Alchemist CDC

A Catalyst for Change

Alchemist CDC - A Catalyst for Change

Help build the Pansy Avenue Garden and Community Space, and leave your mark for years to come!

Be a part of Oak Park’s future and history with your name on a personalized paver. To help pay for the transformation of a vacant lot in the Oak Park neighborhood to become an active and vibrant shared community space, we are asking you to buy a brick!  These bricks will be installed in a special walkway so that, in the years to come, you can bring your friends, children and grandchildren to the “Walkway” to see your name or message as a legacy of your commitment to community. Customized brick options range from $75-$300.

Click here for more information and to download/print an order form to pay by check.

Or click here for more information and to order online with a debit or credit card.


Thank you for a Successful Catalyst for Change event!

We are very thankful for everyone who contributed to a very successful Catalyst for Change event! We are very appreciative to have such a fantastic community of supporters!

Here are some photos from the event:

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A large thank you to the following sponsors:

Neighborhood Champion Sponsors ($2,500):



Food Access Ally Sponsors ($1,000):
Sierra Health Foundation

Mike Belote- California Advocates, Inc.

UFCW Western States Council


Alchemist Supporter Sponsors ($500):
Shaw, Yoder, Antwih, Inc.

DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler, LLC

Kaiser Permanente

Scot Bernstein

Jose Atilio Hernandez, IDEATE California

Beneficial State Bank

Alchemist CDC Hires New Executive Director

Alchemist Community Development Corporation is pleased to announce the hiring of accomplished nonprofit leader Tiffany Rosso as the new Executive Director.

TiffanyR_1smallerWith over 20 years of experience in nonprofit development, program management, volunteer coordination and events planning, Rosso is excited to take the reins of this storied nonprofit dedicated to food justice, food access and neighborhood improvement. She holds a Masters of Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco and has worked for several Bay Area and Sacramento nonprofits, including the California Musical Theatre, March of Dimes, and Off the Mat, Into the World.

”As our organization has grown year after year, it became evident that we needed to add to our management team to ensure continued efficient operations and high-quality delivery of services to the community. This is a positive change for Alchemist CDC that is part of our strategic plan to successfully manage our growth and take on more complex community development projects,” says Davida Douglas, who has decided to transfer from the Executive Director position to Programs and Operations Director at Alchemist CDC.

Rosso steps up as the nonprofit’s leader at an exciting time, as Alchemist CDC spearheads an impactful exploration on the prospect of a Sacramento community kitchen and food business incubator.

In recent years the nonprofit has focused on food justice and food access, but with new projects underway and an eye to the future, Alchemist CDC looks forward to strengthening its community development role in response to changing needs in the region.