The Village Community Resource Center is a neighborhood based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which began in response to the fatal shooting of a 15 year old boy on Village Drive. In 1997 the Village Homeowners Association opened its community center to the neighborhood to provide a safe place for children to participate in arts and crafts activities. The organization also began receiving support from the City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department to provide educational field trips, activities and additional services. After being incorporated in 2002, VCRC responded to the need for additional services by expanding its programs to include food distribution, homework assistance, translation and referral services. In 2004, the City of Brentwood recognized the tremendous work being done at VCRC and awarded the organization with a seven year Community Investment Grant. Since then, VCRC has continued to expand its programs and services to all residents of East Contra Costa County, fulfilling its mission to provide support and empower lives.
The mission of VCRC is to provide information, support, and coordination of resources to empower and improve the quality of life of disadvantaged children and their families in a culturally sensitive environment.
The vision of VCRC is to work with children and their families to take on challenges that teach our community to be responsible for our choices, to live with integrity and honesty, to become self-sufficient and educated proactive citizens with the hope of nurturing future community leaders.