Who are We
We are a multi-cultural group of volunteer parent and resident leaders creating healthy, safe, and equitable communities for young children and families. All Central County residents who care about children are welcome to participate.
To make Central County healthy, safe, and family friendly through parent-led advocacy and policy change.
Advocacy Projects: Park Equity and Safety
Our Park Improvement and Equity Project to increase access to safe and fun parks for all young children. After assessing conditions at parks in the Monument Community, the CCRG and its partners secured $1.4 million in funding from the City of Concord to refurbish the city’s most neglected parks; Ellis Lake and Meadow Homes, by 2017.
We continue to work with residents, city staff and police departments to make these parks safer for families.
Safer Streets for Kids and Families
Together with our partners, CCRG’s walk audits and advocacy helped secure $2.7 million for safer and more walkable and bikeable streets for Monument children and families. The Detroit Avenue Complete Street Project now includes protected crosswalks, bike lanes, new sidewalks, increased lighting, and stop signs.
The CCRG worked with the City of Concord to adopt its citywide Bicycle, Pedestrian and Safe Routes to Transit Plan that prioritizes safe streets in highly transited, low-income neighborhoods. The citywide plan was approved and adopted in 2016.
Park Programming & Low Cost Sports Classes
The CCRG works with city recreation departments to sponsor low-cost sports classes for young children. Since the program began in 2008, we have served 1575 low-income children in Central County. We offer many sports programs at local parks to promote increased park use and safety among families.
Community Organizing and Leadership Development
The CCRG is a member of the Concord Raise the Roof Coalition to advocate for access to safe and affordable housing. We are currently urging the City of Concord to establish rent control and just eviction policies to keep hard-working families living in Concord.
If you want to advocate for the health and safety of young children, learn leadership skills, and join a fun, committed group, contact: Cecilia Pérez-Mejia at 925-771-7320.
- Chair: Perunika Kabaivanova
- Co-Chair: Ivethe García
- Secretary: Alejandra Domínguez
- Treasurer: Veselka Ganchev
Click on the links below to learn more about each Regional Group.