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Transforming Communities

A transformed community is one where people live in safety, health, and wholeness. GCO has targeted two local neighborhoods that experience complex challenges such as poverty, gang activity, language barriers, and cultural differences. Through building deep and meaningful relationships with the residents, GCO identifies needs and brings in resources to help these communities thrive.

Edenvale

Tucked away in GCO’s backyard, the Edenvale neighborhood is a tight-knit community of families facing complex challenges such as language and cultural barriers, and crime, gang activity, and drug use in the neighborhood. GCO operates a variety of programs in this community to meet the various needs, including a soccer program and tae kwon do classes for the children and youth, a women’s group, and community events to bring the whole family together.

Las Casitas

Las Casitasis a Section-8 apartment complex located in East San Jose, with residents who are predominantly immigrants from Vietnam and are navigating a culture that is very different from the country they left behind. GCO operates programs in this community that are focused on building trust and celebrating their culture.