What Is Stewardship?

No individual or institution has the resources to meet all the needs and solve all of the challenges of any community. It is when individuals in a community partner with institutions and others that they become catalysts for reaching the dream of an extraordinary community. Stewardship is the responsible overseeing and protection of something worth caring for and preserving. Join us in making this dream a reality!

The Challenge

Friday, October 21st, 2011 @ 3:56PM

Our community is faced with serious challenges that need creative and comprehensive solutions. We see problems that are affecting 1) the people in our community, like the large percentage of children unable to read at grade level; 2) the place we live, like the safety of our community as reflected by growing crime statistics and a reduced police force; and 3) the economy of our community in the area of good jobs so that our citizens can work and support their families.

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Our “Big Idea”

It is when “We the People” get involved and partner with government institutions and with each other, that we find...

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Our Role

The Chico Stewardship Network is working to model what collaborative citizen stewardship looks like and to motivate others to work...


From The Blog

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 @ 9:12PM

The Case for Neighborhood Schools

Recently, I attended a Community workshop on the future of Citrus Elementary School here in Chico. (For more background on the Citrus dilemma, you can read the ChicoER article here.) For most of the meeting, the gathering of about 40 parents and neighbors broke up into smaller groups to talk…

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 @ 5:31PM


Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 @ 9:01PM

10 Things you can do to change Downtown Chico

Saturday, October 12th, 2013 @ 3:29AM

Reading Pals

Featured Videos

The idea behind CSN

Monday, January 13th, 2014 @ 5:38PM

In November, the Chico Stewardship Network produced the following video of  Founder and Chairman, Rory Rottschalk, on what is the Chico Stewardship Network. Take a few minutes to learn more about why we do what we do and where do...

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