In a city that continues to cope with high rates of pollution and poverty, Fathers & Families of San Joaquin and the Greenlining Institute have joined forces to engage Stockton advocates and residents in an open dialogue about resources that can bring new investments into the city’s neighborhoods.
These potential resources are California climate investments and not-for-profit hospital community benefits.
At a community on Tuesday, advocates and official discussed how funding focused on resident-identified priorities can bring real benefits to communities. Advocates believe these two sources of funds can work together to improve health, safety and the environment for Stockton residents.
Participating organizations and speakers include:
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin — Samuel Nuńez, executive director; Irene Calimlim, Health Justice Program coordinator;
The Greenlining Institute — Anthony Galace, Bridges to Health director; Alvaro Sanchez, Environmental Equity eirector; Emi Wang, Environmental Equity manager;
Little Manila Foundation — Dillon Delvo, executive director;
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation — Noe Paramo, director Sustainable Rural Communities Project; and
The discussion took place at the Masonic Temple at 340 E Market St. in Stockton.
For more information contact the Greenlining Institute at www.greenlining.org or @Greenlining