Peter Paul Development Center, Inc.
1708 N. 22nd Street
Richmond VA 23223
Mission Statement The mission of Peter Paul Development Center (PPDC) is 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.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Damon Jiggetts
Board Chair Mr. Jershon Jones
Board Chair Company Affiliation Harris Williams
Contact Information
Address 1708 N. 22nd Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Telephone 804 780-1195
Fax 804 780-0919
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1980
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,552,258.00
Projected Expenses $1,802,258.00
Additional Documents
PPDC FY16 Annual Report2016View
PPDC FY15 Annual Report2015View
PPDC FY14 Annual Report2014View
PPDC FY13 Annual Report2013View
PPDC FY12 Annual Report2012View
Mission The mission of Peter Paul Development Center (PPDC) is 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.
Top accomplishments from past few years:
  1. PPDC successfully expanded its program to include 2nd grade students (previously started at 3rd grade);
  2. Damon Jiggetts became Executive Director in March 2012;
  3. PPDC had a financially strong fiscal year, finishing the fiscal year with excess funds that were utilized to pay-off a loan to the Diocesan Missionary Society.

Top Goals for the current year:
  1. Deliver a high-quality educational program that changes the trajectory of students’ lives;
  2. Continue second year of implementing a pilot after school program at nearby Fairfield Court Elementary School through enhanced partnerships with St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Challenge Discovery Projects, St. James’s Episcopal Church, Richmond Public Schools, and Communities in Schools of Richmond;
  3. Continue to implement measures that ensure fiscal responsibility.
PPDC's most pressing needs are:
  1. Support of the Youth Program, a best practices-designed comprehensive program for youth ages 7 to 18 who live in the East End of Richmond;
  2. Recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to work on all kinds of long-term and short-term and one-day projects (we have a multitude of opportunities that will work with your schedule and your needs);
  3. Advocacy for PPDC and its mission.

Founded in 1979, PPDC is the oldest community-based agency continually serving Church Hill’s children and families. For the first 28 years, it operated in the parish hall of St. Peter’s Church in 780 square feet of space, serving approximately 30 youth annually. In late fall 2007, PPDC moved across the street to a new 10,000 square foot facility and tripled the number of youth served. In 2008, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) approached PPDC with a request to test the students utilizing nationally standardized testing. The testing revealed that 75% of the students were one or more grade levels behind academically. As a result, the program at PPDC changed from recreational to an academically focused program, with deeper goals for educational growth in its students. 

CEO Statement

Since joining PPDC in March 2012, I have seen incredible things from the students we serve – these students, living in a neighborhood that many would describe as hopeless, have not only hope, but big dreams. A high school student who wants to be a biochemical engineer, a third grader who wants to be lawyer, a fifth grader that is so smart we have to continually keep him engaged in the classroom through hands on learning and reading (reading about Greek mythology, nonetheless). The biggest fear that these students have is rejection, or someone only seeing them as a “kid from the projects.” PPDC has given these students the hope they need to make a better life for themselves and their families. PPDC engages students in reading and mathematics, provides for their basic needs of food and clothing, and gives them opportunities to engage in activities that will spark their interests and creativity. 


This year, PPDC is working to expand and deepen its current, well-structured curriculum, to incorporate more aspects of a STEAM curriculum – science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Teachers are not only encouraged, but expected to be creative in their classrooms, transforming education into hands-on, interactive lessons. Students are further engaged in learning about careers that they can pursue with their hope and the solid footing gained by being a PPDC Kid.


My vision for leading PPDC demands the same expectations of everyone from staff to student to volunteer – to make 1.5 years progress in one year, to expect the best from each person, and to find ways to be creative in hands-on dynamic activities.

Board Chair Statement
The Peter Paul Development Center enjoyed significant accomplishments in 2011/2012. We continued to see impressive academic gains in our students as measured by national-standards testing. More importantly, we had the honor of participating in our students’ growth as individuals who are forming high self-expectations and who expect to be leaders in the years to come. 

One measure of the power of our mission is community support, and 2011/2012 saw continued strong support in terms of both volunteers and financial supporters. This support, combined with a focus on organizational efficiency, allowed Peter Paul to end the year with an operating surplus. Thank you to all who gave so generously!


The year ahead is full of new and continuing partnerships, continuing organizational improvement, and most importantly, continuing support of our students as they do the critical work of creating a future full of possibility. We continue, as well, to be grateful to everyone who shares in our vision of education as a transformational force in the East End community. We look forward to seeing you in the year ahead!

