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Alliance for Community Transformations

About the Alliance for Community Transformations

The Alliance for Community Transformations provides responsive and preventative services to individuals and families, and works through partnerships and collective action to create truly safe, healthy and socially just communities where every member thrives. Based in Mariposa and Merced Counties, there are six programs that help us achieve our mission: Mountain Crisis Services, Valley Crisis Center, Ethos Youth Center, Mariposa Heritage House, C.O.R.E. (Center for Opportunity, Re-entry, and Education), and CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Mariposa.

The Alliance was founded in 1990 under the name of Mountain Crisis Services, an agency working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Mariposa County. As the agency grew and expanded to include different programs, we decided that a new name would better fit the work of our programs and our vision for our communities. Below you can find more information about each of our programs, our Board of Directors, and our Partnership program.

 

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Work with us!

The Alliance for Community Transformations is always looking for qualified individuals dedicated to helping those in need. To apply for any position, please submit a completed application with a cover letter and resume via email attachments to denise@alliance4you.org. Accepted file formats are Word or PDF.

Alliance JOB APPLICATION

CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mariposa County is currently hiring for two new positions:

Program Specialist I - Full time (40 hrs/week)

Program Specialist II - Full time (40 hrs/week)

Completed applications with resumes and cover letters must be received by Monday, May 30 at 5:00 pm to be considered. Please note the deadline has been extended.

 

C.O.R.E./Mariposa Heritage House

The Alliance is looking for a Program Director for two programs--the Center for Opportunity, Re-entry and Education, and Mariposa Heritage House:

CORE/MHH Program Director - Full time (40 hrs/week)

A completed application with a resume and cover letter must be received by Friday, June 3 at 5:00 pm to be considered.

 

Valley Crisis Center

Valley Crisis Center is hiring for the following positions:

Family Violence Advocate - Full time (40 hrs/week)

A completed application with a resume and cover letter must be received by Thursday, June 2 at 5:00 pm to be considered.

Victim Support Specialist - Full time (40 hrs/week)

A completed application with a resume and cover letter must be received by Monday, June 6 at 5:00 pm to be considered.

Youth Program Specialist - Full time (40 hrs/week)

A completed application with a resume and cover letter must be received by Monday, June 6 at 5:00 pm to be considered.

Los Banos Program Specialist-MCOE - Full time (40 hrs/week)

A completed application with a resume and cover letter must be received by Monday, June 6 at 5:00 pm to be considered.

 

 

 

 

Programs

Mountain Crisis Services

Mariposa, CA
Website
Mountain Crisis Services seek to prevent domestic and sexual violence by advocating for positive changes in the societal systems that may lead to oppression, fostering a better understanding of domestic and sexual violence through community education, and providing culturally relevant direct services that empower victims of abuse and their children.

Valley Crisis Center

Merced, CA
Website
Valley Crisis Center seeks to prevent domestic and sexual violence by advocating for positive changes in the societal systems that may lead to oppression, fostering a better understanding of domestic and sexual violence through community education, and providing culturally relevant direct services that empower victims of abuse and their children.

Ethos Youth Center

Mariposa, CA
Website
Ethos empowers diverse young people within the local community. We believe that each young person deserves the opportunity to be recognized as an individual, particpate fully in their community, and thrive in a place of creativity, security, and support.



Mariposa Heritage House

Mariposa, CA
Website
Mariposa Heritage House inspires people to redirect and improve their lives by offering both peer-counseling and recovery support services – including training opportunities and access to resources for individuals and families – set in a safe, supportive environment.

C.O.R.E.

Mariposa, CA
The Center for Oportunity, Re-Entry, and Education, Mariposa, CA
We serve those in our community exiting incarceration.  We work closely with our County partners to determine who may benefit best from our programs.


CASA

Mariposa, CA
Website
CASA of Mariposa is a local branch of a national, nonprofit organization that focuses on volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children.



 

The Board

Wayne Eisenhart Board Member

Wayne Eisenhart, President resides in Merced and is a retired attorney.  From 1989-2008, he was the Public Defender of Merced County.  He has had a lengthy committment to issues of domestic violence and sexual assault and served on the Board of Directors of Friends of Battered Women of Merced (1984-1989) and A Woman's Place of Merced County (1989-1996).  He is serving his second year as the President of the Alliance

Lisa Rhudy Board Member

Lisa Rhudy, Vice President is a retired Public Health Nurse with the Mariposa County Health Department, have lived for forty years in the community of El Portal at the entrance to Yosemite National Park, and have been privileged to serve on the board for the Alliance For Community Transformations for more than fifteen years. The agency's capacity for effecting positive change in Mariposa and Merced Counties continues to astound her. Besides spending time in volunteer activities, Lisa enjoys hiking and backpacking in the park, playing music, writing fiction, and traveling to foreign countries.

