Originally posted on The Revolutionary Hip-Hop Report:
With the start of 2013 a group of Modesto community organizers (including a few RHHReporters) came together under the name Valley Improvement Projects, or V.I.P., with the mission of improving the quality of life of underrepresented and marginalized residents of California’s Central Valley by promoting social and environmental issues through… Continue reading Valley Improvement Projects (V.I.P.) Opens Community Center for Social & Environmental Justice in Modesto
On FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH at 7pm Valley Improvement Project’s “Dinner & a Movie Night” will feature the new documentary from Eugene Jarecki (Reagan, Freakanomics, Why We Fight, The Trails of Henry Kissinger) and was executive produced by Danny Glover, Brad Pitt, John Legend, and Russell Simmons. From thehouseilivein.org: “As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a … Continue reading “The House I Live In” Drug War Documentary Screening THIS FRIDAY at V.I.P
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–August 27, 2013 Central Valley Air Quality Coalition celebrated their tenth annual lobby day by traveling to the state Capitol building on Monday. CVAQ’s annual lobby day focuses on bringing attention, empowering residents, and lobbying for better air quality in the San Joaquin Valley. This year the coalition focused on mobilizing… Continue reading 10th Annual CVAQ Lobby Day
Valley Improvement Projects will be holding its 1st monthly (and eventually weekly) General Assembly open to the public to discuss and identify needs in the community and ideas for projects and actions to fulfill those needs. Where: 400 12th Street Suite 14 Modesto, CA When: SUNDAY, AUGUST 25th – 3pm A few items we will be discussing … Continue reading V.I.P.’s 1st General Assembly THIS SUNDAY!!
Check-out some of the events V.I.P. has coming up in August and check-in at our new “Events” page on the menu below for additions and updates. Continue reading Upcoming in August at V.I.P. and New Events Page
This is why the V.I.P. Community Center for Social and Environmental Justice is needed in Modesto. A place for people to meet, converse, plan, organize, and take action against many of the injustices put upon our young and marginalized comm…unity members. The organizing we do before an injustice occurs will determine how successful we are … Continue reading Justice for Trayvon!
Valley Improvement Projects presents the Grand Opening of our Community Center dedicated to Social and Environmental Justice. Please join us for an evening of celebration, networking, planning, and having an all around good time! When: Saturday, July 27th, 2013 6:00pm until 10:00pm Where: V.I.P. 400 12th Street Modesto, CA Any food, monetary, or material donations … Continue reading Grand Opening of The V.I.P. Community Center for Social & Environmental Justice
The Covanta Waste-to-Energy Garbage Incinerator in Crows Landing Pollutes Our Air! The incinerator emits dangerous toxic chemicals & toxic metals into the air, including dioxin. Dioxin is one of the most toxic chemicals know to science. According to the U.S. EPA, incineration of municipal solid waste & medical waste are major sources of dioxin.The incinerator … Continue reading Covanta Pollutes the Central Valley’s Air, Then Sponsors Modesto’s Earth Day
Valley Improvement Projects Mission Statement To improve the quality of life of underrepresented and marginalized residents of California’s Central Valley, by promoting social and environmental issues through youth outreach, education, technology, and art. Continue reading Valley Improvement Projects’ Mission Statement