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Richmond, City

PPDC is located in the heart of Richmond’s East End in the 23223 zip code. Within the area in which these students live, and PPDC is located, is a high concentration of poverty, senseless violence, economic, social, and health challenges. PPDC is working to address these challenges through education. Aside from its high level of public housing, the area has Richmond’s city court building and jail, high levels of violence, and its status as a food desert.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Jershon Jones
Company Affiliation Harris Williams
Term July 2017 to June 2019
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Sean Beard Altria
Ms. Renee Bondurant Capital One
Ms. Christa Coleman KIPP Vision Primary School
Ms. Mary Doswell Dominion
Mr. Mark Franko Mark Franko Custom Building
Mr. Hal Greer, Secretary Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission
Mr. Patrick Hanley, Treasurer Retired
Mrs. Nancy Harrison, Vice Chair Wells Fargo
Mr. Jershon Jones, Chair Harris Williams
Mrs. Patte Koval Community Volunteer
Mr. Carl Miller Impact Makers
Dr. Benita Miller Drs. Kaugars & Miller, P.C.
Mr. T. Justin Moore IIIHunton & Williams, LLP
Mr. Christopher Moore Writer
Dr. Kevin Sutherland Virginia Commonwealth University
The Rev. Andrew Terry St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 8
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 90
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
With nearly 50% of the population in the East End without a high school education (or equivalency), we are fully aware of the trajectory that many of these lives will take without the intervention of a place like Peter Paul. To redirect a child's life to achieve academic excellence, to still the chaos that permeates the family life of this child and to counter the prevailing culture in the African American community that being smart is not "cool" takes an enormous investment of staff expertise, invaluable volunteer time, funding and dedication to make a difference. We are inspired by Booker T. Washington's words “If you cannot read you cannot dream.” Our comprehensive program will take time, talent, and resources not unlike the success of the Harlem Children’s Zone; the Center is committed this community for the long term.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Damon Jiggetts
Jiggetts most recently served as Vice President of Operations for Communities In Schools of Richmond, Inc., and also served at Director of Operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Roanoke Valley. Jiggetts is a graduate of the Nonprofit Learning Point - Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program, which is a year-long professional development program for those working in the nonprofit sector. 

During Jiggett's work on the administrative team at Communities In Schools of Richmond (CIS), the organization experienced substantial growth in client services, partnerships and program operations, to the extent that CIS of Richmond was recognized by CIS National, as the first nationally accredited affiliate. During his time at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Roanoke Valley, Jiggetts established new sites and partnerships to meet the needs of students in Martinsville, Blacksburg and Roanoke. A connector by nature, Jiggetts looks for opportunities to bring people, organizations and communities together around commonalities.

Jiggetts was recently recognized by Style Weekly Magazine as one of Richmond's "Top 40 Under 40," which highlights Richmond's top young professionals. His community service work includes coaching youth soccer, mentoring three boys on a weekly basis at an area after school program, and serving on several boards and committees that are in alignment with his passion for youth services and the development of young professionals.
Former CEOs
Rev. Darius Beechaum June 1996 -
Rev. Lynne E. Washington May 2005 - Oct 2011
Senior Staff
Mr. Lamont Bagby Director of Operations
Dr. Stephanie Bassett Director of Education
Ms. Devan Colley Development & Communications Coordinator
Ms. Gwen Corley Creighton Director of Richmond Promise Neighborhood
Ms. Adrienne Cole Johnson Outreach Coordinator
Mrs. Rosemary D'Adamo Jones Director of Volunteer Services
Mr. Michael Parsons Information Coordinator
Ms. Danielle Ripperton Director of Development
Full Time Staff 10
Part Time Staff 40
Volunteers 1076
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 90
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2013
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

PPDC is in informal partnerships with many non-profit agencies who do business in the East End. A few of these partnerships include: 1) Bon Secours, provides a nutritionist, began the Children's Garden, and regular student programming; 2) Central Virginia Food Bank provides the food used in the Youth Program and has also designated us as a food distribution point in the East End (we serve upwards of 800 individuals per month); 3) Richmond Public Schools allows PPDC to program after school and summer in its space. 4) Several organizations are key collaborators for Richmond Promise Neighborhood including Family Lifeline, Better Housing Coalition, and Communities In Schools of Richmond.

Central Virginia Foodbank Partner Agency2008
Partnership for Out of School Time (POST)2009
Promise Neighborhoods2009

PPDC’s Youth Program has two primary components: After School Learning Immersion Program and Summer Promise. The PPDC Youth Program is one with clear expectations of regular attendance, academic performance, and good behavior in school, at the Center, and in the community.


During the 2016-2017 school year, PPDC served more than 200 youth in the After School Youth Program (on-site and at nearby Fairfield Court and Woodville Elementary Schools), in grades 2-12. Of the more than 100 youth programs in the Richmond area, PPDC’s is distinctive because it administers academic testing using nationally standardized instruments and provides students with individual academic plans that are carried out by experienced teachers. PPDC works to serve as completely as possible the academic needs of each youth in our charge, ensuring that they have the tools and resources to perform at the highest academic standards.

