Power of our Partners Impact

The Power of Our Partners’ Impact

At the heart of the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund’s (Fund) mission is a deeply rooted belief in the power of community to transform distressed local conditions. This approach fosters grassroots engagement, allowing communities to identify, advocate for, and implement their agenda for change. Community power building is a crucial, long-term investment. At the Fund, we are dedicated to a collaborative, transformative journey, fostering sustained social, economic, and political action within communities. Our partners’ impact and work are rooted in love, building communities that are more healed and more able to flourish, hope, love, and grow.

In their own words, here are a few of their stories, where they shared their impact in creating lively, hopeful, healthy, and just communities.

Changed policy for prioritizing the removal of homeless camps that present hygiene and safety dangers to the community.

Se modificó la póliza para priorizar la eliminación de campamentos para personas sin hogar que presentan peligros de higiene y seguridad para la comunidad.

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Advocated for funding to install security cameras that will be monitored by the Fullerton Police Department at parks and key public spaces.

Abogó con éxito por fondos para instalar cámaras de seguridad que serán monitoreadas por la policía de Fullerton en parques y espacios públicos clave.

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Me siento muy agradecida con CBI por haberme dado la oportunidad de participar con la iniciativa en la ciudad de Adelanto. Como organizadora comunitaria pude ayudar a un gran numero de residentes decidir abogar por su comunidad. Hoy en día el resultado de nuestro trabajo es una presentación de nuestro grupo ante el gobierno de la ciudad y ver crecer a cada residente como lideres empoderados para continuar la lucha del agua saludable para Adelanto. Hemos visto hombres y mujeres frente a el consejo municipal de Adelanto teniendo reuniones con Asambleísta Juan Carrillo y Congresista Joe Obernolte.

I am grateful to CBI for the opportunity to participate in the initiative in the City of Adelanto. As a community organizer, I was able to help many residents decide to advocate for their community. Today, the result of our work is our group’s presentation to the city government and seeing residents grow as empowered leaders to continue the fight for safe water for Adelanto. We have seen men and women in front of the Adelanto council and having meetings with Assemblyman Juan Carrillo and Congressman Joe Obernolte.

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Advocated for parent representation on school district committees where funding decisions are made.

Abogó por la representación de los padres en los comités del distrito escolar donde se toman decisiones acerca de fondos.

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Mi nombre es Alicia, soy residente de Adelanto. Doy gracias a CBI por apoyarnos y ofrecernos capacitaciones en educación y gobernancia para que podramos ser grandes líderes para nuestra comunidad.  Estamos unidos para un mejor avance para alcanzar nuestras metas.

My name is Alicia. I am a resident of Adelanto. I thank CBI for supporting us and giving us programs for education and governance so that we can be great leaders for our community.  We are united for better advancement to achieve our goals.

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Engaged in local redistricting to ensure adequate representation for the neighborhood. Joint advocacy for city council to revoke previously approved cannabis policy to open dispensaries in their neighborhoods.

Comprometido en la redistribución de distritos locales para garantizar una representación adecuada para el vecindario. Promoción conjunta para que el consejo municipal revoque la  póliza de cannabis previamente aprobada para abrir dispensarios en sus vecindarios.

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Neighbors have learned how to effectively communicate and engage with decision-makers in institutions and government.

Los vecinos han aprendido cómo comunicarse e interactuar eficazmente con los tomadores de decisiones en las instituciones y el gobierno.

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Policy changed to require new housing projects to allocate 15% for affordable housing versus the traditional 10%.

La póliza cambió para exigir que los nuevos proyectos de vivienda asigne el 15% a viviendas asequibles frente al acostumbrado 10%.

Spanish interpretation at city council meetings and in public-facing materials. More resources coming to communities.

Interpretación al español en reuniones del concejo municipal y para materiales al público. Más recursos llegan a las comunidades.

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Started a community garden at the local senior citizens club to create a space for the community to come together and grow fresh fruits and vegetables.

Comenzó un jardín comunitario en el club local de personas de la tercera generación para crear un espacio para que la comunidad se reúna y cultive frutas y verduras frescas.

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