When a grassroots organization makes a positive impact in its community, people take notice. The following is a selection of media coverage from the past year that highlights the work being done by Community Leadership Project grantees.
Acta Non Verba founder and executive director Kelly Carlisle shares the inspiration, joys and struggles of urban farming. Oakland Local, February 26, 2014. Carlisle was also featured in the March issue of Sunset magazine.
An Arte Americas online fundraiser received donations—and recognition—from far outside of Fresno. The Business Journal, February 17, 2014.
The Pajaro Valley Arts Council has mounted portraits on civic buildings for its public art project, “Tasty: Everyone Has a Place at the Table.” Santa Cruz Sentinel, February 15, 2014.
Movement Generation created a satirical video to criticize proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline. AlterNet, February 8, 2014.
Bikes 4 Life hosted a panel discussion that examined the Justice for Oscar Grant movement. San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, January 16, 2014.
Big Sur Health Center benefitted from funds raised through the Big Sur Foragers Festival. TheCalifornian.com, January 8, 2014.
The Multicultural Institute provided food and gifts at a holiday celebration for day laborers and their families. San Mateo Daily Journal, December 24, 2013.
Fresno Barrios Unidos sponsored a forum to encourage Fresno Unified School District to restore its sex education curriculum. The Fresno Bee, December 12, 2013.
Kings Cultural Center organized the region’s first Dia de los Muetos celebration in Armona. Hanford Sentinel, November 2, 2013.
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project founder and executive director Kelly Carlisle was featured on The Pentagon Channel for her work with East Oakland youth. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action organized an event with Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak to address fears around deportation and unreported crime in immigrant communities. Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 1, 2013.
The Pacifica Resource Center’s second annual Coastal 5K & Kids’ 100 Yard Beach Dash raised more than $12,000 to support its work with Pacifica families. San Jose Mercury News, August 30, 2013.
ACT for Women and Girls hosted a Women’s Equality Day celebration to mark the August 26 anniversary of women’s suffrage. Amanda Renteria, the first Latina Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate, was the keynote speaker. Visalia Times-Delta, August 27, 2013.
The Kawaiisu Language and Cultural Center held a rawhide rattle-making seminar by North Fork Mono Indian artisan Sandy Clark as part of its efforts to document and preserve the Nuwa language. Tehachapi News, August 13, 2013.
The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative has launched a Santa Monica Healthy Nail Salon Program in partnership with the city’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment. Santa Monica Mirror, July 20, 2013.
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin co-hosted the three-day Boys and Men of Color Stockton Summit, which addressed institutional and systemic barriers to advancement in San Joaquin Valley. Recordnet.com, April 5, 2013.
Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action held a gathering, “Peace, Power and Youth: A Community Conversation,” to address local violence and explore ways to create opportunities for young adults to thrive. Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 23, 2013.