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Social Justice Action Statement

“Creating the Beloved Community: The Quest for Character, Civility, and Community” 

WHO WE ARE: Fighting Back Partnership is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to preventing and ending poverty and its effects in Vallejo and throughout Solano County  

We publicly acknowledge - Systemic racism; systemic cycles of poverty; food deserts; education & wage inequities

We serve - To improve the quality of life specifically for those families and individuals with the most critical socio-economic needs

We provide -

  • Basic needs via assistance with housing, food, childcare, transportation, and health referrals

  • Parenting programs for pregnant women, head-of-households, & their families

  • Direct intervention and coordination of services provided by our partners

  • Policy awareness and civic engagement (youth) in addressing social determinants

“Creating the Beloved Community: The Quest for Character, Civility, and Community”

This thematic framework encapsulates Fighting Back Partnership’s approach across its existing
programs, research, and service initiatives. Our primary goal is to address issues of equity and
social justice at the local, state, and national levels. Employing an ethical leadership model, we
empower participants to establish and nurture environments that champion justice, characterized
by traits of character, civility, and community (Fluker, W. E. (2009). Ethical Leadership: The
Quest for Character, Civility, and Community).

The Beloved Community serves as a longstanding cornerstone for comprehending the
importance of diversity and culture in our society. Specifically, our efforts in creating the
Beloved Community are dedicated to addressing challenges faced by female-headed and low-
income households across diverse backgrounds, cultures, and communities. Our understanding
of diversity extends beyond a mere amalgamation of race, ethnicity, gender, and class. It
encompasses a multifaceted spectrum of differences stemming from cultural origins, class
positions, learning styles, and, significantly for our mission, various ways of interacting and
relating to the other as a mirror of ourselves and our loved ones” (King, M. T. (2019).
Introduction, Ethical Decision Making: Case Studies in Organization and Leadership, edited by
Patricia Mitchell).

Our Mission

Our History

In 1988, concerned citizens of Vallejo and the Vallejo City Council formed a Red Ribbon Committee to explore programs and initiatives that would address the alarming use of alcohol and drugs in Vallejo communities.     

That same year, representatives from this Committee, Jane Callahan, Tony Pearsall, Henry Elliott and Cynthia Kay, secured a $2 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the development of a comprehensive community-lead plan to curtail the substance abuse problems. This Committee and its strategic initiatives sparked the creation of Fighting Back Partnership.     

Since that time, Fighting Back Partnership has emerged as one of the leading social service and community development organizations in Vallejo, providing crisis support and economic development for individuals and families and supporting under-served communities to increase safety, eliminate blight, and curtail alcohol and tobacco use among youth.


Who We Support:

Bay Area United Way  | Black Infant Health | California Office of  Child Abuse Prevention | Caminar Children’s Network | Christian Help Center | City of Vallejo | Drug Safe Solano | Emmanuel Arms Community, Inc. Food Program | Eric Reyes Foundation | Faith Food Friday | Filipinx Mental Health Initiative-Solano | First 5 Solano | Kaiser Permanente | LaClinica |  Resource Connect Solano | Sierra Health Foundation | Solano CA Chapter of the Links, Inc | Solano Community College | Solano Community Foundation | Solano Department of Health and Social Services | Solano Family Resource Centers | Solano Family Violence Prevention Center | Solano HEALS | Solano Kids Thrive | Solano Pride Center | Solano Workforce Development Board | Sutter Solano | The Hill Vallejo | Touro University | Vallejo Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. | Vallejo City Unified School District | Vallejo Homeless Roundtable | Vallejo Peace Project | Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

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