About CVMB

Central Valley Movement Building (CVMB) is a coalition of community based organizations in the Central Valley working to expose and dismantle the

school to prison pipeline in Kern, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced,

South Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare County. 

There are five core organizations in the Central Valley Movement Building which includes: Dolores Huerta Foundation, the Black Parallel School Board, Father and Families of San Joaquin, Fresno Barrios Unidos, and Tower of Youth. CVMB has a Regional Connector to conduct listening sessions in the Valley and connect marginalize communities to Central Valley Movement Building. 

CVMB is also a member of Dignity in Schools Campaign California (DSC CA) whose goal is to end the School-to-Prison pipeline and to radically embrace and fight for truly safe, holistic, and healing schools for all.


  • Founded on the principles of engagement
  • Building a Central Valley communication network
  • Supporting and expanding communities organizing networks
  • Sharing resources and experiences within and between communities in need
  • Using a five strategy for building a movement in the Central Valley
  • Speaking with one voice, but with many actions
  • Supporting students and parents to be leaders and organizers in their community


  • We will prioritize working with base building groups that are organizing those most impacted and marginalized by school push out and criminalization.
  • We understands the importance of working with groups that engage with students, parents and community members through service, advocacy, cultural work and healing. However, those groups have to be willing to challenge the systems structure that are accountable for the practices that have contributed to the school-to-prison pipeline.
  • Our capacity building work is centered on supporting local work around school discipline with a vision towards the following larger goals: a.) Ending racial and other structural disparities; b.) Redefining public safety; c.) Ending mass incarceration and criminalization; and d.) Breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty.
  • There has to be a mutual interest in working together. There is no hidden agenda but a strong belief that in order to make real impact in California we need strong local organizing and a statewide vision that is rooted in real relationships across our regions and districts.
  • We are committed to working together in a way that does not create dependence on expertise outside the region but helps build connections to people, information and resources that build capacity of leadership within the region.

Downloadable Guides and Resources

Movement Building Stages 

Movement Building Blueprint

​​​​List of Resources

Movement Building Stages

Our Partners

Inspiring and organizing communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.

Works to support the educational growth and achievement of black students by monitoring all educational activities and programs of school districts to ensure that they are compatible with the needs of all students

Our goal is to provide young people with the skills and opportunities, they need to thrive in their communities and give back. Our approach is holistic, culturally sensitive, and inclusive of all. 

Promote the cultural, spiritual, economic and social renewal of the most vulnerable families in Stockton and the greater San Joaquin Valley.

Educates, organizes, and influences young people, 13 - 24, to master the digital arts through tools and trainings to forge media literacy, self-expression and civic engagement to build a 21st century world class workforce for career, economic and community transformation.

EMAIL: cvmbconnector@gmail.com
PHONE: (209) 286-7564