A group from Impact Makers recently visited the Peter Paul Development Center (PPDC) and the east end Richmond neighborhoods that it serves. PPDC is one of Impact Makers’ community partners that receive regular contributions and pro bono services. The team went on a driving tour through Richmond’s east end, viewing the neighborhoods and public housing projects from which most of Peter Paul’s program participants come. The neighborhoods represent Richmond’s poorest and least educated area. After the driving tour, the team visited the Peter Paul Development Center for a tour and lunch with staff.
Peter Paul Development Center is the oldest continually operating community center in Richmond’s East End. Their mission is to support the residents of the East End and educate its students, equipping them to serve as positive contributors to their family, community, and society. In 2013, they worked with more than 130 students through their educational after-school program. They also provide programs for seniors and a food bank that serves 400-700 people a month.