Posted on: April 5, 2017

RichmondBUILD's 10 Year Anniversary

  • Established in 2007 as a violence reduction strategy for the City of Richmond
  • Recognized by the Department of Labor, Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Workforce Development Board as a “Best Practice”
  • Trained and place over 1,000 Richmond residents in employment and careers in the construction and renewable energy sectors
  • Over 30% of graduates are ex-offenders and nearly all are minorities
  • Achieved an 80% job placement rate with an average starting salary of $18 an hour
  • Received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award
  • Harvard Innovations in Government Award (semi-finalist)
  • Has secure over 30 grants totaling over $13 million

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