Gamaliel of California organizes powerful regional organizations of institutional members connected through shared values, collective vision, and a commitment to take action. Our members are non-profit regional organizations that each have an active base of grassroots leaders, social justice issue campaigns, and organizational goals. They continually build power by organizing and working primarily with faith-based institutions and community organizations whose membership includes California’s most vulnerable communities, including Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Immigrant, and other People of Color, as well as Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Communities.
The North Bay Organizing Project, Sonoma County is known for mobilizing thousands of residents from their twenty-two faith, environmental, labor, student, and community-based organizations to address critical issues.
Genesis, Alameda County is the action centered organization of the Bay Area known for uniting the county around a tax initiative creating free public transportation for students throughout the county. Genesis is multi-racial and income-diverse with labor, faith and community member institutions.
Fuerzas Unidas (United Forces), San Joaquin County in the northern central valley, is the newest organizing effort which encompasses small cities, towns and agricultural communities. This disenfranchised community has identified public school education, especially for disabled children, affordable housing and abuse at the hands of employers and government bureaucrats as the driving force behind building Fuerzas Unidas (Unified Forces).
Justice Overcoming Boundaries, San Diego County has been the most successful organization in the county engaging leaders in non-partisan voter engagement campaigns that changed the political structure of a city benefitting its 50,000 residents, with an immigrant majority.