COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY: IMPACT

BBK believes that building power is opening and expanding opportunities for parents/caregivers to become active voices and influencers of change.

We believe that parents/caregivers can create systems of education and health that promote healthy children and families, thus encouraging resilient communities that span across generations.

BBK’s community engagement and advocacy educates, informs and empowers parents and families to influence public policy and practices.

Community engagement begins with partnering with families to bolster their leadership skills so that their voices and actions are at the forefront of the development and implementation of our advocacy strategies.

BBK is working to build on the work and accomplishments of leadership develop (CELI) to help rally community leaders together and towards education and healthy policy change on a regional level.

Our engagement with residents and organization focuses on the translation of programmatic work into resident informed policy recommendations that create a healthy, equitable and thriving community for all.

To accomplish all this, we develop programs practicing principles of both a holistic healing and human-centered design approach, all while remaining committed to the continued nurturance of community leaders.

Community Engagement & Advocacy works to impact the WCCC on two levels: locally (boards and committees) and regionally(policy).

IMPACTFUL PROGRAMMING

Empowered Parents Informed Educators

Leadership Development: Provide training and strategic support for resident leadership and advocacy within Richmond. This asset-based approach is grounded in the fact that, in spite of myriad challenges residents in Central Richmond face, they remain largely untapped resources when it comes to addressing community issues, and it centers their leadership in developing and enacting solutions.

Under Development

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Parent-Led Advocacy: BBK is working to develop curriculum that will equip parents and primary caregivers with the skills, network and support to advance in their careers and create change within families, communities and education and health systems. Additionally, community engagement and advocacy wants to educate, inform and support parent and family self-and-collective empowerment to influence public policy and practices.

Under Development

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Career Pathways: BBK is working to develop curriculum that will equip parents and primary caregivers with the skills, network and support to advance in their careers and create change within families, communities and education and health systems. Additionally, community engagement and advocacy wants to educate, inform and support parent and family self-and-collective empowerment to influence public policy and practices.

We partner with Richmond families so that they may strengthen their ability to support their children, family and community.
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An informed parent or caregiver becomes empowered, and empowerment can lead to the best care for our children.

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