Department of Children and Youth Community Overview

Wednesday, April 10
2:30pm & 4:30pm
Location: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

Join the City of Richmond’s Department for Children & Youth, the Richmond Kids First Committee and the Invest in Youth Coalition for an overview of the Kids First Initiative, meet the staff and community partners leading the work and learn how to get involved!


What: Richmond Department for Children & Youth Community Overview and Meet & Greet


When: Wednesday, April 10th, 2:30-4:30pm


Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th St, Richmond, CA 94801


Please click the link to RSVP: tinyurl.com/RDCYApril2019


Young people, parents, residents, community organizations, local unions, elected officials and funders came together to develop a campaign and ballot measures that would establish a fund and department within the the City of Richmond, dedicated to serving Richmond’s children and youth.


Last year, Richmond voters approved Measures E and K, known as the Richmond Kids First Initiative. Congruently, these measures require a portion of General Fund revenue be set aside to fund youth programs and services. These measures also established the creation of the Department of Children and Youth and the development of the Richmond Fund for Children and Youth, both with the goal of improving the lives and increase positive futures for young people in Richmond.


The Department of Children and Youth operates under the guidance of the Office of the City Manager. A team has convened and is excited to engage with community partners to begin the development of the department. To learn more about the Department CLICK HERE.


This event is co-hosted by: The City of Richmond’s Department for Children & Youth, the Richmond Kids First Committee and the Invest in Youth Coalition.


For questions about the event please contact: Jamileh Ebrahimi at jamileh@rysecenter.org or 510-374-3401.


For further information about the Department for Children & Youth please contact: LaShonda White, Director of the Department of Children and Youth at (510) 620-6828 or David Padilla at (510) 620-6523.