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Faith in the Valley is a faith-based grassroots community organization in California’s Central Valley of 120 congregations representing over 100,000 families in Fresno, Kern, Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Our work is led by volunteer leaders who are among the people most impacted by equity issues: low-wage workers, young people, immigrants, and the formerly incarcerated.

We are part of PICO California, the largest faith based community organizing network in California, with an institutional membership of 485 congregations from more than a dozen faith traditions across the state. We are also part of Faith in Action. Together, we are anchored in a prophetic theology of resistance that helps people understand the systemic roots of their shared suffering, as well as articulate an alternative narrative that liberates individuals and communities from the dominant cultural norms that perpetuate inequity.

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October 9, 2019

Court Rules California Students Can Sue for Discriminatory Suspensions, Expulsions

The Appeals Court of California ruled Tuesday, August 27, 2019 that students and community organizations can sue the state through its Superintendent…

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October 3, 2019

Faith in the Valley to host housing advocacy training event

The local organization Faith in the Valley will host an event Wednesday afternoon to train individuals to become advocates working to reduce…

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Economic Dignity

Modesto eyes rental inspections that remove burden, and fear, from poor tenants

Modesto is poised to start a rental housing inspection program to ensure all residents living in the city’s roughly 40,000 rental properties…

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