Valley Improvement Projects

Working with the Community to Improve the Community

V.I.P. Honors Co-Founder and Local Organizers at First Annual Community Empowerment Dinner

On Friday, March 23rd 2018 Valley Improvement Projects (VIP), a grassroots organization that builds community on social and environmental issues based in Modesto, hosted the first annual Community Empowerment Dinner … Continue reading

March 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

VIP Protests Lenient Plea Deal for ex-Sheriff

“Justice for Rita! Jail for Abbey!” On Tuesday, June 28th, VIP members and several other members of the community protested the decisions of Stanislaus Judge Ricardo Cordova and District Attorney … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Memory: Emiliano Amor Mataka 1980-2015

“The greatest philanthropists of all time are not the Rockefellers, the Carnegies, the Gates or the Buffets, they are the nameless, everyday people who display the best of humanity daily, … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

VIP Featured in ‘Stanislaus Connections’

Valley Improvement Projects was recently featured in Stanislaus Connections, the semi-monthly publication of the Modesto Peace/Life Center. Check out http://peacelifecenter.org/ for more information about the Peace/Life Center in downtown Modesto. You … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

V.I.P. 2015!

After closing down the Valley Improvement Projects Community Center for Social & Environmental Justice in late 2014 V.I.P. volunteers have been working to determine the best way forward and ensure we … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

After a Year, VIP Community Center Closes Its Doors, Organization Will Struggle On

It’s been almost exactly one year since the Grand Opening of the Valley Improvement Projects Community Center for Social and Environmental Justice. Valley Improvement Projects, as a concept, began about … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

V.I.P. Featured in Modesto Bee’s Q&A

Valley Improvement Projects was recently featured in the Modesto Bee’s “Monday Question and Answer” column. Check out the article here (or see text below): http://www.modbee.com/2014/06/29/3416324/monday-qa-modesto-nonprofit-takes.html?sp=%2F99%2F1623%2F1618%2F   MONDAY Q&A: Modesto nonprofit … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Your Donation Can Help V.I.P. Stay Open!

ATTENTION V.I.P. SUPPORTERS!! We are currently awaiting future grant funding and may NEED TO COVER ONE MONTH OF RENT on our own and hopefully with HELP FROM YOU!! OUR GOAL … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Warrior Hip-Hop Tour Comes to Modesto/RHHR’s 5th Year: MAY 15TH!

Originally posted on The Revolutionary Hip-Hop Report:
Revolutionary Indigenous/Xican@ Hip-Hop artists Zro-Prophet (of X-Vandals, New York), Savage Family (Washington), Shining Soul (Arizona), Alas (SoCal), and local opener Tre Lif (Modesto/Santa…

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

CCEJN Unity Council Member: Guadalupe Leal Alvarez, May She Rest In Peace

Originally posted on CCEJN:
Guadalupe Leal Alvarez December 19, 1923–March 27, 2014 Guadalupe “Lupe” Alvarez, 90 of Turlock passed away at Central Valley Specialty Hospital in Modesto.  Lupe was born in…

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment
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