Who We Are

We are a coalition of Hayward community members organizing and growing activism in the heart of the Bay.

Contact us: haycocoa@gmail.com | Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter: @HayCoCoa

OUR PRIORITIES

RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY

Hayward spends nearly half of its general fund on the police department, which is why we are:

  • Demanding budget changes that reinvest police funds back into chronically underfunded community services (ie.education, housing, social services, etc.)

  • Drafting policy initiatives that improve community safety without requiring a police or armed presence.

  • Organizing public calls to action and mobilizing our community to email elected representatives, make public comments, or show up to protests and other direct actions.


Organizing Organizers

What is power? How do people gain power? How does a community build solidarity? These are among the many questions that HayCoCoa is wrestling with as we grow activism in Hayward. Members meet every week to develop and participate in campaigns that empower and develop leaders across the Hayward community.


Interested in getting involved with our next campaign?
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OUR OFFICERS

Vanessa
Chair

Elisha
Communications
Co-Chair


Diego

Communications
Co-Chair



Jesse

Recording Secretary


Alondra
Membership Chair

Alexis
Research Chair

George
Treasurer

Ally Organizations

The Hayward Collective is a womxn, people of color, LGBTIQ+-led organization building a community of accountability, equity, health and social justice through art, advocacy, and self-care.

WCK is a scientific socialist organization serving South Alameda County through mutual-aid, direct action, and education to our community.

SQE is a student movement fighting for accessible, affordable, and quality public education.

Decarcerate Alameda County is a growing coalition of organizations and community members joining together to demand that Alameda County free people from Santa Rita Jail, divest from incarceration & policing, and invest in community health.

The Ella Baker Center is organizing with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong. For twenty-five years, we’ve been working to advance people-powered campaigns for racial and economic justice

Bike East Bay is committed to improving access to biking, walking and transit, with particular attention to communities and areas that have been underserved.

Want to Partner with us?

We're always looking to support local, grassroots groups that align with our progressive vision for Hayward!