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 with the goal of ending police harassment and abuse of our local community members, especially young men of color who we had witnessed be routinelyContinue reading “VIP’s Statement on George Floyd and Police Brutality”

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Donate and Help V.I.P. Grow in 2014!

As the Valley Improvement Projects Community Center for Social and Environmental Justice goes into its sixth month we look back on 2013 as the year that an idea became a reality. Creating a social space near downtown Modesto that could act as a central location for under-represented community members to organize and educate themselves on the issues thatContinue reading “Donate and Help V.I.P. Grow in 2014!”

Valley Improvement Projects (V.I.P.) Opens Community Center for Social & Environmental Justice in Modesto

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…

“The House I Live In” Drug War Documentary Screening THIS FRIDAY at V.I.P

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, aContinue reading ““The House I Live In” Drug War Documentary Screening THIS FRIDAY at V.I.P”

V.I.P.’s 1st General Assembly THIS SUNDAY!!

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 discussingContinue reading “V.I.P.’s 1st General Assembly THIS SUNDAY!!”

Justice for Trayvon!

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 areContinue reading “Justice for Trayvon!”

Valley Improvement Projects’ Mission Statement

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.