EAST CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
A Force for Equity and Systems Change
WHO WE ARE
The East Contra Costa Community Alliance (ECCCA) is a collaborative of nonprofits dedicated to strengthening policies, services, and resources in East County. The network's purpose is to:
Develop a common voice on issues affecting East Contra Costa residents, particularly those experiencing poverty, social isolation, or other obstacles to their ability to participate fully in the benefits of the community (ADVOCATE).
Share and leverage resources among participating nonprofits and private funders, to create a more sustainable ecosystem particularly with respect to encouraging the public and private sectors to better support services to disadvantaged populations (COLLABORATE).
Work towards building nonprofit capacity and sustainability understanding the important role nonprofits play in addressing the needs of the diverse members of the community (BUILD SUSTAINABILITY).
Improve the quality of life of all residents in East Contra Costa by recognizing the assets of community members, elevating their voices, and building a strong partnership with key stakeholders
East Contra Costa is an equitable, just, and sustainable region in which strong and accountable nonprofits respond to emerging challenges and opportunities framed by the voices of community members
We uphold the following Three Core Values to reflect our unwavering commitment to Social Justice and Systems Change:
DIGNITY -- Embracing, recognizing and respecting people’s humanity and their greatest potential
EQUITY -- Expanding and engaging marginalized community member voices on system root causes that require change to establish fundamental human rights.
COMMUNITY POWER -- When organized, people have the power to build and sustain a strong community