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SYV Community Action Alliance

Organization Mission

SYV Community Action Alliance facilitates the convergence of neighbors and networks who stand against discrimination and take action to affirm and protect civil, political, environmental, and human rights for all.

Social Change Project:

The One Community Project will host monthly public art projects, speaker forums and workshops, topical documentary films, and other interactive activities that build community and identify and address local issues of social and environmental justice, racism, women’s rights, health care, and civic engagement.

As a recent college graduate and young voter, I felt uncertain and overwhelmed about how to navigate and participate in the current social-political climate. In SYVCAA, I found a strong and vibrant community who shared my values of unity and service. For the past three years, SYVCAA has offered a diverse program of opportunities that I, and many others, have been able to plug into. I have volunteered and made friends with folks of all ages and backgrounds, which has made me feel more connected and invested in my community. Through SYVCAA’s organized events and network, I have been educated on social and political topics, had the chance to express my creativity with my neighbors, and participate in both local and national actions. It is because of SYVCCA’s contributions to our community that I feel more empowered to participate in our collective future.

- Carolyn Dorwin