Measuring What Matters: Measuring What Matters: Essays and Success Stories

West County community organizations have won important victories for economic and environmental health and justice in recent years. These successes, along with two ongoing struggles, are explored by local leaders in the following essays. These essays and success stories are part of a report published by the Pacific Institute and seven local partner organizations, Measuring What Matters: Neighborhood Research for Economic and Environmental Health and Justice in Richmond, North Richmond, and San Pablo which quantifies how serious, avoidable problems have become chronic and offers solutions for a better, more equitable way of life in West County.

Saving Breuner Marsh, by Amy Vanderwarker

Black and Brown Unity, by Leonard McNeil

Organizing Brings a Breath of Fresh Air, by Carla M. Pérez

Undocumented Immigrants: Untapped Potential, by Cristina Hernández