Community

Modesto is our town. There are tons of things that make it great. There are a bunch of things that we can do to make it better. We can volunteer, help others, give ideas, talk a lot, gather together, get a new job and a variety of things. We try to make it easier to find some community resources to make life better and more fun.

When a friend comes up to you and complains, “I would really like to volunteer, but I don’t know where to go”, you have a snappy answer. Here are some organizations that really need help. Whether you have time, money, ideas or all of the above, please contact these organizations and help our community. Every project, no matter how small will have a positive impact. There are so many things in Modesto that make our community great. This page has a variety of resources to help make you aware of things that we all can do in our city. Here are some main issues that you need to know.

community

PrideView – June is Pride Month Modesto

PrideView – June is Pride Month Modesto

Pride Month By: Jo Sisemore June is national Pride month! Join MoPRIDE, Inc. and the Central Valley Pride Center for our annual Pride in the Park on June 17th as we celebrate the past, present, and future of the Central Valley LGBTQ community. For the first time ever, Pride in the Park will be held […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
Modestination Proclamation

Modestination Proclamation

Modestination Proclamation “Be who you are and it will show the way…” Chris Murphy 2016 Oh yeah, pretty epic quote right? Branding is a very simple process. What is a brand? Why do we do it? What does it mean? It is quite simple really. Branding is taking the thing that is your soul, your […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →
CommunityView – Orchard Park Alliance

CommunityView – Orchard Park Alliance

CommunityView: Orchard Park Neighborhood Alliance – then and now by Maryann Spikes, Alliance Chair Neighbors who live between Oakdale and Roselle, and between Floyd and Briggsmore, live within the Orchard Park Neighborhood Alliance boundaries. They may be one of almost 130 neighbors in Mike Casares’ Facebook group, Orchard Park Neighborhood, started up December of 2013, […]

By May 17, 2017 Read More →
PoetryView – Learning to Ride

PoetryView – Learning to Ride

Learning to Ride —Sam Pierstorff As a father, you never want to push your daughter away, but sometimes you have to like when she’s six years old and trying to ride a bike without training wheels for the first time, and you’re running as fast as you can behind her, one hand clenched to the […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
DesignView – Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling

DesignView – Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling

DesignView by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling The first Earth Day on April 22,1970, launched the modern environmental movement. It’s also a seminal day in Modesto’s design history. The first “Survival Walk” began that day with activists walking down the Central Valley, through Modesto. The six-week walk from […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: The Felicity of Simplicity at bauhaus

BrewView: The Felicity of Simplicity at bauhaus

BrewView: The Felicity of Simplicity at bauhaus by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown   Tye Bauer, owner of Bauers 66 ½ in Mchenry Village, has expanded his endeavors and just opened bauhaus, a beer and wine lounge next to the beloved Tangled T’s at 5-Points, in one of the most recognizable buildings in the city. […]

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen by Monica Barber     For much of the last decade it has been the status quo to move forward, boldly plunging into the depths of contemporary art in the forefront of community. One of many local talented artists, Jim Christiansen has proven that art offers boundless opportunities for ingenuity, narrative, […]

By April 21, 2017 Read More →
Love in Dead Silence

Love in Dead Silence

Love in Dead Silence Special Guest Writer Shannon Carmack Mize Center Stage Conservatory is what community theatre is all about. It is located in the basement theater of the City Center downtown on J street. You’ve probably passed the building hundreds of times without ever even thinking about what was going on inside. You can […]

By April 17, 2017 Read More →

MUSICMANIA- the first in a series of events for music lovers in Central California, and one of the largest events of its kind on the West Coast. The event will take place at The Portal in Modesto on Sunday, May 7th from 10am to 6 pm. Attendees will be able to browse and pick up […]

By April 14, 2017 Read More →
Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus and Lowe’s team up for 10th annual National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus and Lowe’s team up for 10th annual National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus and Lowe’s team up for 10th annual National Women Build Week Modesto CA, (May 12th and 13th) – Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus, local businesses and community  will work alongside Lowe’s volunteers and our construction crews for Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6-14. Habitat’s National Women Build […]

By April 7, 2017 Read More →
CommunityView: Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community

CommunityView: Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community

CommunityView: Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community by Kathy Munoz, Community Chair (beyersylvanlakescommunity@gmail.com) Modesto Neighborhoods Inc. makes Modesto better! Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes  is a new community that is a part of Modesto Neighborhoods Inc! The alliances in our city have worked many wonders as neighbors have joined to achieve their goals. Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
GreenView: 28th Annual Earth Day in the Park Festival

GreenView: 28th Annual Earth Day in the Park Festival

GreenView: 28th Annual Earth Day in the Park Festival Saturday, April 22nd, 10am-4pm, FREE community event Graceada Park, downtown Modesto, corners of Needham & Sycamore   Earth Day is almost here and we are looking forward to sharing ideas on how we can Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Compost at home, school and work. Residents all over Stanislaus County can […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
BargainView: Lovely Spring

BargainView: Lovely Spring

Lovely Spring! by Monica Barber It’s a lovely spring day filled with sprinkles of rain, and rays of sunshine in Downtown Modesto. As Ms. M gets the final punch on her Preservation Coffee card and her free drink, she realizes it doesn’t matter if you’re a townie or a visiting out-of-towner: getting a deal when […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
MetalView: 2017 Spring Meltdown

MetalView: 2017 Spring Meltdown

MetalView: 2017 Spring Meltdown by  Eve Oberlander Modesto’s Sworn To The Black and Merced’s Cursed are on the bill for this year’s 2017 Spring Meltdown metal festival with headliners ORIGIN and Ghoul. There are plenty of 209 metal bands attending too, including Stockton’s Accidently Murdered and Symbolik and Sonora’s Echoes of the Forgotten. Other headliners […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
April BluesView

April BluesView

BluesView by Earl Matthews Hello everyone! I hope you are ready for a great month of music. Starting things out with something new to me is the Sierra Beer Train on April 1st with the Poorhouse Millionaires. The train leaves from Oakdale and heads up into the mountains for a 3 hour tour complete with […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →