Ben McBride

INITIATOR • CHANGE AGENT • ENTREPRENEUR

PICO California is the state’s largest faith-based community organizing network. Established in 1994, PICO California brings together clergy and community leaders from throughout California to affect meaningful budget and policy change at the state level. Over the past 20 years, our organizing and policy advocacy has resulted in increased investments in education and healthcare, and in programs and services that are critical to decrease mass incarceration and gun violence, create opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals, and positively impact the lives of low-income and working families. Together, we represent 480 congregations and 450,0000 families of diverse economic, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds committed to advancing racial and economic justice in California.

Ben serves the formation of faith leaders, across the Bay Area, in the development of powerful influence for communities that are oftentimes under-represented and resourced. Through building a shared narrative, this multi-racial, multi-generational, ecumenical table is moving forward to make the Beloved Community more tangible. For more information, please access www.picocalifornia.org.  Below is a short video of the great work happening!