The voice of our community is powerful, and it’s within you.
With just their determination and a voice that speaks for their community, they build community power, diverting the flow of millions of dollars toward improving the lives of families, dismantling unjust power structures and building a healthier, more equitable Inland Valley for all.
The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ), is here to provide you with the tools and opportunities to share our community’s voice in a way that can affect real change.
We can build our community’s power as local government members. Here’s how:
What are government boards and commissions?
Local government boards and commissions make important decisions for our communities, but are oftentimes lacking in community voice and representation. Our Boards & Commissions Training empowers community leaders and social justice advocates with not just a voice, but a vote at the table.
Our leaders bring the perspective of equity and their experiences in the community to local boards and commissions. Through diverse leadership, we create a government that is truly by the people, for the people, and representative of all communities in the Inland Valley.
What does the Boards and Commission Training Program entail?
“Our Boards and Commissions Training Fellows already have impressive resumes from the leadership roles they’ve taken on in their neighborhoods. Our training gives them the tools they need to unlock the door to local government and bring the needs of their communities to the table.”
– Josephine Young, CCAEJ Boards and Commissions Training Coordinator
Are You A Voice For Our Community?
Interested in applying to be the next Boards and Commissions Training Fellow? Ideal candidates are community leaders and advocates who are committed to social justice and are representative of and accountable to communities of color and other underrepresented communities.
Candidates are encouraged to be:
Applicants must reside in San Bernardino County, Riverside County, or Coachella Valley and be committed to working on issues of equity and social justice. Contact Josephine at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.