Alchemist Community Development Corporation was founded in 2004 by three graduate students in the UC Davis Masters program in Community Development. As students in the field of community development and residents of downtown Sacramento, they were intrigued by the urban challenges and opportunities arising from the growth and development of the city. They felt that all residents should have a voice in, and the opportunity to benefit from, community development in Sacramento. They also believed that the resources of the University could be shared to support the revival and preservation of the rich ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity in Sacramento’s historic and unique urban neighborhoods.
Current projects focus on the major themes of Neighborhood Development, Economic Development and Healthy Food Access. Our mission is to connect communities to land, food and opportunities.