We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our principal focus is to advocate for economic justice for all people around the world. We are a Baha’i-inspired organization. We are not a religious organization, but we base our programs on principles of the Baha’i Faith.
We have three main programs designed to work towards this goal:
1. Children’s Virtues Workshop
Through fun and games, the virtues workshop will offer an opportunity for children to deepen and recognize the qualities inherent in themselves and to discover the universal gifts of character that lie within. Virtues such as integrity, joyfulness, respect, and tactfulness will be explored, defined and practiced in a fun, creative and organized atmosphere, which will help them to live their best lives ever. Course work is based on “The Virtues Project™”. Workshops are once a week for 10 weeks, with some holidays observed. They are held at the Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd, Rocklin, California 95677.
2. Racial Healing Project
The Racial Healing Project is a joint program operated by the Baha’is of Placer County, California, and sponsored by Global Marketplace, a non-profit advocate for economic justice. We call this the Racial Healing Project because we believe racism is a disease and we all need to heal.
Global Marketplace is dedicated to achieving economic justice for everyone. Prejudice (and in particular racism) is one of the principle reasons many people cannot get a good education and then find productive work.
3. Microcredit Loan Fund
Our Microcredit Loan Fund is hosted by KIVA.org. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition.
We must find spiritual solutions to economic problems. Economic justice and prosperity will come about only when the essential connection between the spiritual and practical aspects of life is recognized. A satisfactory solution to the world’s present economic crisis lies in a profound change of heart and mind among many people around the world. They need to place a greater importance on the well-being of everyone everywhere.