Welcome to CCC!
The Community Coalition for Change of Steuben County’s mission is to promote awareness of and engage the community in social justice and environmental sustainability efforts.
We are nonpartisan and from diverse political backgrounds. As such, we recognize our members have different passions, so we’ve categorized the website by different topics. This way members can learn more about each topic and do the kind of good they’re most passionate about.
The entire Coalition meets one Saturday morning a month (usually the final Saturday, though check our calendar for updates). There are other events, such as the monthly CCC Book Club and CCC Presents, and subcommittee meetings, including the Pride Committee, that meet. There is a full calendar of events to which everyone in the CCC community is invited, and you’re welcome to bring along others who may not be part of CCC.
- Organize and host community events to promote social justice and environmental sustainability.
- Provide regular educational opportunities to the Steuben County community, focused on social justice and environmental sustainability.
- Encourage Steuben County residents to support organizations and events which promote social justice and environmental sustainability.
- Strive to treat others with respect and take responsibility for ourselves thus fostering meaningful relationships among CCC members and also with the wider community.
Our Core Beliefs
We believe that positive change at a state and national level begins with positive action at the community level.
We believe that, as Americans, there is far more that unites us than divides us.
We believe that democracy is everyone’s responsibility and the constitution every citizen’s sacred text.
We believe that there’s always more to learn, and that all of us are stronger together.
To that end, we are committed to supporting:
- Area children and youth, including the teachers, schools, and non-profit organizations that work with them every day.
- Our natural environment, including our area waterways and wetlands, forest and grasslands, and the organizations that work to protect them.
- People in all their diversities, including (but not limited to) diversity in socioeconomic status, racial or ethnic background, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, immigration status, and religion.
- Our local workers and small business owners who labor each day to make our community prosperous.
- Libraries, state parks, and other community organizations committed to the continuing education of our citizenry.