11/23/2010 11:30 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Community Water Center

Img-about4 There are a lot of good nonprofits doing work that no one hears about.

Here's another one that's a good example, the Community Water Center.

CWC seeks to ensure that all communities have access to safe, clean and affordable water.

Its mission is to create community-driven water solutions through organizing, education and advocacy in California's San Joaquin Valley.

The Center employs three primary strategies in order to accomplish our goals:

  • Educate, organize and provide legal assistance to low-income, communities of color facing local water challenges.
  • Advocate for systemic change to address the root causes of unsafe drinking water in the San Joaquin Valley.
  • Serve as a resource for information and expertise on community water challenges.

Of note: Susana De Anda at CWC was chosen as a Petra Fellow, in 2009. Often at risk and without the safety net of personal privilege or institutional support, Petra Fellows fight poverty, discrimination, environmental degradation and violence.