Our Mission

To serve as the leading immigrant integration organization in the Central Valley, dedicated to ensuring full participation of immigrants in building strong, vibrant, inclusive communities. We do this by: collaborating, mobilizing and combining the resources and talents of our allies to offer, on a large scale, high quality immigration and naturalization services; strengthening and growing the capacity of our members to serve and empower immigrant communities, and support leadership development by leveraging needed public and private sector resources; working to change the dominant discourse about immigrants and immigration; working to achieve policies which support opportunities for immigrants to pursue their dreams.

Priority 1

Strengthen regional organizational capacity

Priority 2

Delivery of services to rural and urban communities

Priority 3

Immigrant community outreach and education

Priority 4

Advocacy at local, state and federal levels

Central Valley Immigration Data (2009-2011) (Thousands)

Immigrant Population
890,335
Naturalized Immigrants in Region
298,460
Non-Citizen Documented
260,291
Non-Citizen Undocumented
331,584

Our Funders

CVIIC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
The work of CVIIC is made possible thanks to the generous support of our funders.

  • An Anonymous Donor
  • California Immigrant Policy Center
  • DriveCA Coalition
  • Grove Foundation
  • Having Our Say/CPEHN
  • Latino Community Foundation
  • New Americans Campaign
  • Ready California
  • Sunlight Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • The Rosenberg Foundation
  • The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund
  • Werner-Kohnstamm Family Giving Fund

CVIIC Board of Directors

Meet the CVIIC Staff

Aaron Gutierrez
Aaron Gutierrez
Community Organizer
Eleazar Valdez CVIIC
Eleazar Valdez
Workshops and Outreach Coordinator
Katherine Tello CVIIC Fellow
Katherine Tello
CVIIC Fellow
Aracely Rodriguez CVIIC
Aracely Rodriguez
Community Organizer
Jesus Martinez, Ph.D.
Jesus Martinez
Executive Director, CVIIC