Buen Vecino is a non-profit community organization in Ventura County, California. Our vision is to cultivate an environment where the human dignity of every person is respected and where all people have equal rights.
What we do
Buen Vecino provides regular educational "Know Your Rights" trainings in a variety of safe locations throughout our local communities. We engage with our neighbors directly and review methods of deploying our constitutional rights available within the United States. We also hold virtual webinar education events on relevant topics (click to access videos).
Buen Vecino hosts regular Citizenship Fair events. Our dedicated group of trained volunteers, under the supervision of our licensed attorney, help our neighbors with their applications for naturalization, green card and DACA renewals, amongst other services. Buen Vecino also maintains a pro bono docket of cases managed by our licensed attorney.
Buen Vecino works to foster engagement, develop skills and leadership, and grow the collective impact of community members toward achieving justice and equity for all people in our region regardless of race, religion, or country of origin, where all may live free of persecution and be empowered as agents of change. We work in partnership and coalitions with other local organizations to carry out events, programs, and campaigns to advance this cause.
We work to raise awareness, rally support, build allyship, and encourage grassroot participation in addressing important issues, influencing policies, and bringing about positive social change. We seek to expand a broad-based, diverse movement of dedicated justice advocates, working together to transform our communities.
Join to make change
We are a community organization serving eastern Ventura County, California. We need your voice, energy, and participation. Join us!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. There are many ways to serve and our service and advocacy projects. We’d love to meet you. Please get in touch and let us know your passions, skills, experience, and capacity to volunteer with Buen Vecino.
PARTNER WITH US (ORGANIZATIONS)
The powerful force of people of good will who are committed to living together in greater understanding, peace, and justice, is needed more than ever. Buen Vecino works in cooperation with many other organizations. If your group is addressing issues of mutual concern, we’d like to get to know you.
SUGGEST A PROJECT
People on the ground have the best perspective of the needs of the community. We take on new projects and efforts based on input and guidance from our grassroot participants. Let us know the issues that are most important to you, your family, and our community.