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
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
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.

Through the Campaign for the Children of Richmond’s East End, PPDC is raising $5,500,000, which includes a 5,000 square foot building addition at its facility on 22nd Street. Construction was completed and students moved into the new space in December 2016. PPDC will serve an additional 75 students in this new space.

Peter Paul has confirmed a partnership with Richmond Public Schools to operate a second satellite site at a nearby elementary school to serve additional students. Programming at the second satellite site will serve an additional fifty students starting in the 2017-2018 school year.

In the spring of 2017, Peter Paul hired two additional staff members to expand capacity for the programming provided to students and parents. A full time mentor coordinator will work to strengthen the Heart, Head, and Hand Mentor Program and recruit additional mentors to build impactful relationships with our students. The Family Engagement Coordinator will work directly with our Director of Family Engagement to support and expand the services and resources Peter Paul provides and convenes for the families that we serve through the Promise Family Network.

Top Goals:

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 expand satellite programming to George Mason Elementary School in the fall of 2017, allowing the organization to reach an additional 50 students.

Goal 3: PPDC will expand its Promise Family Network (PFN) so that additional parents of the students served by after school programming receive support and resources to strengthen their family units.

PPDC's most pressing needs are:
  • Maintaining the quality of programming, as we expand the number of students and families that we serve;
  • Supporting PPDC’s growing number of middle and high school students with innovative, resource-based programming, and strengthening resources to assist our students in overcoming barriers to higher education and career;
  • Expanding awareness of our work and the challenges that the East End community faces on a broader scale in the city of Richmond;
  • Asserting the organization’s role as a key convener of resources and partnerships in the East End without taking the place of or compromising the voices of the community members; 
  • Greater opportunities for quality professional development and training for our leadership and education staff to better equip our team, as we advance and expand our services to the students and community of Richmond’s East End.

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

With the opening of our expanded facility, I reflect on the constant growth experienced by our students and organization. Our team of dedicated educators continues to impress me with their innovation, compassion, and professionalism in the classrooms. It is wonderful to see them live into their passion for education – and the students are the beneficiaries. We are now, in 2017, serving twice as many students as we were five years ago and we’re preparing to grow again. As I walk the halls of the Center, I reflect on where the organization was five years ago, in terms of our financial and sustainability challenges. We could not have dreamed of a building expansion when we were trying to keep the existing doors open. Because of the faith that our supporters have had and continue to have in our mission, those challenges are behind us. Peter Paul has weathered the storm, bridged many gaps, and stands strong alongside our students, families, and East End community. We are ready to embrace the potential and promise ahead of us, which already exists within our students, our families, and our community.

Board Chair Statement

Peter Paul experienced significant accomplishments and successes in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Most notably, the organization completed a 5,000 square foot building addition! It was an incredible experience to be a part of this effort as a member of the Peter Paul Board and supporter of the organization. The newly expanded building means that Peter Paul reaches 70+ additional East End students at its Central location. In addition to the funds raised for the building expansion, the Campaign built capacity to expand the organization’s satellite site model. I look forward to witnessing the growth of the After School program as the organization expands to George Mason Elementary School in the 2017-2018 school year.

Another important element of success in the growth of Peter Paul is the elimination of debt. As the former Board Treasurer, it was extraordinary to be a part of the effort to bring the organization to a place of financial stability. The Capital Campaign was a vital tool in reaching this goal and so many incredible volunteers and supporters made this dream possible.

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 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 the East End in the 23223 zip code. In this area with a dense concentration of poverty, the community experiences senseless violence, economic, social, and health challenges. In addition to being the location of four of Richmond’s largest public housing communities, the East End is home to the city’s jail, juvenile detention center, a rundown cemetery, and the city landfill; all places that can greatly affect the psyche of a child growing up in this community.


