Day of Mourning for Black Lives

Day of Mourning for Black Lives

Sep 18, 2020

The Richmond Neighborhood Center is committed to anti-racist practices, dismantling white supremacy, defunding the police & reallocation of monies for supportive community services, and abolitionist teaching methods that result in the creation of equity in educational spaces. We categorically condemn the state-sanctioned murder of Black/African American people, the recent resurgence of lynching, and the underreported, […]

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Supporting Students as We Head Back to School

Aug 14, 2020

Over the last six months, the Neighborhood Center team has had to adapt to a whole new way of serving our community. This new school year poses new challenges, but with a summer of virtual programming under our belt, we’re looking forward to welcoming back all of our youth participants when school starts next week. […]

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How Our Newest Food Pantry is Meeting Community Needs

Aug 12, 2020

We’re proud to share that our newest pop-up food pantry is now serving over 300 of our neighbors each week! Organized in partnership with the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, this pantry is open on Mondays from 9AM-1PM at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center, providing free groceries to anyone who needs them, no matter where […]

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Support Black Communities in the Bay Area

Jul 9, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent uprising across the country, we have been inspired to see many people giving material support to the Black Lives Matter movement and Black communities. The Richmond Neighborhood Center’s staff compiled this list of Bay Area-specific nonprofits, activist organizations, and other causes to which we as […]

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Summer Program Updates

Jun 19, 2020

Dear Neighborhood Center Families and Supporters, I am writing today with updates on our youth and community programs, which continue to serve families and neighbors during these unprecedented times. Recent weeks have been especially difficult, and our team is working on a plan to take strong anti-racist action as an organization. We will be sharing […]

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Justice for George Floyd

Jun 5, 2020

All of us at The Richmond Neighborhood Center are saddened and angered by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, David McAtee, Ahmaud Arbery, and Sean Monterrosa. Their deaths at the hands of police and white supremacists are the latest in a long line of atrocities resulting from systemic anti-Black racism in the […]

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How One Richmond is Connecting Our Community

May 20, 2020

With many San Franciscans newly unemployed and facing a wide range of hardships, the need for volunteers and donations to community-based organizations is higher than ever. As a neighborhood center, we have always been committed to supporting local nonprofits and businesses, many of which are currently facing unprecedented challenges. Since the Bay Area shelter-in-place order […]

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Elementary and Middle School Program Applications are Now Open

May 6, 2020

Applications for The Richmond Neighborhood Center’s fall 2020 elementary school programs and middle school programs are now open! We offer school-based programs at five Richmond District elementary and two middle school Beacon programs: Alamo Elementary School Argonne Elementary School Lafayette Elementary School McCoppin Elementary School Peabody Elementary School Presidio Middle School Roosevelt Middle School We […]

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Giving Tuesday Now

How to Support the Richmond District this #GivingTuesdayNow

May 5, 2020

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow: a day of global action for giving in response to COVID-19. As a neighborhood center, we are part of the vibrant fabric that makes up our neighborhood and our city, including other community-based organizations and local businesses. Because we could all use a boost during this time, we’ve put together a guide full of […]

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Food Pantry Volunteers

Meeting Growing Need in the Richmond

Apr 29, 2020

As many of our neighbors are facing job loss and reduced income, our first priority has been to continue offering free, healthy groceries to nearly 1,000 Richmond District residents through our weekly food pantries and home-delivered grocery program. Over the last few weeks, we have tackled many challenges to continue meeting our community’s food security […]

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