April 19 2017

The New York Times – A Focus on Health to Resolve Urban Ills

…Richmond’s policies have attracted support. In 2010, the California Endowment, a private foundation, announced that it would finance about 25 organizations in Richmond with $2 million per year for a decade in an attempt to reduce health disparities across the state. One of those groups was Robinson’s Urban Tilth, which is building community gardens and creek-side trails in the postindustrial city. Another funded organization, Richmond’s R.Y.S.E. youth center, provides individual counseling and hosts support groups for youth with various sexual orientations, and for those dealing with grief, anger management and other emotional issues. The endowment also supports the Catholic Charities of the East Bay, which among other projects, offers adult literacy classes and child care in Richmond…

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