The Maritime Child Development Center was one of the first child development centers in the United States, built by Henry J Kaiser during World War II to provide child care for women working in the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, CA.
Today, the voices of children ring once again in the halls and on the playgrounds of the Maritime Center as the home of Richmond College Prep Schools, and the Richmond Community Foundation, and houses a National Park Service interpretive center. The Maritime Center is owned and operated by a the Rosie the Riveter Trust and is a part of the Rosie the Riveter National Monument.
Please join us on Thursday, September 29th, at 10:00am for a celebration of the re-opening of this historic building located at 1014 Florida Ave, Richmond CA 94804.
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The center is one of five capital projects supported by the Nystrom United Revitalization Effort whose partners include: City of Richmond (including the City, Redevelopment Agency, Housing Authority, Parks and Recreation Commission and Commission on Aging), Richmond Community Foundation, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Contra Costa County, Bay Area Local Initiative Support Corporation, National Park Service, Community Housing Development Corporation, Santa Fe, Coronado, and Iron Triangle Neighborhood Councils, Rosie the Riveter Trust, Community Based Employment Collaborative.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Richmond Community Foundation