Face Painting Brings Joy to Kids, Extra Income to Family

News Feature, Karina Guadalupe Joselin Reyes, 20, arrived at the park ready to begin a two-hour volunteer shift of face painting, signaling the start of the summer-long “Funky Fridays” program at Elm Playlot, also known as Pogo Park, in the middle of the Iron Triangle. A talented artist, Joselin says her interest in art and […]

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Ceasefire Brings Healing to the Streets

Video, Street Soldiers Radio (106KMEL) North Richmond Night Walk July 13, 2012 Richmond Ceasefire/Lifelines to Healing is a movement to stop the killings without sending more people to jail. Across the community- faith leaders, residents,neighborhood organizations and law enforcement- are uniting to build a culture of peace and healing in our community.

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Summer Dance Party Celebrating Healthy Eating and Active Living

Press Release, Youth Enrichment Strategies Summertime provides the opportunity to get outdoors and be active. However, Richmond’s city streets don’t always conjure up the image of physical activity the same way a tree-filled park or shoreline does. This summer, a diverse group of Iron Triangle residents has been bucking the trend by coming up with […]

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Coronado YMCA, MFI, Team Up for Resource Fair

News Feature, Taisa Grant The Coronado YMCA was at the center of this city’s ongoing community-building efforts when it hosted a resource fair on June 30th to bring tangible and basic resources to community members. Edward Hamilton, a Richmond resident who lives on the corner of Ohio Street, two blocks away from the YMCA, heard […]

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As Prisoners Come Home, Richmond Non-Profit Seeks to Keep Them There

News Report, Todd Spencer Men and Women of Purpose (MWP), a community non-profit dedicated to reducing recidivism among former prisoners living in Richmond, hosted an open house at its new location on 23rd Street last May. The purpose of the open house was to “inform (people coming back from prison) that there are services here […]

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In Richmond, A Love of Soccer But Nowhere to Play

News Report, Monica Quesada RICHMOND, Calif. — Angel Leon has learned how to express his feelings through soccer. If he’s angry, for example, he’ll use that emotion in the game, “not to hurt, but to be more aggressive towards the ball, more energetic.” But Angel, 13, a player for the Richmond Sol Cobras, doesn’t get […]

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