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Peter Paul Development Center
Richmond, Virginia USA


Peter Paul Development Center is an outreach and community center in a struggling Richmond neighborhood that faces below average income levels and high crime and drug use rates. The center gives children a safe, consistent, structured, and loving environment in which to thrive, and the instruction and support that they need to be successful.

The project

Peter Paul Development Center’s after-school learning immersion program supports 185 students ages 7 to 18. An important component of the program involves working with students to improve their reading skills. The purchase of two books for each child, one that is history related and one with a S.T.E.M. focus, as well as events incorporating the books with fun, hands-on, and interactive activities were funded by a grant from Cultural Care Kids First Foundation.

The applicant

Rhonda and Joe Colley, Cultural Care local childcare consultants (LCCs) in VA

Rhonda and Joe have been local childcare consultants with Cultural Care Au Pair for 10 years. They organize a yearly community yard sale to benefit Kids First using donations from their host families and day-of assistance from their au pairs. Their youngest daughter, Devan, is the Development and Communications Coordinator for Peter Paul Development center.


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