Working to create
To foster and encourage thriving communities where all children and families can live healthy, safe and productive lives.
WHAT WE DO
Fresno Building Healthy Communities works to build a long term foundation for a healthier community with its legacy to be carried on for years to come through the leadership of community. Recognizing a democracy in which all community members are valued and included, we believe authentic community transformation and long term positive change can be achieved.
We are guided by a set of core values:
Community voice: We believe in furthering the priorities of community members. We are committed to taking a stand in support of the voices and needs of the community.
Youth voice: We support the voice and active engagement of youth, as they will be the next generation of leaders in our community.
People of color-led: We are led by and are working for the rights of people of color, as well as for the benefit of all our neighbors.
Solidarity: We work in solidarity across age, race, sexual orientation, class, gender, faith, language, and immigration status with partners and allies who share our values.
Inclusion: We value the inclusion of diverse voices and welcome those who share and demonstrate our core values to join the coalition.
Equity: We believe that attention and resources must be prioritized for the communities that need it most, so that disparities in life outcomes will be reduced and eventually eliminated.
Collaboration: We are stronger when we work together. We practice shared responsibility and leadership, and we maintain our commitment to one another.
Accountability: We hold decision-makers and ourselves accountable to the needs and wishes of community.