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About Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House of North Richmond is a private, non-profit, multi-service agency with a community-based tradition of over 58 years of addressing neighborhood needs and supporting residents in their efforts to uplift their lives.

Founded in 1954 by the American Friends Services Committee, a Quaker group, Neighborhood House has become a multi-service, social advocacy agency. Originally perceived as an African American voice for low-income families, our agency transformed itself into a refuge for Southeast Asians and Mexican immigrants during the urban migration of 1975. It has since evolved into a multi-faceted, multicultural hub for families of many ethnicities and races.

Neighborhood House and its staff have received a number of acknowledgments for extraordinary work which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Election to Vice President of AC Transit Board for Joe Wallace, Neighborhood House Career Center Co-Coordinator
  • World Share (a hunger elimination agency) Honor for Neighborhood House's Multicultural Senior and Family Center, for Senior Center Director Corrine Sain and for Nutrition Program Coordinator Diane Jones for a bi-weekly grocery bag giveaway program
  • National Council of Negro Women’s Outstanding Woman for Corrine Sain, Neighborhood House Senior Center Director
  • KQED-TV's (PBS Television) Local Hero of the Year for Fred Jackson, Neighborhood House Youth Program Director and Youth Instructor
  • Environmental Protection Agency’s Outstanding Achievement for Whitney Dotson, Neighborhood House Deputy Director
  • U.S. Justice Department national designation as a “SeedTech” site and grant to establish a state-of-the-art community technology center
  • San Francisco State University’s Excellence Award for collaborative contributions to the University’s Community Health in Action Program
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Local Best Practices for Neighborhood House Career Center