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National Coalition Building Institute Monterey County

Mission

NCBI MC brings people together across group lines including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and class. We provide training and education in schools and the community to increase understanding, promote acceptance, and reduce prejudice. We collaborate with public and private organizations to nurture leadership for social justice and provide opportunities for healing from the impact of oppression.

The Big Idea

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Monterey County brings people together across group lines including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and class. The institution provides training and education in schools and the community to increase understanding, promote acceptance and reduce prejudice. They collaborate with public and private organizations to nurture leadership for social justice and provide opportunities for healing from the impact of oppression. NCBI collaborates with local social justice groups while supporting leaders of color and rising young leaders in their activism. The nonprofit helps people of all ages and from all backgrounds to understand the roots and impact of racial and social inequity, and develop the skills to make positive change.

The astonishing thing about NCBI is the breadth of support they offer to various communities within our county. They develop leaders and programming in local school districts, produce excellent programs such as their CommUNITY Conversations for the community-at-large, work in collaboration with the CSU Monterey Bay NCBI affiliate, and sponsor or support other developing non-profits such as Monterey Peninsula Pride and the anti-racist organization White for Racial Equity. NCBI Monterey County helped organize a public memorial in response to the Pulse Nightclub Massacre in 2016 that targeted LGBTQ+ people of color, and participated in the public mourning of the Charleston Church shooting that targeted African American Christians. When identity-based oppression occurs, NCBI Monterey County is on the scene offering healing, support, programming and leadership towards a better world.

- Steven Goings

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.

The 2020 Campaign begins November 12.