Civic Engagement

Through our Civic Engagement Initiatives, we reach out to the community seeking ways of making our collective voices more powerfully heard. By taking courageous stands as a Club on issues congruent with our values, we provide strong civic leadership.

Our work on Civic Engagement work is implemented on three levels:

  • Through Action Group and special projects.
  • Through collaborations with other civic organizations.
  • Through endorsements of ballot issues and position statements on city policy issues.

Education Action Group

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Understanding the tragic correlation between street violence and literacy, WCC provides volunteers and funds for an after-school tutoring program in an inner-city school.  We teach kindergartners literacy skills so they will have a better chance of becoming strong readers by fourth grade.

Social Justice Action Group

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Purpose: The Social Justice Action Group addresses inequities due to systemic poverty and inequality, racism, and sexism. Concerns include racial justice, gender equality, equal access to  affordable housing, criminal justice reform, citizen empowerment, and voting rights.

Environmental Action Group

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The Environmental Action Group focuses on  environmental justice issues – the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, while living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.