News & Events

East End Field and Healthy Kids Day 2015

Richmond Promise Neighborhood at Peter Paul Development Center and the Downtown YMCA are hosting the third annual East End Community FieldDay/Healthy Kids Day. The event will be held on Thursday, August 20 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at the field behind Woodville Elementary School.

13896922870_90a4dd2215_zThis free, family-friendly event will include healthy food, physical activities and games and will provide an opportunity for families to learn about programs and resources in the East End that get our kids up and moving. Last year’s Field Day drew 900 people, included dozens of partnering organizations, and was staffed by more than 60 volunteers. Click here for pictures. As always, the Field Day will feature games, competitions, dancing, and lots of fun!

Those interested in partnering, volunteering, or otherwise supporting the Field Day may contact Michael at 757-784-8669 or at

PPDC Mentor Program Diveristy Program

CcDiversity Workshop Details : May 30, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Mentor Program Coordinator CasSandra Calin will be facilitating a Diversity Workshop tailored specifically to working with youth in the East End of Richmond. We hope all mentors can attend this workshop and we are inviting other community members and PPDC volunteers. The event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, May 8th to let us know you’ll be coming. Space is limited.

Community Give Back Night at Mosaic

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We’re having a very special event and you’re invited! Treat yourself to dinner and give back to Peter Paul. Join us on Monday, April 27 for a delicious meal and good company, all for a good cause. Please invite your family and friends in support of PPDC’s mission 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. Be sure to tell your server you are there to support Peter Paul and 13% of your bill will be contributed to the Center As always, thank you for your continued support!


Join Us!

Monday, April 27, 2015

5:00-9:00 pm

6229-A River Road
Richmond, VA 23229


Mentor Mentee Talent Show

talentshowCome support Peter Paul students and their mentors as they show off their skills and talents. Hear about how this year’s mentoring program has impacted these individuals in heart, body, and mind.

When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: Peter Paul Development Center1708 N. 22nd Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Peter Paul Review

20140701IMG_4195-LOur students work so hard throughout the year and learn so much from teachers, mentors, tutors, and volunteers. To showcase their newly learned talents and highlight their PPDC Club activities, Peter Paul will host the PPDC Review. Come on over to see students preform and show-off!

When: May 13, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Where: Peter Paul Development Center

The Shakespeare Project

shakespeareUniversity of Richmond students have been working with a group of Peter Paul students on one act of a Shakespeare play. After all of their hard work the group will perform the act, along with others, at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center.

When: Friday, April 7 at 6:00 pm
Where: The University of Richmond Modlin Center in the Cousins Theatre
Click here for a map of the university campus

This event is free and open to all!

PPDC Heritage Program

Peter Paul will host a Heritage Program here at the Center to honor Black History Month. Students will showcase skits and performances on important moments in Black History. All parents and friends of PPDC are welcome!

5th graders at Fairfield Court Elementary act out a scene of their skit at the Black History Month Program.When: Wednesday, April 1 at 4:30 pm
Where: Peter Paul Development Center  1708 N. 22nd Street Richmond, VA 23223

Learnapalooza May 2015

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RPN Info Feast to be Rescheduled

We hope you all are staying safe and warm in the winter weather!  Please know that we have opted to cancel the Richmond Promise Neighborhood Info Feast that was to be held on Thursday, February 19 due to inclement weather.  We are looking at a new date for early March and will share that information as soon as a plan is confirmed. Thank you for your understanding and patience.