We Are Richmond Inc. is a violence prevention and child empowerment organization whose purpose is to eliminate the negative culture and vicious cycle of gang recruitment that preys on our city’s youth. Our mission is to provide early intervention by focusing on at-risk children ages 9 to 12 from the most difficult areas of Richmond to unite them in play and education.
We promote early relations for friendships between adolescent children living in Richmond California’s toughest neighborhoods in order to create future peace between them and help make Richmond a safer place to live for the whole community. In our current environment, children are susceptible to being influenced to participate in negative and gang cultural activities, as well as becoming a victim of gang violence themselves for things such as casual associations with the wrong person, or just being a resident from a particular neighborhood.
With a population of only 102,118, Richmond Ca. has over 20 gangs with approximately 500 + gang members spread across the 3 major areas of the city – South, Central, and North Richmond. Gang culture has been a negative presence in the city for up to 4 decades, claiming hundreds of lives including young girls/women and children. (Website www.ci.richmond.ca.us Crime Analysts/ Richmond CA Official Website)
Our project includes 7 unification courses per year, welcoming 245 kids from each of the 3 major areas of Richmond, affecting a total of 735 children each year. All courses and activities are provided free to participants and are funded solely through grants and donations.
We Are Richmond Inc.’s purpose is to eliminate the negative culture and vicious cycle of game recruitment that preys on our city’s youth. Our Mission is to provide early intervention by focusing on children ages 9-12 from rival neighborhood areas and uniting them in playful empowering activities.
We Are Richmond Inc. is a 501c3 Nonprofit Corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, specifically to serve the public.