
The Department of Children and Youth is incredibly appreciative of Y-PLAN, Kennedy High School, and the amazing students that participated in this project!
In the Loop is a quarterly newsletter shared by the Department of Children and Youth to ensure that Richmond and North Richmond community members are aware of the work being done by Department staff and their various partners to enhance the lives of children, youth, and families across Richmond and North Richmond.
The Department and Fund for Children and Youth were created as a result of the hard work of local youth, individuals, and community organizations to provide a sustainable funding stream for youth-serving organizations in Richmond and North Richmond.
Department staff recognizes these efforts and the importance of keeping the Richmond and North Richmond communities in the loop about the work being done to support children and youth.
Please click below to access our January and May newsletters.