Valley Improvement Projects

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

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

Air Quality Victory in Fresno!

Originally posted on CCEJN:
**CCEJN Unity Council member Sarah Sharpe addresses the media during a press conference on May 30th** June 2, 2014 On Friday, May 30th, many clean air advocates held a…

June 6, 2014 · Leave a 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

Report Back from Public Forum on Fracking in Madera

We need to ask ourselves where we will draw the line in what is acceptable in the name of “We need jobs.” Last night at the Veterans of Foreign Wars … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Join us TOMORROW: The Need for a People’s Earth Day in Modesto

Tomorrow, Saturday April 19th, Valley Improvement will be holding the monthly “Free Market and Bike Workshop” at Enslen Park (behind the city’s corporate Earth Day in Graceda Park). Join us from … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Fair Share for Clean Air

In 2013 the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ) organized a Valley-wide campaign where 6 CVAQ member organizations educated their local decision makers on, the importance of identifying environmental justice (EJ) … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

VIP to Host Meetings with California Cleaner Freight Coalition and Air Resources Board

The Valley Improvement Projects Community Center will be hosting a pair of meetings/workshops along with the California Cleaner Freight Coalition (CCFC), a statewide collective of non-profits and community based organizations seeking … Continue reading

April 9, 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

VIP’s 5 Point Platform

1 – Environmental Justice and Public Health: VIP works to promote the good health of people and the planet by emphasizing natural and sustainable agriculture and environmental practices. – Participates … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

VIP Attends Largest Anti-Fracking Protest in CA History

On Saturday March 15th about 4,000 people, including volunteers from Valley Improvement Projects, rallied and marched at the California State Capitol in Sacramento to call for a ban on hydraulic-fracturing, or … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment
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