For Richmond is pleased to welcome a veteran community engagement professional to our team.
Monica Boyd has signed on to be our new resident services coordinator at the Pullman Point Apartments’ Resident Resource Center in Richmond.
Boyd, a longtime community advocate, East Bay resident and mother of three children who are graduates of West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) schools, will oversee the development and provision of a wide array of supportive services at Pullman Point Apartments.
Boyd comes to For Richmond from her most recent role as a school community worker with the WCCUSD at Juan Crespi Middle School in El Sobrante. While there, she coordinated parent engagement, developed new programs and worked on anti-cyberbullying and safe haven initiatives.
Before her work for the WCCUSD, Boyd worked as a community engagement coordinator and office manager for the Richmond Community Foundation for seven years. One hallmark of her time with the organization was spearheading the Building Blocks for Kids Emerging Technology Plan for Family Inclusion (ETPFI) project, which included the free distribution of more than 400 computers to WCCUSD families.
An East Oakland native who graduated from Oakland High School, Boyd is currently working toward earning her Associate Degree in Business Management from Contra Costa College, as well as a Certification in Nonprofit Leadership with the University of Notre Dame.
She has received multiple accolades and awards, including a “Special Recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community” from the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008.
Boyd described herself as being both “shocked and happy” to receive the job offer from Executive Director Kyra Worthy to work at For Richmond. The two had previously met when Worthy had assisted Boyd in transitioning into a new job at the WCCUSD as part of For Richmond’s jobs related outreach.
Per Boyd, providing Pullman Point residents with community resources is “the work that [she] loves to do” and she is looking forward to being “hands on with the residents.”
“I’m just looking forward to doing the work and am glad to be back in Richmond,” said Boyd. “I grew up in a community similar to Pullman Point and I know how it is …So I want to bring [residents] hope…”
Last month, For Richmond began providing services at the Resident Resource Center at Richmond’s Pullman Point Apartments, an affordable housing complex which consists of 199 apartment units in five buildings at 2989 Pullman Avenue in Richmond.
As part of Boyd’s new role, she will connect Pullman Point residents to services including a new “Soleil Kids Café” daily breakfast program, First 5 Parent Cafe, senior services and many more offerings.
“On behalf of the For Richmond team, we are delighted to welcome Monica to our family,” said For Richmond Executive Director Kyra Worthy. “In bringing an array of life-enriching resources to Pullman Point residents, Monica will not only draw upon her exceptional expertise and her commitment to building community, but also her personal experiences stemming from her childhood. We are grateful and fortunate to have Monica join us in serving the residents of Pullman Point.”
To contact Monica Boyd, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-234-1295.