July 19, 2017   
Walk for peace, enjoy theater, hike Muir Woods, build community space and mentor youth!
Summer is really cooking with great opportunities for residents to play and serve in the community. 

From helping our youth to enjoying the outdoors, our community has a range of interactive events!

Please consider participating in some of these great opportunities: 

WHAT: Richmond Ceasefire Annual City Wide Walk

WHEN: Friday, July 21, 5 pm to 8 pm.

WHERE:  Walk begins at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 321 Alamo Avenue (off Fred Jackson Way), North Richmond. 

MORE: Salsa Music will be played for the entire walk. Rich City Rides will join again this year. 

For more information contact Donnell Jones at 205.296.3459 or djfaith06@yahoo.com

WHAT: SF Mime Troupe's Theater in the Park

WHERE: Nicholl Park (at Macdonald Avenue and 31st Street), Richmond.

MORE: The San Francisco Mime Troupe produces socially relevant theater of the highest quality. 
The Mime Troupe performs its shows in local parks for Free.

Click here for more info.  

WHAT: Muir Woods Community Hike  with Groundwork Richmond

WHEN: Saturday,  July 22, 8 am to 5 pm.

MORE: Many families are unaware of the the beauty of Muir Woods. This community hike is dedicated to ensure equitable access to nature, parks, and public lands. This will be a  Fun, Free and Family-Friendly event! Spots are limited, hurry before all are taken.  For more information and to register, click here

WHAT:  Community Build Day at the North Richmond Farm and cleanup of Wildcat Creek

WHEN: At the Farm: Saturday, July 22, 10 am to 1 pm; at Wildcat Creek: Saturday, July 22, 10 am to noon.

WHERE: North Richmond Farm at 323 Brookside Drive (off Fred Jackson Way). For the Wildcat Creek Cleanup, meet at 10 am at Lucky's A's ballfield off Fred Jackson Way, one block south of the Farm, North Richmond.

MORE: R egular 4th Saturday Volunteer Days bring people togethe to enjoy a sunny day and get involved in building the Urban Tilth community farm. T his month, they will be building new garden bed for more Fresh Ve ggies!
There will be light snacks, music, and kid activities!
Please contact: princess@urbantilth.org or maria@urbantilth.org for more info, or click here.

For the Creek Cleanup, please contact Nathan Bickart at  nathan@urbantilth.org or get more information here.

WHAT: Become a Writing Coach with WriterCoach Connection

WHEN/WHERE: Orientation on  Tuesday, July 25, at 6 pm in Richmond or  Friday, July 28, at 9:30 am in Berkeley. To register and for location information, click here.

MORE : WriterCoach Connection (WCC) brings teams of trained volunteers into Lavonya DeJean Middle School; Kennedy High School; Richmond High School; Korematsu Middle School; Crespi Middle School and El Cerrito High to provide individualized academic support to students on their classroom writing assignments.   E njoy the satisfaction of helping students succeed  with only a 2-hour commitment during the school day. 
Volunteers must attend an orientation and then complete a 3-hour training workshop. For more information click here.
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone