Mission: Our Mission: “Building a more peaceful and equitable society by educating for peace and social justice, motivating for sustained commitment, and mobilizing for peace and justice.”
Target demographics: give volunteers and grassroots organizations the resources need to postively impact the Chico community
Direct beneficiaries per year: 13 community oraganizations allied with Chico Peace and Justice Center including: Alternative to Violence Project (AVP), Chico Housing Action Team (CHAT), Love Chapmantown Coalition, MLK Unity, Mobilize.org, ,
Geographic areas served: The Chico Peace & Justice Center works for social change through education, community building, and direct action, and is dedicated to ending violent conflict among nations and individuals.
Programs: Career Builders: Counter-Recruitment, Peace Gardening 101, Voice of the Veteran Speaker Series, Everybody’s Revolution: Exploring the Wheel of Integral Nonviolence, Beginning and Intermediate Spanish
As a board member at the Chico Peace and Justice Center, I can testify that grassroots activism and community outreach in Chico thrives at the CPJC. We are currently partnering with with California State University, Chico to expand our student volunteer base. Student volunteers are encouraged to follow their passions, use data driven research, and publish their findings in our weekly newsletter. We would also like to attract and retain young and local talent by offering small stipends for services rendered.