Valley Improvement Projects (VIP)

Advocating for Social and Environmental Justice in Stanislaus County and the Central Valley

Let’s Talk Trash!

Did you know VIP members and the local community have been fighting waste incineration for decades? Here are some pictures of a rally that took place back in 2006 in … Continue reading

July 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

Community Alert: Pesticide Notification Alerta Comunitaria: Notificación de Pesticidas

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June 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

Let us Plug you in- Now is the time!

VIP and other orgs across the central valley are joining forces to make electric vehicles accessible to low income families and individuals.We are the Electric Vehicle Empowerment Collaborative- check out our site … Continue reading

September 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

VIP Hosts a virtual Environmental Justice 101 Youth Academy-Register Here!

Valley Improvement Projects (VIP) is a non-profit grass-roots organization from Modesto, we work on social and environmental justice issues. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of underrepresented … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

VIP’s Statement on George Floyd and Police Brutality

The last few days have been heartbreaking for those of us at Valley Improvement Projects. In late 2008, years before starting VIP, our co-founders also started “Modesto CopWatch,” a group … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

VIP Celebrates #EarthDay50

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day! This now internationally recognized day has its roots right here in California and was started after an oil spill off … Continue reading

April 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

VIP Presents the Stanislaus County Social & Environmental Justice Forum – June 22nd!

Valley Improvement Projects is proud to present the 1st Annual Stanislaus County Social and Environmental Justice Forum Schedule 9-9:30am – Check-in, light breakfast provided 9:30-10am – Welcome and Ice-Breaker 10-10:45am … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · 1 Comment

VIP Hosts Awards Dinner, Attends Earth Day Events, and Meets Presidential Candidate

VIP had a very busy Spring! 2nd Annual Community Empowerment Dinner On April 6th we held our 2nd Annual Emiliano Mataka Community Empowerment Awards Dinner. The event is named for, … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · 1 Comment

CEJC Meets with California’s New Secretary of Environmental Protection — California Environmental Justice Coalition

Valley Improvement Projects, founding members of the California Environmental Justice Coalition (CEJC), represented for Stanislaus County and the San Joaquin Valley at this meeting with the newly appointed head of … Continue reading

June 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

CEJC Members Gather and Show Solidarity in 2018 — California Environmental Justice Coalition

Although CEJC did not have an official CEJC Conference this year, many members gathered and showed solidarity with each other at various events throughout the state in 2018. On September … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · Leave a comment
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