In 2005, non-profit and county agencies in Richmond, CA, —local, state and federal government representatives, community members, and foundations—joined forces to become the Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative (BBK Collaborative). The BBK Collaborative is committed to doing whatever is needed to reverse the present reality of poor health, low academic achievement, violence, crime, and persistent poverty for children and families living in the BBK “zone.” The Collaborative comprises a couple dozen government agencies, community based organizations, and local leaders, all creating change in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood.

ACES Partner Profile: Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative