CNC Education Fund History

Leading civil rights, environmental justice, worker rights, and immigrant rights advocates formed Communities for a New California Education Fund in 2011 amid growing frustration in Sacramento and local communities.  We decided we needed to increase civic and electoral participation in order to make real and concrete improvements for families in the rural areas of California. 

We decided it was vital to focus on leadership development of underrepresented communities on public policy issues impacting families in the rural areas of California.  These issues including fiscal and tax public policy, immigration rights, environmental justice, worker rights, civil and human rights with the goal of promoting inter-regional collaboration between rural areas such as the San Joaquin and Coachella Valleys.