The Colley Center is envisioned to be:
Sacramento region’s first interactive civil rights center that will educate and inform the public of Sacramento’s civil rights and ethnic history through partnerships with educational, legal, community, and non-profit organizations.
A repository of historic collections, media, archival resources, and other documentation that commemorates and details the history of past and current civil rights and community activism in the Sacramento region.
A gathering place that will foster and enhance communication between persons of different generations, ethnic groups, cultures, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds regarding their places in Sacramento’s past and current social, political, and economic environment.
An institution that links local history to current racial and socio-economic issues and policies that have produced or promoted educational disparity, income inequality, comminity disinvestment, and the need for criminal justice and law enforcement reform.
An institution that promotes the diversity of Sacramento’s local and regional ethnic, social, cultural, religious, political and community organizations and institutions.
The Colley Center is an integral part of a proposal to save new Helvetia from demolition.
Click Here to see the Colley Coalition’s proposal for the center and to save New Helvetia