"When I think about community organizing, anyone can list issues such as affordable housing or saving a bus route,” says Hazel Davalos, CAUSE Community Organizer. “Getting the bus back isn’t the only measurable goal. It’s also how many leaders you build in the process.”
The McCune Foundation has awarded almost $330,000 for community organizing and social justice projects in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Fifteen groups will receive grants to support foster youth, parents, immigrants, teens and other groups of concerned residents in creating beneficial changes in their communities.
Boards that reflect the constituency that an organization serves is an important value for the McCune Foundation. Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) in Oxnard works to empower indigenous farm workers from Mexico, and the group has been intentional in involving Mixtecs on its Board of Directors.
The McCune Foundation has awarded $345,000 for community organizing and social justice initiatives in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Sixteen groups were approved for grants to organize residents in voicing their concerns and finding solutions to improve public education, immigration policies, mental health services, and other critical issues.
The McCune Foundation has awarded more than $360,000 for community organizing and social justice initiatives in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Sixteen groups received grants in November to organize residents in voicing their concerns and solutions to improve public transportation, immigration policies, services for homeless families, and other vital issues.