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L.A.'s social justice epicenter since 1976

Grassroots Groups We Support

  • ACCE Institute

    Leading organizing for economic justice with low-income senior and working class homeowners and tenants who are impacted by the foreclosure and cost-of-housing crisis.

    https://www.acceinstitute.org/

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  • Active San Gabriel Valley

    Supporting a more sustainable, equitable, and livable San Gabriel Valley advocating for and educating their community on active and public transportation.

    https://www.activesgv.org/

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  • All of Us or None

    All of Us or None is a grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly-and currently-incarcerated people and their families. AOUON fights discrimination faced by people affected by mass incarceration and th growth of the prison-industrical complex.

    http://anewwayoflife.org/leadership/

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  • Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

    The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project studies and visualizes the entanglements of global capital, real estate, technocapitalism, and political economy.

    https://www.antievictionmap.com/

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  • Anti-Recidivism Coalition

    Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to change lives and create safe, healthy communities by providing a support and advocacy network for, and comprised of, formerly incarcerated men and women. ARC provides servcies, support and opportunites to currrently and formerly incarerated individuals and advocates for criminal justice reform.

    https://antirecidivism.org/

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  • Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

    AIYN is an interdiscipinary collaborative that provides arts programming to build resiliency and wellness, eliminate recidivdism and transform the juvenile justice system.

    https://www.aiynetwork.org/

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  • Asian Pacific Islander Equality-LA

    API Equality LA seeks to support continued work to advance API LGBT equality as a part of a broader and inclusive social justice movement.API Equality LA seeks to support continued work to advance API LGBT equality as a part of a broader and inclusive social justice movement.

    https://www.apiequalityla.org/

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  • California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

    The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative is a statewide grassroots organization that addresses health, environmental, reproductive justice, and other social issues faced by its low-income, female, Vietnamese immigrant and refugee workforce.

    https://www.cahealthynailsalons.org/

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  • California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance

    CIYJA is a statewide immigrant youth-led alliance that focuses on placing immigrant youth in advocacy and policy delegations in order to ensure pro-immigrant policies go beyond legalization, and shed light on how the criminalization of immigrants varies based on identity.

    https://ciyja.org/

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  • Californians for Justice Education Fund

    California for Justice's work ensures that youth of color in the Long beach Unified School District are able to drive the resources to the porgrams, services, policies, and practices that they need the most.

    http://caljustice.org/

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  • Children's Defense Fund

    The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty, protects them from abuse and neglect, and ensures their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.

    https://cdfca.org/

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  • Clean Carwash Campaign

    CLEAN Carwash Initiative organizes car wash workers to work with dignity, have a voice in the industry, and be a movement for political, social and economic change.

    https://www.cleancarwash.org/

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  • Coalition for Economic Survival

    Coalition for Economic Survival aims to support organizing by empowering and educating tenants in low-income communities of color that work to preserve affordable housing and prevent displacement.

    http://www.cesinaction.org/

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  • Coalition for Educational Justice

    Coalition for Educational Justice's work seeks to expand student organizing and to transform its organizational capacity by increasing staff and student organizers.

    https://www.schoolslastudentsdeserve.com/

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  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights

    CHIRLA's mission is to engage, empower and mobilize immigrants through organizing, leadership development, and membership base building.

    http://www.chirla.org/

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  • Communities for a Better Environment

    CBE's goal is to build power in California’s communities of color and low income communities to achieve environmental health and justice by preventing and reducing pollution and building green, healthy and sustainable communities and environments.

    http://www.cbecal.org/

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  • Community Asset Development Re-Defining Education

    CADRE centers their work on supporting efforts to strengthen the solidarity between African American and Latino parents to resist the criminalization of youth in our schools.

    http://www.cadre-la.org/

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  • Community Coalition

    Community Coalition's mission is to win policy and budget campaigns that rebuild local economies, schools and neighborhoods to reduce the impact of mass incarceration on poor and working class communities of color.

    http://cocosouthla.org/

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  • Dignity and Power Now

    Dignity and Power Now implements and supports groundbreaking work to organize formerly incarcerated people, their families and communities to end the violence of and overreliance on incarceration in Los Angeles County.

    http://dignityandpowernow.org/

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  • East Los Angeles Community Corporation

    ELACC’s mission is to advocate for economic and social justice in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles by building grassroots leadership, developing affordable housing and neighborhood assets, and providing access to economic development opportunities for low and moderate income families.

    http://elacc.org/

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  • East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

    EYCEJ works towards ensuring a safe and healthy environment for communities that are disproportionately suffering the negative impacts of industrial pollution in East Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles and Long Beach.

    http://eycej.org/

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  • Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

    Esperanza Community Housing Corporation is a social justice non-profit in South Central Los Angeles that achieves long-term, comprehensive community development by working collaboratively and in coalition with communities throughout South Los Angeles.

