CENTER ON RACE POVERTY & ENVIRONMENT

aka CRPE   |   Emeryville, CA   |  www.crpe-ej.org

Mission

CRPE 's mission is to achieve environmental justice and health sustainable communities through collective action and the law.  We have three amibitions in our work:  (1) to build individual capacity; (2) increase community power vis-a-vis decision-makers; and (3) address environmental hazards facing the community.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Ms. Caroline Farrell

Main address

5901 Christie Ave, Suite 208

Emeryville, CA 94608 USA

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EIN

05-0557231

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Rural (S32)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Climate Justice

CRPE is working with communities in the San Joaquin Valley and Kivalina Alaska to ensure low income communities and communities of color benefit from and are not further burdened by policies to address climate change nationally and internationally.  CRPE is working with San Jaoquin Valley communities to (1) litigate the state’s AB 32 scoping plan which does nothing to comply with the equity provisions of AB 32; (2) participate in rulemaking around AB 32 as it is implemented to ensure they are protected; and (3) benefit from the push to the green economy through the Power to the People Campaign. Nationally, we are working with the Native Village of Kivalina and the City of Kivalina, Alaska to take on the 24 largest emitters of  greenhouse gases in the Country- Exxon, Shell etc.  We are working with a team of experienced litigators such as Matt Pawa to bring this landmark case which is currently on appeal in the 9th Circuit.

Population(s) Served

CRPE is working with communities throughout the Central Valley to reduce exposure to hazardous waste and pesticides in low income communities of color. Our current work is focused on reforming the Department of Toxic Substances Control to improve governance, transparency and accountability of the agency. We are also working to ensure the Department of Pesticide Control establishes a notification program for residents living near fields were pesticides are sprayed in collaboration with Californians for Pesticide Reform.

Population(s) Served

CRPE’s Forgotten Voices program builds the power of low-income communities and communities of color in California’s San Joaquin Valley to reverse decades of pollution and lack of investment in these communities.
The Forgotten Voices Campaign uses three approaches to create safe, healthy, and thriving communities:
1) Advancing community priorities through local and regional land use planning processes.
We work with low-income communities of color and governments to ensure that local and regional land use planning meets the long-term vision and needs of these communities. See the communities’ recommendations on the general plan updates for the City of Shafter and Kern County.
2) Funding community-identified infrastructure projects.
We work with low-income communities of color, local governments, and state agencies to remove institutional barriers and increase the competitiveness of community-led projects at local and state levels. Coupling community-led pollution reduction solutions with increasing direct investments in these very communities is the key to transitioning the Valley to a healthier, safer place to live.
3) Building community leadership, self-governance, and resilience.
We also actively build the capacity of low-income communities of color to lead and maintain community groups and community-owned assets. CRPE has worked with residents to form and sustain 2 regional networks and 17 community groups (3 of which are incorporated non-profits) in Tulare and Kern counties. CRPE partners with these community groups to collectively advocate for the communities’ priorities. See recent activities of the Greenfield Walking Group, the Committee for a Better Arvin, and Comite Progreso de Lamont.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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CENTER ON RACE POVERTY & ENVIRONMENT

Board of directors
as of 10/9/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Dai Owen

EDF Renewable Energy

Tom Frantz

Association of Irritated Residents

Dai Owen

EDF Renewable Energy

Tina Eshaghpour

WEH Consulting

J. Mijin Cha

PolicyLink

Sofia Parino

UC Davis School of Law

Madeline Wander

USC PERE

Jose Mireles

Committee for Progress in Lamont

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No