Candy O'Donel Browne

Candy O'Donel-Browne, Secretary was involved in the domestic violence movement of the 1970's, and has been active in various organizations ever since. She served on the original board of the Jersey Battered Women's Service in Morris County, New Jersey, and was on the first executive committee of the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women. After moving west, she was a founding member of Mountain Crisis Services in Mariposa, California, and a strong advocate for establishing the Valley Crisis Center in Merced, California. She and her family owned the Yosemite Mariposa KOA Campground and RV Park in Midpines, California for over a decade. After it was sold, she became the Executive Director of the Mariposa County Economic Development Corporation. She is now retired. She is an experienced volunteer board member, having been involved for 37 years in many civic organizations ranging from healthcare, economic development and the arts to public transportation. She has always been deeply concerned about the welfare of victims of interpersonal hostilities, and has been active in developing services that improve their lives.

Chris Bobbitt Board Member

Chris Bobbitt, Treasurer joined the board in 2010.  She has 27 years' experience working in probation in San Bernandino and Merced Counties.  She approved and monitored the 52 week Batterer's Treatment Programs in San Bernandino County and became passionate about domestic violence and other victim safety issues.  Chris lives in Merced nad works as a Program Manager at the Merced County Human Services Agency.  She is commited to public service and is active in her community.

Manuel

Manuel Alvarado, a native Californian, was born and raised in Sanger, California. He earned a B.A. from California State University, Fresno.  He helped open the Good Company Music Hall and performed in dozens of productions there. After twenty years in the hospitality and advertising industries [including the California Dancing Raisins campaign] he returned to his roots in the Central Valley. Manuel is currently the Community Relations Manager for the Sierra Health Foundation's Center for Health Program Management in the San Joaquin Valley. He also serves as President of the GLEE Foundation of California that serves the LGBT community access to higher educational opportunities. He most recently served as Director of Leadership Programs for UC Merced/Great Valley Center where he managed core-programs for this diverse regional nonprofit organization. Responsibilities include research, communications, budget and personnel management, outreach strategy development, program design - development and recruitment, publication coordination, and fundraising. Previously he was Director of Economic Development & Tourism for the City of Reedley where he oversaw the Historic Reedley Opera House. He works closely with the production company that performs professional theatre while on their Board of Directors. He also served as Vice President of the Central Valley Tourism Association. Manuel has organized and is a Past-President of a nonprofit organization, the Kings River Arts Council with a gallery showcasing the work of local artists in Reedley. Manuel has serves several community-based non-profit boards such as; California School-Based Health Centers, GLEE Foundation, CVTA, Merced Main Street Association & The Kings River Arts Council. Manuel lives in Modesto with his two Labradoodles, Harpo & Chico!
Specialties: Public Relations, Program Management. Leadership Skills Sets, Non-Profit Management, Arts and Culture, LGBTQ Advocacy,  Tourism/Hospitality & Economic Development.

Father Bulfur

Father Stephen C. Bulfur was ordained a priest in 1973. He served in Porterville, Bakersfield, CSU Fresno St. Paul Newman Center, former Pastor of St. Patrick's, Merced; St. Mary's, Fresno. He is currently Pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Mariposa since 1994. His hobbies are motorcycle riding, kayaking, sailing, and X-C skiing. His favorite food is popcorn. His best place on vacation is Sir Francis Drake Straight, U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Father Bulfur is from Fresno, California and he has 59 first cousins on his father's side alone!

Claudia

Claudia G. Corchado has been serving as the Program Manager for the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program (CCROPP) for Merced County for the past nine years.  CCROPP is one of the many programs improving the lives of our communities under United Way of Merced County. CCROPP focuses on improving the environments that help increase access to healthy foods and safe places for physical activity.  For the past eighteen years, she has organized local grass root community members, nonprofits, public health, CBO's, and youth to imporve social and physical environments for healthy nutrition, physical activity, and safe places to play through policy, advocacy, and systems change.  Prior to CCROPP, she served as the Executive Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Merced County and as the Program Manager for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.  She is also a member of the American Leadership Forum (Class II), Merced Police Department's Citizen Academy, Latina of the Year for the Hispanic Chamber, Healthy Policy Leadership Program and Hispanics Organized for Political Equity (HOPE). Claudia is passionate about ensuring that eveyone in Merced County has a safe, violent free, and caring environment to live in- particulary to the Latino Community.

Kathy Delaney Board Member

Kathy Delaney is a retired Prevention Sprecialist and Mariposa Safe Families Executive Director.  As a stakeholder in the early development of Intimate Partner Violence services for Mariposa County, she was inspired by founder, Candy O'Donel-Browne.  She joined the board of directors to support the work of MCS and encourage community prevention efforts. 

