"Building Strong Leaders and Strong Families Through Innovative Community-Directed Projects"
Our Approach: Holistic Integration (Integración Holistica)
CWC animates positive cultural and economic contributions from its communities using ‘holistic integration’ - an organic, grassroots method involving:
1) popular leadership education and training and cultural work; and
2) Self-determined, cooperative economics.
Holistic integration sees community members as contributors- not clients. Through developing social consciousness and cooperative decision-making, it animates the resilience, ingenuity, and compassion characteristic of their rich cultures and life experiences.
Holistic integration works not only to empower CWC participants, but also to bridge the class and racial divide in Marin by dignifying social and economic relationships and practices in public and commercial spheres.
Our Work Areas and Programs
Leadership and Economic Development:
Presente: A fellowship for Young Adult Community Leaders
La Placita: Marin’s multicultural open-air market
VESL: Vocational English language education for domestic workers
Arts & Culture:
Social and Restorative Justice: