We invite you to visit our Call to Action Alley in Mitchell Park on January 19, 2019 from 8am to 12pm, at the Truth To Power march and rally event. These local non-profit organizations will be present to talk to you about who they are, what they do, and how you can get involved and make a difference in your community. Check back for an updated list!
5 CITIES HOPE
5 Cities Hope provides an inclusive environment for the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies of all ages and backgrounds to connect with one another. This service includes resource fairs, holiday events, social support groups, outdoor activities, and other community events.
SLO NOOR FOUNDATION
The SLO Noor Foundation with medical, vision and dental clinics provide free healthcare to the area’s uninsured. In 2019 in conjunction with Cal Poly we will roll out a Mobile Women’s Health Unit going out to Ag areas to bring ob/gyn care to some of the most vulnerable.
CITIZEN CLIMATE LOBBY
We are an advocacy group working with congress to get a revenue neutral price on carbon in order to fight Global Warming.
COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
The Commission on the Status of Women has been an official advisory group to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors since 1975. The commission identifies issues of concern to the women of San Luis Obispo County and reports those findings in an annual report.
As a nonprofit organization that serves both victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault/abuse and their loved ones, RISE provides comprehensive programs, services and resources to the community. The tagline of RISE – Respect. Inspire. Support. Empower. – embodies the work of RISE. We believe that RESPECT is the cornerstone to ending violence and creating peace. We strive to INSPIRE the community to be active in the movement to end gender-based violence. We SUPPORT loved ones of those affected by sexual assault/abuse and intimate partner violence and we EMPOWER victims to heal from trauma and transform their lives.
VISION A world free of sexual and intimate partner violence.
MISSION Transform the lives of sexual and intimate partner violence survivors, their families and the community through services and education that promote safety, healing and empowerment.
NAACP SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
Local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, founded 1909, and the largest civil rights organization in America.
EARTH DAY ALLIANCE
We hold an annual Earth Day Fair in April with the intent of educating and activating the public about environment related issues and solutions. Most urgent is climate change which includes steps to preserve and protect our air, water and land. We bring local and national organizations together much like the women’s march does in relationship to social issues.
ACCESS SUPPORT NETWORK
The Access Support Network saves and enhances the lives of people in our community impacted by HIV and Hep C. We provide access to comprehensive critical services that empower our clients.
PEACE ACADEMY OF THE SCIENCES AND ARTS
We design programs for students to strengthen their individuality, seek their potential, and maximize their opportunity to learn and contribute. While building bridges of respect among each other and the environment, students will experience the richness of coexisting among people of diverse faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. Through the establishment of this emotional and intellectual safety, we provide a learning environment with the most comprehensive standards in the sciences, the humanities, and the arts for students to creatively innovate for the world.
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Our objectives are to support and elect progressive Democratic candidates and issues, promote and foster an activist grassroots base, and to promote progressive values and principles in San Luis Obispo County.
Our mission: to transform our community by providing engaging and challenging anti- racist education that centers the lived experiences of people of color. We accomplish our mission through workshops and dialogues, community conversations, PoC – centered events, and rapid response to racial and social injustice.
BEND THE ARC
Bend the Arc is building the power and passion of the progressive Jewish movement in America by bringing together Jews (and non-Jews) from across the country to advocate and organize for a more just and equal society. We are the only national Jewish organization that is focused solely on promoting these values here in the U.S.
MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to enact public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST
As the most trusted provider of reproductive health care, we promote the ability of all individuals to lead fulfilled lives, build healthy families, and make informed decisions through high-quality health services, education, and advocacy.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County is a nonpartisan organization which encourages informed and active participation in governments, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
PASO ROBLES DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Our club is small but committed. We are interested in growing our club and helping our citizens get and disseminate information about our government.
MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION
We are a club at Cal Poly that provides and works in accordance with Islamic teachings to create a safe environment and strong community for Muslim students. We provide open meetings to all Cal Poly students to spend time and learn about Islam and different Islamic topics/perspectives.
