The Robby Poblete Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Solano County. Our mission is to transform unwanted guns into weapons of hope and opportunity.
The foundation was formed in February 2017 in the wake of the shooting death of 23-year-old Robby Poblete in Vallejo in 2014. RPF's three programs include:
● Establish an annual gun buyback, providing a safe and efficient way for people to dispose of their unwanted guns and preventing them from falling into the wrong hands;
● Commission and work with artists to transform the metal collected from the guns into art in a program called Art of Peace. The art will be used for a traveling art exhibit to raise awareness about gun violence;
● Raise awareness among high school students about opportunities in skilled trades and provide support through apprenticeship, certification and job placement. RPF is working with local labor unions and area schools to establish a vocational-training program in an effort to provide opportunity and help reduce crime.