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? Yes
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
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It’s been a little over five years since I arrived at Peter Paul and I can confidently say that with faith, teamwork and hard work anything can be achieved. The growth of Peter Paul is evidence of that. This past year was the culmination of the collective efforts of so many wonderful staff members, volunteers and supporters. In the midst of the many challenges our world faces, our children and families remind us of what is overwhelmingly right and good. As I walk our halls, I’m constantly amazed by how far we have come. The minds of close to 300 students, the hearts of hundreds of volunteers, the tireless dedication of our staff, and the relationships we’ve built over the years with friends like you make this all possible. I know God smiles down on us for serving his people with dignity and compassion and He has blessed Peter Paul. And with His blessing, we are preparing to stretch even further. We’re not done; this is only the beginning for Peter Paul. Our students and families continue to motivate us while all of our supporters help pave the way to an even brighter future.

Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Damon Jiggetts

PPDC’s Executive Director Damon Jiggetts has a graduate degree in Public Administration and is a graduate of the Nonprofit Learning Point – Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program, which is a yearlong professional development program for those working in the nonprofit sector. He was recognized in 2011 by Style Weekly Magazine as one of Richmond’s “Top 40 Under 40,” which highlights Richmond’s top young professionals and in 2012, he received the Stettinius Award for Nonprofit Leadership Damon is a 2016 member of Leadership Metro Richmond, Richmond’s (LMR) premiere leadership development program and was recently named LMR’s Servant Leader award recipient for 2017. He currently serves as a Health & Equity Fellow for the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation.

Damon’s personal measure of success is the success of those around him. Whether it’s the students in his program, his colleagues or young professional mentees, Damon offers an ear, a thought and perspective on their direction. With a keen sense of how to bring ideas from “the clouds to the concrete,” Damon’s servant leadership thrives on the empowerment of others.

One of his proudest accomplishments is the creation of the Ujima Legacy Fund. Damon along with co-founders Reggie Gordon and Robert Dortch established the Ujima Legacy fund in 2013, a philanthropic effort comprised of $1,100 gifts from African American men. Since its inception, the Brothers of Ujima have awarded over $128,000 to worthy educational initiatives and organizations in service to the region’s underserved youth.

Former CEOs
Rev. Darius Beechaum June 1996 -
Rev. Lynne E. Washington May 2005 - Oct 2011
Senior Staff
Ms. Lakeshia Allen Family Engagement Coordinator
Mr. Lamont Bagby Director of Operations
Dr. Stephanie Bassett Director of Education
Mr. Michael Bledsoe Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator
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
Ms. LaKetra Wilkerson Office Manager
Full Time Staff 12
Part Time Staff 42
Volunteers 1014
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 95
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's Youth Program collaborates with partners to extend classroom learning and deliver enrichment opportunities. These partners include Visual Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Math Science Innovation Center, and many more. Richmond Public Schools is an integral partner for PPDC, both through the off­site programming that PPDC operates in the schools' facilities as well as through an MOU that allows for shared data.

Through our partnership with FeedMore, PPDC is a food distributor in the East End. FeedMore's Kid's Café provides dinner for the on­site After School Program. The Senior Center of Greater Richmond provides programming for PPDC's twice­-weekly senior citizens program.

The Richmond Promise Neighborhood (RPN) program at PPDC engages service providers around the ultimate success of the child. Core programs offered include Mental Health First Aid training for youth, Strengthening Families, and trauma­-informed training opportunities, which are only possible through partnerships with Richmond Behavioral Health Authority and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Other critical partners for RPN and PPDC are Better Housing Coalition, Virginia Commonwealth University, Bon Secours, and Smart Beginnings.



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 $850,000.00
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: To enroll and maintain enrollment of a minimum of 300 students, while providing quality best practice, data driven educational and youth development services, consistently across all locations.

Specific Goals:
  • Expand the After School Program to George Mason Elementary School to serve an additional 50 students.• Reach and maintain enrollment of 300 students.
  • Standardize PPDC curriculum with documented, repeatable, and consistent practices that align with the schools.
  • Build a program model specifically designed for PPDC’s growing number of high school students.
  • Formalize a Mentoring Model, implementing measurements of success and tracking outcomes

Through the eight-week long experience, Summer Promise provides structured academic and enrichment activities. Participating students are at PPDC and Fairfield Court Elementary School or at 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 locations throughout the Richmond area, all of which give students exposure to the many opportunities that our region provides.

