The Community Builders is an initiative that began in 2021. These community advocacy meetings aim to bring community members, leaders, and stakeholders together to identify and address specific challenges or opportunities within their locality. The goals usually include improving living conditions, promoting equity, and advocating for positive changes.
Ultimately, community advocacy meetings empower participants by giving them a voice and the tools to make positive changes in their community. This sense of empowerment can lead to a stronger, more engaged community. To maintain the momentum, these meetings are often held on a regular basis, ensuring ongoing efforts and a sustained impact over time.
The community builders meetings take place every third Wednesday of the month from 10 am to 11:30 am. If you'd like to stay up-to-date with how to can advocate for your community, click the link below.
In this meeting, we continue to discuss the survey that will be presented to the public soon! The City of Modesto also joined us in the second half of the meeting to explain in further detail their evaluation report and where funding is spent.
In this meeting, WMCC's economic analyst presented a draft of the community survey designed for The People's Plan. The input of the community was highly suggested, and you can view their suggestions in the notes below. During the second half, we had the Stanislaus Regional Housing Authority present to discuss the homes that are currently being built on Vine Street.
The City of Modesto was able to join us to discuss future housing projects all throughout Modesto. They were able to discuss what the Housing Element means and how it will affect the residents of Modesto.
The People's Plan has commenced! We are thrilled to kick off the People's Plan with Dr. Manuel Pastor, USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute, and Dr. Edward Flores, Associate Professor of Sociology, UC Merced Community and Labor Center. They join us to discuss the growth of Stanislaus and the power the people hold.
West Modesto Community Collaborative
601 South Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Modesto, California 95351, United States