- Cities and communities around California are empowering the Compassion Movement both locally and around the world.
When we restore compassion back to the center of our communities and cities we can affect swift and resilient change.
Community organizers, partners and other stakeholders lock arms with local government, affirm the Charter for Compassion and go to work in the manner of collective impact, each bringing their distinct and important solutions to the interrelated challenges of the community, while maintaining those solutions that already work well.
These are some of the cities and counties around California engaged in the Compassionate Communities movement.
- Elk Grove
- Rancho Cucamonga
- San Juan Bautista
- Santa Clara County
- Santa Monica
- State of California (pending vote of the CA State Legislature)
- Laguna Beach
- Monterey County
- San Bernardino County
- San Diego County
- San Francisco
- San Jose
- Santa Barbara
Compassionate Capital RegionCompassionate Capital Region (CCR) is a resource for building caring communities at the grassroots level in collaboration with city and county government in the seven counties of Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter, Placer, El Dorado, Yuba and Nevada. The first city in the region to join the Charter was Sacramento on July 25, 2017 with several other cities and communities in development. compassionatecapreg.org
Residents can take part in community meetings, compassionate conversations workshops, community service and leadership training, and cultural celebration events. Business can become certified as a Compassionate Business, be a funding partner, and take advantage of CCR's Compassion Ambassador at Work workshops and training programs.
SacramentoSacramento joined the International Compassionate Cities Initiative on July 25, 2017, when the Sacramento City Council passed a resolution drafted and presented by Compassionate Capital Region.
Through this resolution, Sacramento joined the Charter for Compassion and over 200 cities participating worldwide. This initiative supports governments and residents working together to make decisions that help everyone in their community thrive. compassionatesacramento.org
Compassion AmbassadorsCompassionate Sacramento offers Compassion Ambassador training for adults and youth who can then go on to serve a neighborhood, school, organization or group.
District Compassion Ambassadors each serve the residents of one of Sacramento’s eight City Council districts. They help cultivate relationships between stakeholders, inspire collective action for the greater good, and advocate for equity in all environments.
How You Can ParticipateWe are excited about your interest in learning how your California community can join the growing network of Compassionate Communities.Ready to Register Your Compassionate Community Campaign with the Charter for Compassion?
This is an important step toward creating a Compassionate Community and connecting with other such communities within California, as well as nationally and internationally. The information you provide when registering through the Charter for Compassion will reach Compassionate California!