About


Since 2005, the Environmental Justice Project at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Stockton, has used its unique Catholic voice to improve air quality, slow global warming emissions, advocate for sustainable and just community growth, and reduce the impact of climate change in the San Joaquin Valley. In accordance with Catholic Social Teaching, we are particularly concerned with his these environmental challenges harm poor and vulnerable communities.

The Environmental Justice Project is a program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Stockton, a non-profit organization committed to providing help for today and hope for tomorrow. Catholic Charities administers 56 different programs in 6 counties. You can learn more about the work of the full organization here.

Yolanda Park and her family live in Stockton and attend St Bernadette’s Parish. She graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in English and a minor in Avian Sciences. She and her husband currently have three fast growing boys. Yolanda lived in South Korea for two years as an English teacher and really misses the food! Since childhood she had a great love of nature, especially birds. Yolanda also enjoys reading and writing, as well as journal making and art.

209-565-3644 | [email protected]

Veronica and her family live in Stockton and attend Church of the Presentation. She graduated from University of the Pacific with a B.A. in Political Science. She has two smart and outgoing girls, who keep her extremely busy. Veronica has resided in the Central Valley for much of her life and appreciates the year-round farmers’ markets, fruit stands and nearby wine tasting. She also enjoys several outdoor activities with her family, which include camping, hiking, and bike riding.

209-373-7650 | [email protected]