Programming that Matters

Our programs connect the power of parents and caregivers to unearth their genius and those of their children so that we build healthy communities that are strong and connected.

Health & Wellness: supports parents and caregivers in recognizing and addressing the systemic and environmental causes of personal and community trauma

Leadership Development: equips parents and primary caregivers with the skills, network and support to advance in their careers, promote community ownership and create social change that affects families, communities, education and health systems

Parent-Led Advocacy: builds power among parents through the exposure of opportunities in becoming active voices and influencers of the education and health systems


Building Blocks for Kids (BBK) amplifies the voices of parents/caregivers of color and partners with them to advance equitable access and opportunities for all youth to have quality education and all families to achieve emotional and physical well-being. We realize our goals through healing centered care, leadership development, and parent-led advocacy.


A Richmond where families have what they need so that all children may realize their dreams andBuilding Blocks for Kids (BBK) envisions empowered communities that are wellness-centered and have equitable access to high-quality education, where healthy families blossom to realize their dreams and full potential.

Theory of Change

We believe that providing effective supportive services, investing in individual transformation, and building collective power serves thriving families, which yields community change.

We are proud of the Impact we have in our Community

We recognize that every interaction we have is an opportunity to make a positive impact on our community

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

We partner with families to improve health and successful development for a thriving community.

  • Family Engagement
  • Goal Setting Classes
  • Peer Support Sanctuary Groups
Community Engagement & Advocacy

Community Engagement & Advocacy

We partner with families to support community empowerment and power

  • Community Educational Leadership Institute (CELI)
  • Career Pathways and Community Ownership
  • Civic & Community Engagement learning Sessions
  • Advocacy Campaign Development

Join us in making a difference in the Richmond community

BBK is not currently hiring. Please check back at a later time!