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Community Builders for Monterey County

Community Builders for Monterey County


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We are community builders because we are building a better community by making civic engagement through volunteerism more accessible. How are YOU a community builder? In the summer of 2017, Community Builders for Monterey County set out to build a healthy, thriving, inclusive and engaged community. Leading the helm were Co-Executive Directors Tish Sammon and Karen Csejtey. The two nonprofit veterans over combined 40 years of nonprofit consulting experience met the ambitions of two emerging nonprofit professionals—Charles Montesa and Salvador Jimenez. The four envisioned the potential of tapping the raw power of volunteerism to transform their community. Today, Community Builders remains a diverse volunteer-driven grassroots initiative of students, young professionals and nonprofit veterans. We remain committed to serving the needs of Monterey County by connecting our neighbors to opportunities to engage with the community and make an impactful difference. We host a robust volunteer portal that currently holds roughly 105 needs serves roughly 78 local nonprofits and 165 users. And our phone and inboxes are always open so we can work with you one-on-one to find the right opportunities that fit your interests, skills and needs. Our Vision CBMC is a virtual and physical ecosystem where community members can connect, share ideas, challenge pressing social issues and help solidify and maintain a quality of life that allows everyone to meet their potential and have productive, fulfilling lives.

Community Builders for Monterey County (CBMC) serves as an online and physical hub that links community members to impact local needs within the diverse population of Monterey County in order to build a vibrant community. CBMC strives to further its overall mission by connecting volunteers to specific causes of their choosing, while also assisting nonprofits to retain new and returning volunteers.



Tish Sammon
Co-Founder/Executive Director

Karen Csejtey

Charles Montesa
Communications & Organizational Development

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