Population Served At-Risk Populations
Budget $130,000.00
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), PPDC serves convenes resources that support families with a community of support so that our children reach their potential. RPN began with a survey for residents to determine their own critical needs. The survey results identified the community’s top priorities; and was unique because it engaged residents on the survey team, beginning the process to develop Action Teams. Action Teams are co­led by a resident and one of many and various service providers. The five teams currently operating are Early Childhood Education, 2­8 Grade Education, Post-Secondary Education, Health & Wellness, and Housing. The Employment Action Team is currently in the planning stage. Initiatives in each Action Team are unique based on the community challenges and identified priorities. Promise Academy classes are offered periodically to engage residents in training like Mental Health First Aid, cooking, and money management. During the year, RPN hosts 2­3 community events.

Population Served At-Risk Populations
Budget $19,300.00
Short Term Success

The short-term goals of RPN are broken down to the goals of the five Action Teams.

Early childhood – 2nd Grade Action Team Goal:
Working to support kindergarten readiness through RPN’s partnership with Smart Beginnings and their regional Kindergarten Registration.

3rd – 8th Grade Action Team Goal:
Supporting parent engagement via:
Parent to parent support and advocacy;
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) membership;
Information sharing within East End schools and community initiatives.

9th Grade – Secondary Education Action Team Goal:
Providing rising Armstrong High School seniors with Certified Assistant Project Management Training (CAPM) via the Mayor’s Youth Academy.

Health and Wellness Action Team Goals:
Build individual, family, and community resilience;
Promote healthy lifestyles.

Housing Action Team Goals:
Develop community education programming to fight opposition to affordable housing efforts in the East End;
Create philanthropy sponsored scholarships to supplement families with housing burdens greater than 30% of household income.

Long Term Success

The long-term goals of RPN are broken down to the goals of the five Action Teams (described above):

Early childhood – 2nd Grade Action Team Goals:
Children entry kindergarten ready to learn;
Parents are engaged in school related and learning activities;
Families have strong social and emotional supports.

3rd – 8th Grade Action Team Goals:
Parents are engaged in school related and learning activities;
Families have strong social and emotional supports.

9th Grade – Secondary Education Action Team Goals:
Youth graduate from high school in four years;
Parents are engaged in school related and learning activities;
Families have strong social and emotional supports.

Health and Wellness Action Team Goals:
The families of the East End live healthy lifestyles; Families have strong social and emotional supports.

Housing Action Team Goals:
Families of the East End live in safe and affordable housing; Families have strong social and emotional supports.


Peter Paul recognizes that the parent is the primary teacher and example for a child. At Peter Paul, we also know that all of our parents want what is best for their child; however, the neighborhood challenges often get in the way. In response, PPDC launched a Promise Family Network (PFN) in 2014. Its key focus is to build parent/family competence, confidence, and capacity so that students are prepared for college and life after high school; students and parents are involved in their communities; and, students and parents make greater positive contributions to society.

The PFN began with fourteen families in January of 2015 and has grown to twenty- eight families as of June 2017. Our aim is to focus on a core network of families to grow as family and community advocates. Creating a ripple effect of leadership and community advocacy, the network is designed to grow annually.

Population Served Families
Budget $15,000.00
Short Term Success

The Promise Family Network has five key short-term outcomes:

· Improved relationships between parents and children

· Stronger parent social and emotional support network

· Improved family functioning and resiliency

· Increased parent participation in learning and development opportunities

· Increased assessments of developmental delays

Long Term Success


PPDC is operating several programs that provide support and resources to the broader East End Community. Through a partnership with Senior Center of Greater Richmond, PPDC hosts a twice-weekly Senior Citizens Program. Participants are residents in the community, ages 52 or older, who attend the Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays for group activities like chair exercise, Zumba, bingo, and presentations from partners that address issues relevant to their needs and interests. As well, PPDC facilitates a twice-monthly food distribution in partnership with FeedMore for neighborhood residents. Over the course of a year, the food distribution program serves more than 1,700 unduplicated individuals (i.e., each beneficiary is counted once, regardless of how many times the family receives services).

Additional outreach efforts include Info Feasts and the annual East End Community Field Day and Healthy Kids Day, both described in the Richmond Promise Neighborhood section of Peter Paul’s GiveRichmond portrait.

Population Served General/Unspecified
Budget $174,000.00
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
Solicitation Permit 11/2017View
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.