In November 2016, For Richmond began providing services at the Resident Resource Center at Pullman Point Apartments, an affordable housing complex consisting of 199 apartment units in five buildings at 2989 Pullman Avenue in Richmond.
As part of our partnership with the complex, our organization provides easily accessible community services specifically tailored to residents’ needs.
At the Resident Resource Center, Pullman Point residents benefit from an array of life-enriching services provided by For Richmond, including: job training and development; college-prep scholarship, leadership and STEM-based programs for students; after-school recreational and educational activities; the First 5 Parent Café; senior services; health and medical referrals; financial instruction; and many more life-enriching offerings.
In early 2017, For Richmond launched the Soleil Kids Café daily breakfast program in partnership with Café Soleil. For Richmond’s Soleil Kids Café is a complimentary, midweek, daily breakfast program that provides school-age children and their families at Pullman Point Apartments with a warm, nutritious meal to help power-up their brains for a successful day at school and beyond.
Inspired by the original Black Panther Party’s Free Breakfast for School Children program, the Soleil Kids Café is served by community volunteers and Café Soleil staff in Pullman Point Apartments’ Community Kitchen, Mondays through Fridays in the early mornings when school is in session.
In February 2017, Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale visited the Soleil Kids Café to witness the legacy of his work and to speak to residents. Read about his visit here.
For more info about For Richmond’s Pullman Point initiatives, contact Monica Boyd, resident services coordinator at the Pullman Point Resident Resource Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-234-1295.