Founded in 1996, Pioneer Valley Project is an organization of people and institutions which includes congregations, labor unions and other community organizations. PVP brings people together around our shared values to build collective power and to transform the conditions of our community so that life flourishes for all.
PVP shines a light on systems that don't work for people in our community. These broken systems hurt all members of our community, especially the poor and communities of color. PVP commits to call attention to this brokenness and to advance concrete policy changes to reform these systems.
PVP believes that people should have a say in the policy decisions that shape their lives and therefore should not avoid the exercise of power to promote justice and advance the common good.
PVP builds community, grassroots leadership and collective power to make our community better for all of us.
Most recently, PVP leaders organized to bring a drug court to Springfield to prioritize treatment over incarceration and healing for members of our community. When we organize and act powerfully with a message of opportunity, healing and justice, we win!