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $758,569.00
Short Term Success
  • Objective 1.1: At least 50% of students will perform at- or above-grade level in math and reading after a full year of participation in the Youth Program.
  • Objective 1.2: Students performing below grade level will achieve an average of one academic year’s progress in math and reading after a full year of participation in the Youth Program.
  • Objective 2.1: At least 70% of students will return to PPDC each year.
  • Objective 2.2: Students will attend PPDC 80% of the time.
  • Objective 3.1: 60% of parents will participate in a PPDC Family Program twice per year.
  • Objective 3.2: 100% of students will participate in 1-2 enrichment activities weekly.
Long Term Success
  • Goal 1: Children will improve specific academic skills to work toward at or above grade level achievement and will perform academically at- or above-grade level.
  • Goal 2: PPDC will achieve a significant retention rate in its students from year to year; daily attendance is expected.
  • Goal 3: PPDC parents will attend PPDC sponsored family engagement programs; students will participate in enrichment activities.

An eight-week long experience, Summer Promise students participate in structured academic or enrichment activities in the morning and recreational and reading time in the afternoon. Students are at PPDC or off-site partner facilities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


PPDC knows that the summer program is crucial to its students to ensure that their academic skills do not backslide during the summer, as well as to keep the students in a safe, stable environment. “Summer learning loss produces a gap that grows over the years. A study of Baltimore students found that by the end of fifth grade, low-income students read at a level almost three grades behind that of middle-income students. By ninth grade, summer learning loss over the five preceding years accounted for more than half of the difference in reading skills. To catch up, youth who have fallen behind academically need to make larger-than-average gains.”(EARLY WARNING! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters, The Annie E. Casey Foundation,, p. 20)

In addition to the academic components of the Summer Promise at PPDC, the students have the opportunity to attend camps, field trips, and activities at other organizations, all of which give students exposure to the many opportunities that our region provides.
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Budget $150,000.00
Short Term Success
Summer Promise short-term goals are a part of the Youth Program goals (these are found under the After School Program).
Long Term Success
Summer Promise long-term goals are a part of the Youth Program goals (these are found under the After School Program).

Through the Richmond Promise Neighborhood (RPN), Peter Paul serves as a hub for resources that best support families, and thus surrounding our neighborhood with a unified community of support so that our children thrive and reach their potential.

As RPN began in 2011, it started with a community survey for residents to determine their own critical needs. The survey results identified the community’s top priorities and needs; and was unique because it engaged residents on the survey team and began the process to develop Action Teams, which align with challenges in the community. The Action Teams are co-­led by an East End resident and a service provider; each team is diverse with residents, school personnel, and service providers. All are committed to the success and well­-being of our children and transformation of the East End. The five teams currently operating are Early Childhood Education, 2nd­-8th Grade Education, Post-Secondary Education, Health & Wellness, and Housing; the Employment, Action Team is currently in the planning stages. Initiatives in each Action Team are unique based on the community challenges and identified priorities.

Additionally, Promise Academy classes are offered periodically to engage residents in trainings for Mental Health First Aid, Strengthening Families, cooking, and money management. During the year, RPN hosts 2­-3 community events that incorporate food, activities, and information sharing for upwards of 1,000 individuals at the large Field Day event, and 250 at the Info Feast events.

Population Served At-Risk Populations
Population Served Families
CEO/ED/Board Comments

One main challenge for PPDC, which remains a problem for Richmond's East End, is visibility. Many in Richmond, including those who have lived here their entire lives or are new to town, do not know about the under-resourced East End. Cut-off by highway systems, this neighborhood has been left behind in a poverty cycle that perpetuates. PPDC's existence is to bring hope and opportunity for the East End residents, particularly its youth. Thus, our biggest opportunity - to serve more youth in the continued depth of impact to change the way this community operates.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $1,552,258.00
Projected Expenses $1,802,258.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$2,882,830$3,378,071$1,061,251
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,953$437$5
Membership Dues------
Special Events$25,130$26,813$24,545
Revenue In-Kind$12,950$1,423--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,215,769$1,162,162$864,597
Administration Expense$163,717$156,088$157,403
Fundraising Expense$291,678$313,731$180,493
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.802.160.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses73%71%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%9%17%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$5,217,663$4,396,005$2,563,945
Current Assets$2,467,649$1,819,281$328,690
Long-Term Liabilities$408,923$639,593$1,078,074
Current Liabilities$318,259$605,771$228,168
Total Net Assets$4,490,481$3,150,641$1,257,703
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.753.001.44
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets8%15%42%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose The Campaign is focused on expansion and sustainability - it includes building and program expansion, debt retirement and endowment
Goal $5,500,000.00
Dates May 2014 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised To Date $5,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Organization Comments
The FY18 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) budget was passed with a deficit of $250,000, because an extraordinary grant of that amount was pledged in FY17 but will be received and utilized for programming in FY18. 
The change of programs from a recreational after school program to an academically focused after school program in 2008 has had a significant impact on Peter Paul's budget. Strategic re-focus of the financials has occurred within the past 5 years. FY12 - FY17 demonstrate the improvements made as a result of the strategic financial re-focus.
Foundation Comments
  • Peter Paul Development Center moved its fiscal year end from January 31st to June 30th in 2010.