Raices is a 501c(3) non profit that was founded by an energetic and dynamic young group of community leaders in 2004. We envisioned a democratic society that has a genuine interest in the empowerment of its community. Raices could be you if you stem from the community and have a will to organize to make a change in the community. Raices is targeting the areas of the Eastern Coachella Valley, of which include the incorporated areas of Indio, Thermal, Mecca, and Oasis, as well as the city of Coachella. However, Raices recognizes that space is flexible and that our roots (raices) expand across many geographies.
Raices creates a the space for artistic and cultural expression, promotes healthy communities, and strengthens the voice of the Eastern Coachella Valley. Its overarching goal is to build a movement for social change through the following objectives:
How does it build a movement for social change?
1. Leadership development and youth/adult empowerment through experiential learning and civic participation opportunities
2. Cultural Arts and Expression
3. Action Research and Advocacy at local, regional, and state levels
4.Assist youth in accessing (higher) education and opportunities for sustained healthy living.
is to create a space for artistic and cultural expression, to promote healthy communities, and to strengthen the voice of the Eastern Coachella Valley.