Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau

Serving Richmond Youth since 1984 

Our Mission

The Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau was founded in 1984 by African American activists to address systemic causes of violence for Richmond youth. Our focus was serving the historically marginalized, primarily African American community of North Richmond. 

Closing the Youth Wellness Gap 

CCYSB services promote mental health and wellbeing. Our program offerings include academic achievement, youth mentorship, truancy prevention, and direct response.  

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Building Community

Since our beginnings, CCYSB has become a regional organization. It is the only African American and Latinx-led, community-based agency in Contra Costa County.


Changing Lives

Our programs aid eligible children, youth, and low-income families. Join us to help all children, youth and families have the opportunity to thrive in Richmond.

Partner with CCYSB Today

CCYSB seeks partnerships to address racial disparities in Richmond. The spirit of our founders was to create inclusive and equitable communities.

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