Mission & Vision
The North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) is a grassroots, multiracial, and multi-issue organization comprised of over twenty-two faith, environmental, labor, student, cultural and community-based organizations in Sonoma County. Together, we unite people to build leadership and grassroots power for social, economic, racial and environmental justice.
We are a power organization.
We know that no matter how hard any of us work – without organizing for structural change – the conditions that keep us poor will continue.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Standing with you, progressive organizations, immigrant rights groups and unions, we seek ways to improve the conditions of our frontline communities. We organize alongside working people, congregations, environmentalists and neighborhood organizations. We nurture young Latino students who are eager to lead but lack a venue to do so. We confront systems of oppression that impact working people and other marginalized groups so our families can flourish. And we develop new systems of mutual aid to counter and adapt to the climate change disaster ecology we now live in.
We believe that the participation of our members is essential for the survival of our democracy.
Utilizing direct leadership trainings and the development of personal narrative, we support people to engage directly with issues that affect them. Leaders are asked to state their self-interest, and hold one another accountable. We are proud to produce a diverse cadre of leaders who can engage in multi-lingual settings across diverse social sectors.
We believe those closest to the pain are closest to the solution. We envision a world where all people live with dignity. And we know what it takes to build it.
Our members play an active role in our coalition, shaping our campaigns and direct action strategies while stepping into their power. Each member organization identifies leaders at their organization to join our multiple task forces and projects.
Ballet Folklórico Netzalhualcóyotl
Christ Church United Methodist
Community Church of Sebastopol
First Congregational Church of Sonoma
First Congregational Church Santa Rosa
Friends of Community Organizing
LandPaths’ Bayer Farm and Andy Lopez Garden
North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Raizes Collective & ALMAS Libres
Sonoma County Climate Mobilization
Sonoma County Conservation Action
Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Rosa
Beyond our daily work to make Sonoma County a place where immigrant and working families can thrive, we collaborate on projects with power-building organizations across the state and nation to enact change toward a more just future.