Campaign for Citizenship
Join the movement to create a clear roadmap to citizenship for all 11 million aspiring Americans.
Lifelines to Healing
Building a movement to save lives, dismantle mass incarceration and build real lifelines to healing and opportunity.
Helping to create schools that prepare all of our young people for college and meaningful work.
Civic Engagement: Let My People Vote
Fighting to make sure that every voice is heard and every vote is counted in our multiracial democracy.
Invest in People Not Prisons
Contra Costa is leading the way in building safer communities by investing in opportunities that promote lifelong liberty and self-sufficiency.
Safe Return Project
Providing a vehicle for formerly incarcerated residents to transform their lives and promote community reintegration.
Keeping families in their homes and building an economy that works for everyone.
Ensuring that everyone has access to healing and health through quality and affordable medical care.
Engaging Muslim leaders and congregations in the struggle for justice.
Contra Costa Mission Statement:
CCISCO helps everyday people win extraordinary victories by providing a vehicle for them to speak, act and engage in the public arena. We believe in the power of relationships and that by acting together on our common values, we can imagine and create a more just, equitable and inclusive world. CCISCO is committed to building civic engagement and increasing public participation by those most affected by injustice in Contra Costa County. We are a multi-racial, multi-generational, interfaith federation of 20 member institutions representing 38,000 families across our region.
Building a Legacy of Leadership
How We Organize: Building Power for Justice
Action & Acountability
Power is the ability to act and transform the world.
Faith & Values
Human dignity and care for creation is at the center of all of our religious traditions.
Relationships & Research
Our power rests in relationships that are grounded in shared stories, values and interests.
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- "Finally an organization that organizes and teaches citizens how to stand up for themselves, fight the important battles and be successful. CCISCO has added significant value to the Richmond community and with an ambitious vision continues to contribute to its health and well-being."
Devone Boggan, Director of the Office of Neighborhood Safety, Richmond
- "CCISCO set itself apart through its vision, effective organizing, and ability to unite the immigrant community with other communities of color. CCISCO sets a state and national example of how the immigrant rights advocacy can be strengthened and work towards justice for our entire community."
Angie Junck, Supervising Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
- "It is such a pleasure to work with all the caring people at CCISCO, I know when we put our thoughts and energy into an issue to help our communities together we can and do make a difference."
Jim Frazier, California State Assembly - District 11
- "This past year I witnessed a Moses moment in the varied activities of CCISCO. CCISCO, an amazing collection of common people, responded to the power assumptions of the status quo and engaged the community in powerful experiences of social transformation. It was nothing less than sacred to witness a shift in a move to build a jail into investing in people and not prisons."
Reverend Dr. Alvin Bernstine - Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Richmond