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 routinely … Continue reading VIP’s Statement on George Floyd and Police Brutality
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 that … Continue reading Donate and Help V.I.P. Grow in 2014!
Great piece on Valley Improvement Projects and the Community Center for Social and Environmental Justice by the Revolutionary Hip-Hop Report. 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
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!!
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 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