Community Allies of the Chico Peace & Justice Center are organizations that have missions and objectives that are centered around bringing Peace and Justice to our city, county, and planet. Topic areas include: Environmental Stewardship, Global Peace and Anti-Militarism, Social and Political Justice, and Constructive Program: Building Local Community.
Alternative to Violence Project (AVP): The Alternatives to Violence Project California, through a California State grant, is expanding and establishing a community presence of workshops and volunteer facilitators within Butte County to support local community and High Desert Prison workshops. AVP’s experiential workshops focus on community building, communication skills, and conflict resolution for community members and inmates in an effort to reduce violence, incarceration and recidivism.
Beginning Spanish Conversation: This is a conversation group that meets weekly at CPJC to instruct and practice beginning-level Spanish speakers to promote multi-lingualism in our community.
Chico Housing Action Team (CHAT): This group is working to create real housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness in our community.
Chico Natural Foods Co-Op (CNF): This is Chico’s local natural foods, member owned co-operative. CNF holds its monthly board meetings at CPJC.
Intermediate Spanish Conversation: This is a conversation group that meets weekly at CPJC to encourage multilingualism in our community and support second-language Spanish speakers at an intermediate level.
The Love Chapmantown Coalition is a part of one of Chico’s most underserved communities: the Chapmantown neighborhood in south Chico. In just a few years, the Coalition has engaged in a number of projects including increasing street lighting, improving sidewalks, hosting picnics, and other signs of community strength.
MLK Unity: This group builds community involvement and awareness about the legacy of Dr. King and the ongoing effort to achieve a just society for all peoples. The MLK Unity Group puts on Chico’s annual MLK Celebration in collaboration with the Chico Peace & Justice Center and Trinity United Methodist Church.
Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millenials to create and implement solutions to social problems. They have invested over $250,000 in 75 Millenial-led projects on issues raging from financial literacy, college completion rates, access to health foods, and challenges facing returning Millenial veterans.