Tanisha McClain I'm a southern girl in a California world.  I'm very passionate about building a healthy, positive community. In addition to being a grassroots activist, I am also a chef and a writer.  Even though my birthplace isn't the Central Valley, I have found a deep connection with the people here.  There are so many inspiring people in such a small area that it makes me want to figure out what I can do to help them bring about change.  I'm interested in building genuine human connections as well as becoming a part of network that lifts up everyone in the community so that we are all on the same level.  I just want to be the happiest person that I can possibly be and spread positive vibes in world.

Carmensol Rehbein Board Member

Carmensol Rehbein was born and raised in Chile and moved to Merced about 8 years ago to be close to children and grandchildren. She speaks Spanish and has donned several hats from stay-home mom, immigrant, to realtor, and now she is a small business owner together with her husband. She loves to travel, read thick books, and enjoy family life, specially seeing the little ones grow up. Community service is a part of her life so she has volunteered at the high school, her own children's schools here and there, church, and sat on the Planada Community Activities Coalition board.

Darcy Sailar Board Member

Darcy Sailar is a Public Health Educator for Mariposa County Health Department.  She has had the opportunity to serve on the board for the Alliance for Community Transformations for ten years.  She continues to see lives improve due to the resources that the Alliance for Community Transformations provides to community members.  She has lived in the Mariposa County area for 50 years.

Mimi Xiong Mimi was born in Ban Vinai, Thailand as a refugee in 1986 and immigrated to the USA with her parents, grandmother, and 2 brothers. She is the 2nd of 7 children! She has lived in California since moving to the US and is a proud resident of Atwater. She studied Child Development in school and is currently working as a medial interpreter for the hospitals and clinics in Merced.

Cara Goger

Cara Goger has been the Executive Director of the Mariposa County Arts Council since 2012. She has over ten years of experience working in the fields of Arts Education and Arts Administration. Prior to her work at the Arts Council, Cara was the Lifespan Learning Coordinator at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego where she served as the primary artist-in-residence for the Museum’s older adult programming and as the lead instructor and curriculum developer for the organization’s School in the Park’s 5th grade program. Additionally, she has worked with the AjA Project, a non profit arts-based organization providing photography-based educational programming to refugee and displaced youth in California. Cara earned a B.A. in Political Science/Foreign Policy from Sonoma State University and a M.A. in Political Science/International Relations from San Diego State University.

 

Partnership Opportunity

Download Partnership form (pdf) here.

The Alliance for Community Transformations is excited to offer an annual partnership opportunity to our community partners and supporters. The Alliance provides responsive and preventative services to individuals and families, and works through Partnerships and collective action to create truly safe, healthy and socially just communities where every member thrives. Our programs include: Mountain Crisis Services, Valley Crisis Services, Ethos Youth Center, Mariposa Heritage House, CORE- Center for Opportunity, Re-entry, and Education, and CASA of Mariposa- Court Appointed Special Advocates.

As a Partner of the Alliance, you will be contributing to ensuring the success of these organizations and making a valuable impact toward social change in Mariposa and Merced Counties. As a partner of the Alliance, you will receive many benefits as listed below:

Impact Level: Donation up to $100
You will receive our quarterly newsletter via email or in paper form
Your name or your organizations name will be listed in our end of year newsletter

Ally Level: Donation between $101-$500
You will receive our quarterly newsletter via email or in paper form
Your name or your organizations name will be listed in our end of year newsletter
You will receive one free ticket to a fundraising event of your choice

Collaborator Level: Donation between $501-$1000
You will receive our quarterly newsletter via email or in paper form
Your name or your organizations name will be listed in our end of year newsletter
You will receive two free tickets to a fundraising event of your choice
You or your organization will receive advertising in our newsletter one time throughout the year.

Visionary Level: Donation above $1000
You will receive our quarterly newsletter via email or in paper form
Your name or your organizations name will be listed in our end of year newsletter
You will receive two free tickets to a fundraising event of your choice
You or your organization will receive advertising in our newsletter two times throughout the year.

To become a Partner, you can fill out the attached form and mail it in to us. Your gift is a tax deductible donation- you will receive a donation receipt from the Alliance. Our tax ID number is 77-0272319. Please mail this form to PO Box 2075 Mariposa, CA 95338.

Download Partnership form (pdf) here.

 

 

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Address

PO Box 2075
Mariposa, CA 95338

Phone

(209) 742-6456(209) 742-6456

Fax

(209) 742-7456(209) 742-7456

Email

info@alliance4community.org