COALITION TO PROTECT SLO COUNTY
Grassroots environmental organization focused on protecting groundwater, reducing GHG’s, slowing climate change, and hastening the transition to renewable energy sources.
ALLIES FOR IMMIGRATION JUSTICE, SLO COUNTY
Allies for Immigration Justice, SLO County is dedicated to coordinating a collaborative effort among faith groups, social service organizations, social advocacy groups, and concerned individuals in order to take action in support of our local immigrant communities.
FIVE CITIES DIVERSITY COALITION
Our mission is to support diversity. We promote inclusivity, acceptance of the fundamental equality of all persons regardless of gender, gender identity, race, culture, religion or national origin. We fight against racism, sexism, and hate in all its forms. We emphatically support women’s equality and social justice.
CAPSLO THE CENTER
The Center for Health & Prevention (The Center) clinics, located in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande, provide compassionate, confidential and non-judgmental reproductive health care for low-income, undocumented, uninsured and underinsured women, men and adolescents. Since the 1970’s, The Center has embodied the mission “to foster personal health and empowerment through access, advocacy, and education.”
TRANZ CENTRAL COAST
We are an organization providing advocacy, support and education for transgender and gender nonconforming people in San Luis Obispo County and surrounding areas.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD GENERATION ACTION CAL POLY SLO
We are the Cal Poly SLO Chapter of Planned Parenthood Generation Action. We are committed to activism, advocacy, education regarding reproductive healthcare and reproductive justice for all.
Cervivor is a community, a learning tool, an advocacy resource, and an online retreat for healing, connecting and thriving. While everyone experiences cancer as an individual, we want to help survivors bring their collective wisdom together to create a community of advocates.
THE QUEER CROWD
We are a group of progressive weirdos, queerdos, radicals and intellectuals organizing to encourage a more consistently confident, colorful, egalitarian and engaged community. Through political action, enlightened thinking, activism, art, music, workshops, reading groups, et cetera and what have you, we are here to facilitate, ignite, incite and call for change.
GALA (GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE OF THE CENTRAL COAST)
GALA reflects the rich social life of the LGBT community in San Luis Obispo County. GALA, an incorporated non-profit supported by membership dues and tax deductible donations, is committed to ensuring a healthy and vibrant network of social gathering groups, events, business resources, and educational services for its constituents. It also aims at being an integral part of the growth of the greater San Luis Obispo community GALA’S MISSION Through education, support, recreation, advocacy, and partnerships, we will promote the well-being of our LGBT community. VISION To have a healthy LGBT community that is respected, embraced by, and of value to, the broader Central Coast community. GALA brings people together.
Providing counseling, emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal services, and advocacy for members of the SLO County community affected by domestic violence, and prevention and education efforts for the community at large.
SLO CLIMATE COALITION
SLO Climate Coaltion is a volunteer group of dedicated, talented local residents who created the mission of leveraging community expertise, creativity and resources in order to multiply SLO City’s efforts to become carbon free. The Climate Coalition is a partnership between SLO City and SLO Clean Energy in support of SLO City’s climate action major city goal.
The 211 community resource project is a database that has over 900 non profits listed. It is free, confidential, 24/7, 365 days a year and in multiple languages. There are a variety of services listed from food and shelter to healthcare clinics and reproductive services and so much more! The 211 program is a collaborative effort to be a one stop spot for community resources. It is supported by a grant provided to CAPSLO, United Way, Victims Witness/DA’s office and the county office of education.
CENTRAL COAST COALITION FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT SUCCESS
The Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success (CCC-USS) is a partnership between educators on the Central Coast who are dedicated to creating and sustaining a system to support undocumented students in our region so that they can achieve their personal and professional goals.
THE LATINO OUTREACH COUNCIL
The Latino Outreach Council is dedicated to facilitation the equal and full participation of all members of the Latino community in the life and affairs of San Luis Obispo County.