• Raising a Reader fuels family literacy at BBK’s Family Enrichment Night

    As part of an ongoing commitment to family literacy, BBK has been exploring opportunities to integrate literacy development into our family engagement activities. Toward this end, Raising a Reader (RAR) was featured as the guest host for this month’s Family Enrichment Night (FEN). Over thirty …

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  • Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative and Children’s Fairyland Partner to Support Iron Triangle Families

    Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative and Children’s Fairyland in Oakland are planning to deepen their partnership with exciting new offerings for families in the Iron Triangle. Children’s Fairyland in Oakland will continue to periodically support all expense paid field trips for BBK Zone families, but …

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  • Summer Lunch in the Park Kicks-off with Zumba

    BBK’s Summer Lunch Program distributes free healthy meals at the Belding Garcia Park Monday through Friday until August 15th. Children have the option of choosing from a selection of great meals including ham and cheese sandwiches, pasta salads, crackers and cheese, tuna sandwiches, breads and …

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  • New Porta Potty at the Summer Lunch Program

    We’ve recently gotten a large Porta Potty with a handwashing station for the summer program at Belding Garcia Park. The families at the park love the new Potty.  It makes staying at the park much easier.  Special thanks to the City of Richmond Parks & …

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  • Reflections from Summer Intern Tamara

      What are things at the park that have caught my attention? Well, first off, the numbers of people who attend the Summer Lunch and Sports and Fitness Program. It seems that more families come on days with scheduled activities such as Zumba and Yoga. …

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  • New Activity in the Park: Martial Arts

    A new free activity is coming to the park for parents and kids. Check out our new Martial Arts class! The class is being held at the Belding Garcia Park starting Thursday, July 24 from 11am to 12pm. Come in loose workout clothes and sneakers. …

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  • Parents Lead The Way

    Parents Lead the Way Developing Activities at Belding Garcia Park

    Parent leaders, in partnership with the City of Richmond Parks and Recreation, are taking the initiative to bring organized summer sports and fitness activities to Belding Garcia Park, located at 15th and Coalinga. Parents had previously expressed concerns about safety and maintenance at Belding Garcia …

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  • Coro Youth Fellows and Summer Volunteer Support Community Efforts at BBK

    For the second consecutive year, Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative is working in partnership with the Coro Youth Fellows Program. Tamara Jones is a student at Pinole Valley High School and Pamela Patino is a student at Pittsburg High School. As Coro Youth Fellows, Ms. …

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  • Promoting Health and Fitness at the Center for Health and Healing

    The BBK Center for Health and Healing is now being utilized for a wide variety of free community health and fitness classes. Weekly fitness classes are managed by Richmond Main Street Initiative and include Bellydance for Wellness by Raks Africa, Martial Arts with Master Taylor …

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  • Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative Offers Nurturing Parenting Course

    BBK offers periodic parent education opportunities to be held at the Center for Health and Healing. The upcoming Nurturing Parenting series will be facilitated by the Child Abuse Prevention Council, a BBK member organization. The Nurturing Parenting classes begin on July 14th, 2014 and continue …

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