This dreamlike landscape mural of Guadalupe was designed by Samuel H. Duarte, Director of the Little House by the Park. It was designed as a community piece that encompasses the beauty of the City of Guadalupe’s assets, its people, and vibrancy. It was created for the May 9, 2015, Guadalupe Ciclovia Event when 3 miles of streets were closed off to cars and opened to pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchairs, and other alternate forms of transportation. The outline of this piece was placed at Tognazzini Park and painted by community members as they passed the Tognazzini stop within the 3-mile course. The final mural can be viewed at the Little House by the Park located at 4681 11th Street, Guadalupe, CA.

Los Amigos de Guadalupe was selected as the 2023 Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Monique Limón for our senate district! One of our most recent and meaningful collaborations with the Senator was her support for Guadalupe’s Royal Theater project. Senator Limón’s support was extremely instrumental in securing grant funding from the State of California to renovate and expand Guadalupe’s Historic Royal Theater!

This award is a real testament to our mission to bring community groups together with local civic leaders to help build resilience while also preserving the community of Guadalupe’s diverse culture and history.

Thank you all for your ongoing support for our organization and the community of Guadalupe!

LeRoy Park Capital Campaign

Mission Statement

To enhance and develop the capacity of the City of Guadalupe, community organizations, local businesses and community members through community development plans and actions that support the community of Guadalupe and surrounding areas to become a resilient, strong community that will grow from disadvantaged to a livable, sustainable community.


Tom Brandeberry, retiring from the State, formed Rural Community Development Corporation of California (RCDCC) in 2017 to help rural communities, especially those considered disadvantaged and beleaguered to fill the gap in capacity. In 2020, Tom, with the help of a new board moved to change RCDCC from a statewide nonprofit to the local Guadalupe nonprofit. In August 2020, the RCDCC Board voted to change the nonprofit’s name, territory and mission to reflect its new direction.
We at RCDCC believed that with training, direction (planning) and support, California’s rural communities can be more self-reliant, and create sustainable livable communities that gain not lose populations. Los Amigos de Guadalupe believes the same for the Guadalupe community.

Los Amigos de Guadalupe is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our ID is 82-1325014 IRS Non Profit Determination Letter (pdf)IRS Nonprofit Status Letter