Jan 20, 2015
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Richmond residents between ages 19 and 30 are encouraged to apply to attend a breakfast discussion with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown next month as part of a For Richmond-hosted Black History Month event.

Brown will speak on the topics of local community leadership and responsibility at the invitation-only breakfast on Feb. 25, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. A location for the event has yet to be announced.

There are 100 open spots for those wishing to apply. Applicants should have the goal of developing into future community leaders, For Richmond said. To apply to attend the event, click here.

In its blog, For Richmond offered these reasons why Brown’s visit will be important for the city and its future leaders:

“Our organization has long admired Mr. Brown’s work at the Willie L. Brown Jr. Leadership Center, now Fellowship Program, where he has helped students from diverse backgrounds recognize their leadership potential and has prepared them for their future roles and responsibilities.
We have welcomed Mr. Brown to take his same vision and apply it to the Richmond community at large, which we feel would greatly benefit from it at this key juncture.
As we’ve all witnessed, it is a pivotal time here in Richmond. Key projects are moving forward—such as UC Berkeley’s Berkeley Global Campus on Richmond’s south shore and the Chevron Richmond Modernization Project—bringing the promise of burgeoning economic opportunities to our community.
Crime has plummeted, improvements are abounding throughout our West Contra Costa Unified School District, and every day, countless local citizens are working diligently to improve Richmond in every way imaginable.
With all of this positive change afoot, For Richmond would like to keep the momentum going.”


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.