Alchemist CDC

A Catalyst for Change

Alchemist CDC - A Catalyst for Change

About Us

Mission
Support Sacramento area residents in their efforts to create vibrant, equitable, healthy and diverse communities.

Why “Alchemist”?
Alchemy, the medieval science known for seeking to transmute, or transform base metals into gold, appealed to us because of Sacramento’s history as a Gold Rush town and the idea of transformation. We saw an opportunity in Sacramento’s rapid growth and active community to help nurture and transform neighborhoods into the community’s vision. Our logo is a combination of the German alchemy symbol for gold and an Egyptian symbol for “village” or community.

Core Values

Vibrant: Neighborhoods are full of creative residents with the best ideas for improving their communities – we are here to help develop and educate residents as a way to strengthen communities

Equitable: Social justice in community development means that all residents should contribute to and benefit from economic and physical development in their neighborhoods – authority needs to be held accountable

Diverse: Community health is strengthened by having residents of diverse ethnicity, economic level, cultural background, age and interest