    http://www.esperanzacommunityhousing.org/

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  • Garment Worker Center

    GWC's work focuses on launching pro-active organizing strategies to improve wage standards and conditions of 50,000 workers in the garment industry.

    http://garmentworkercenter.org/

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  • Gender Justice LA (aka FTM Alliance)

    GJLA continues leading campaigns to end the criminalization of transgender communities, offer more spaces for public education and healing, and develop leadership to impact the social justice.

    http://gjla.nationbuilder.com/

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  • Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network

    GSAN centers on supporting youth-led campaigns in Long Beach, South L.A., and Boyle Heights that aim to create school and district-level change in policies to improve school climates for LGBTQ youth of color.

    https://www.gsanetwork.org/

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  • Gente Organizada

    Gente Organizada is a community-led social action non-profit organization based in Pomona whose mission is to bring together generations to access, build, and wield their collective power to achieve educational, economic, and social justice in our communities.

    http://www.genteorganizada.org/

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  • Holman United Methodist Church

    The Holman United Methodist Church seeks to support community-led transformations through faith-based strategies and community organization.

    http://www.holmanumc.com/

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  • Homies Unidos

    Homies Unidos' mission is to defend the inherent right of youth, families and their communities to pursue their dreams and achieve their full potential in a just, safe and healthy society.

    http://homiesunidos.org/

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  • Housing Long Beach

    Housing Long Beach strives to change the existing imbalance of power in Long Beach by promoting policies that assure housing preservation, affordable housing, and living wage jobs.

    http://www.housinglb.org/

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  • Inner City Law Center

    Inner City Law Center is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to the poorest and most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles. ICLC promotes access to decent, safe and fully habitable housing for the enormous number of homeless and working-poor families and individuals residing in Los Angeles’ inner city neighborhoods.

    https://www.innercitylaw.org/

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  • InnerCity Struggle

    InnerCity Struggle's organizing strategy aims to improve the quality of education for the Eastside and district-wide communities of Los Angeles through its United Students and Padres Unidos organizing components.

    http://innercitystruggle.org/

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  • Khmer Girls in Action

    KGA implements restorative justice and other positive alternatives programs to exclusionary school discipline policies and implementation of the school based wellness center.

    http://kgalb.org/

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  • Korean Resource Center

    KRC strives to empower community members through integrated member services, education, culture, organizing, and coalition building, all of which seek to improve the life of the individual and the community.

    http://krcla.org/

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  • Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)

    KIWA combines organizing, leadership development, services, and policy advocacy in order to improve the lives of immigrant workers in low-wage industries in Koreatown and build a foundation for social change.

    http://kiwa.org/

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  • LA Voice

    LA Voice supports congregation-based organizing efforts in key campaigns in voter education, affordable housing and homelessness, criminal justice reform and immigration.

    http://www.lavoice.org/

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  • Labor/Community Strategy Center

    The Strategy Center is a Think Tank/Act Tank for regional, national and international movement building, founded in 1989 and based in the 10 million-person world city of Los Angeles. Campaigns, projects, and publications are rooted in working class communities of color, and address the totality of urban life with a particular focus on civil rights, environmental justice, public health, global warming, and the criminal legal system.

    http://www.thestrategycenter.org/

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  • LeadersUp

    LeadersUp bridges the divide between the untapped potential of young people and the business challenge of finding and keeping the best talent.

    https://leadersup.org/

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  • Long Beach Residents Empowered (LiBRE)

    LiBRE supports resident-led base building with a focus on code enforcement/habitability, housing production and preservation, and the development of an intersectional housing justice coalition.

    http://saveourplanet.org/projects/long-beach-residents-empowered-libre/

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  • Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy

    LAANE's vision is to help build a new economy rooted in good jobs, thriving communities, and a healthy environment by achieving the effective enforcement of the Raise the Wage campaign; win a zero waste policy in Long Beach, and build community support for truck drivers’ organizing at the ports of LA and Long Beach.

    http://www.laane.org/

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  • Los Angeles Black Worker Center

    The Los Angeles Black Worker Center develops organized power and authentic grassroots leadership among Black workers to reverse the disproportionate levels of unemployment and underemployment in the Los Angeles Black community.

    http://lablackworkercenter.org/

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  • Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade

    The Brotherhood Crusade's mission is to meet the unmet needs of low-income, marginalized, and disenfranchised community members by providing support and resources to overcome the social and economic barriers that impact quality of life.

    http://www.brotherhoodcrusade.org/

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  • Los Angeles Center for Community Law & Action

    The Los Angeles Center for Community Law and Action (LACCLA) is a community-based organization in Los Angeles that works to organize buildings and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County and beyond to push back against the displacement of low-income residents from their communities.

    http://www.laccla.org/

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  • Los Angeles Community Action Network

