• 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 Partnerships To Promote Health And Fitness

    Building Partnerships to Promote Health and Fitness

    In June, Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative submitted an application to the City of Richmond Recreation Department to promote work with Collaborative parent leaders. The project will include parents in leadership roles to address objectives of the BBK Health and Wellness working group. The project …

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    BBK Collaborative Member Pogo Park Celebrates Summer Opening of Elm Playlot

    On June 17th, we were excited to celebrate the summer opening of Elm Playlot with Collaborative member organization Pogo Park. The newly renovated space, located at 720 Elm Avenue, includes a zipline, ball wall, and disc swings. Pogo Park will implement further design additions throughout …

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  • Summer Lunch

    BBK Collaborative Supports WCCUSD Summer Meal Program

    The West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Summer Food Service Program provides nutritious and free meals to students at various sites throughout Richmond until August 15th.   BBK Collaborative is already busy supporting this health and well-being initiative at Belding-Garcia Park where BBK Parent Partner Saray …

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