    Los Angeles Community Action Network's (LA CAN) mission is to help people dealing with poverty create and discover opportunities, while serving as a vehicle to ensure community members have a voice, power, and opinion in the decisions that are directly affecting them.

    http://cangress.org/

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  • Los Angeles LGBT Center

    The Los Angeles LGBT Center works to build a movement and community around health, equality, inclusivity, and equity so that LGBT people around Los Angeles may thrive.

    https://lalgbtcenter.org/

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  • Million Voters Action Fund

    Million Voters Project aims to transform the California Electorate by mobilizing voters around an agenda of equity and inclusion.

    http://millionvotersproject.org/

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  • Pacoima Beautiful

    Pacoima Beautiful is a grassroots environmental justice organization that provides education and seeks to impact local policy by strengthening relationships with city officials in order for them to help champion its goals around environmental justice, transportation, investment, water, clean energy, and arts.

    https://pacoimabeautiful.org/

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  • People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER)

    People Organized for Westside Renewal works to develop the power and support necessary for its campaigns around human right to housing, workers and immigrants’ rights, and to make corporations pay their fair share for the common good.

    http://www.power-la.org/

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  • Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles

    PSR-LA advocates for policies and practices that improve public health, eliminate nuclear and environmental threats, and address health disparities.

    http://www.psr-la.org/

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  • Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California

    Pilipino Workers Center supports organizing efforts in transforming the domestic worker industry in California by organizing Filipina domestic workers to lead wage theft enforcement strategies.

    http://pwcsc.org/

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  • Pomona Economic Opportunity Center

    The PEOC is a non-profit day labor organization whose mission is to provide an opportunity for day laborers to find safe work at a fair wage, to obtain new trades and skills that improve their employability and quality of life, and to improve overall conditions for all immigrant workers.

    http://pomonadaylabor.org/

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  • Redeemer Community Partnership

    Redeemer Community Partnership's mission is to create a safe, healthy, opportunity-rich community where children, youth and their families thrive.

    http://www.redeemercp.org/

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  • Restaurant Opportunities Center of Los Angeles

    ROC-LA is a multi-racial, grassroots organization dedicated to winning improved working conditions and raising industry standards for all Los Angeles restaurant workers by building power and uplifting the voices of restaurant workers to launch workplace justice campaigns against low-road employers engaged in discrimination, exploitation, and abuse in the L.A. restaurant industry.

    https://rocunited.org/staff-and-locals/los-angeles/

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  • Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples

    Sacred Places Learning Institute advocates for environmental, social and cultural justice and works locally, regionally, and globally to build the capacity of Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples to protect sacred lands, waters, and cultures.

    http://www.sacredplacesinstitute.org/

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  • Social Justice Learning Institute

    Social Justice Learning Institute is dedicated to improving the education, health, and wellbeing of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training, and community mobilization.

    http://www.sjli.org/

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  • Strategic Actions for a Just Economy

    SAJE builds commuity power and leadership for economic justice to support efforts to eliminate slum housing, expand tenants’ rights, reform redevelopment, build community capacity in land-use planning, and improve jobs and income in the Figueroa Corridor.

    http://www.saje.net/

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  • Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education

    SCOPE builds grassroots power to advocate for jobs and equitable public investments in low-income communities through voter engagement strategies, strategic alliance building and regional collaboration.

    http://scopela.org/

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  • T.R.U.S.T South L.A.

    TRUST South LA is a community-based effort that works to support organizing campaigns to revitalize the surrounding neighborhood with transportation, recreation, and food access to promote healthy living and economic vitality.

    http://trustsouthla.org/

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  • Unión de Vecinos

    Union de Vecinos is an organization of neighborhood committees where low income working families, seniors, and youth come together to move forward community organizing that supports the work towards preserving local communities and reducing displacement, including strategies that protect the right to housing for low-income families of color.

    http://www.uniondevecinos.org/

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  • Urban Peace Institute

    The Urban Peace Institute (UPI) is a recognized leader in the field of community safety, just policing, and systems reform to end violence and mass incarceration. UPI has worked to develop and implement innovative solutions to address community violence and engage in system reform.

    https://www.urbanpeaceinstitute.org/

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  • Warehouse Worker Resource Center

    Warehouse Workers Resource Center is a nonprofit dedicated to improving wages and working conditions for thousands of workers at multiple warehouses.

    http://www.warehouseworkers.org/

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  • Youth Forward

    Youth Forward is a new and growing organization dedicated to supporting disadvantaged youth and youth of color through policy advocacy, education and community action, and assists other organizations with strategic support in the areas of youth organizing, policy research, and organizational development.

    http://www.youth-forward.org/

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  • Youth Justice Coalition

    The Youth Justice Coalition is working to build a youth, family and formerly and currently incarcerated people's movement to challenge Los Angeles’ California’s and the nation’s addiction to incarceration, and race, gender and class inequality throughout the juvenile justice systems.

    https://youthjusticela.org/

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