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American Friends Service Committee-U.S. Mexico Border Program
San Diego, CA | west
The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that has been working for nearly 100 years to promote peace and social justice in the U.S. and abroad. Domestically, it works through 12 regional offices and the American Friends Service Committee U.S.-Mexico Border Program (AFSC) in San Diego, which was established 37 years ago. Since 1977, AFSC has advanced human rights for immigrants…
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA | west
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles (Advancing Justice) was founded in 1983 and is the region’s leading organization dedicated to providing the growing Asian-American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities with multilingual and culturally sensitive legal services, education and civil rights support. Advancing Justice employs the strategies of direct services, polic…
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Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
Oakland, CA | west
APEN seeks to empower low-income Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities to achieve environmental and social justice. APEN believes that the environment includes everything around us: where we live, work and play. And we strive to build grassroots organizations that will improve the health, well-being and political strength of our communities. In 1991, there was a historic convening of the n…
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Black Organizing Project
Oakland, CA | west
Black Organizing Project (BOP) was founded in 2009 as a project of National grantee Center for Third World Organizing to address a lack of resources in Black movement advocacy and the absence of capacity and infrastructure for Black-led organizing. In 2012, BOP was established as a separate organization to build a local, intergenerational base of leadership by providing political education and leade…
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California Child Care Resource and Referral Network Project: Parent Voices
San Francisco, CA | west
Parent Voices (PV) builds the leadership capabilities of low-income families to fight for policies beneficial to themselves and their communities in San Francisco. Since the mid-1990s, PV advocates have worked to expand child care services that get children off wait lists and into child care, make the child care system more family friendly, maintain child care subsidies for families at risk of losin…
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Californians for Justice Education Fund
Oakland, CA | west
Founded in 1995, Californians for Justice Education Fund (CFJ) is a statewide grassroots organization that combines a youth-centered approach with educational campaigning and policy reform, leading to equitable school funding and ending the school-to-prison pipeline. CFJ focuses on racial justice and building power with low-income youth and families of color in four regions of California: Fresno, Lo…
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CANGRESS dba Los Angeles Community Action Network
Los Angeles, CA | west
Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) helps people dealing with poverty create and discover opportunities, while serving as a vehicle to ensure they have voice, power and opinion in the decisions that are directly affecting them. The mission of LA CAN is to help people dealing with poverty create & discover opportunities, while serving as a vehicle to ensure they have voice, power…
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Causa Justa :: Just Cause
Oakland, CA | west
Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) is a multi-racial, grassroots organization building community leadership to achieve justice for low-income San Francisco and Oakland residents. CJJC engages in local grassroots organizing for the rights of low-income people of color most directly impacted by current inequities. CJJC actively promotes the political consciousness of our members, encouraging them…
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Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
Jurupa Valley, CA | west
Founded in 1993, the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) engages in leadership development and base-building. As a progressive, multi-issue organization, its emphasis is to unite people using environmental justice to create social change. CCAEJ develops community-based leadership and builds long-term community capacity in neighborhoods overburdened by the negative effects o…
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Center on Policy Initiatives
San Diego, CA | west
The Center on Policy Initiatives is a nonprofit research and advocacy center dedicated to the interests of working people in the San Diego region. Through research, community organizing and public education, we seek policy changes that promote economic justice and strengthen the middle class. CPI works to end working poverty by building a fair economy in which good jobs with healthcare covera…
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Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño
Fresno, CA | west
Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO) was created in 1993 to serve indigenous migrant communities from Mexico residing in California. CBDIO encourages families to develop their leadership skills and advocate for improved economic and social well-being. Because CBDIO provides space for families to come together and receive support, it is at the forefront of issues…
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Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA | west
A multi-ethnic coalition of community organizations and individuals, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) advances the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in the City of Los Angeles by fostering greater understanding of immigrants and issues that affect them and providing a neutral space for discussion and for immigrants to come together and become better a…
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Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
San Francisco, CA | west
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth is a member-led, multiracial community organization that builds the leadership and policy advocacy capacity of low-income families in the Southeast section of San Francisco. Over the last 30 years, Coleman has become the leading voice for low to moderate income youth and families in San Francisco. Through grassroots leadership development, youth…
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Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Los Angeles, CA | west
Community Coalition works to help transform the social and economic conditions in South LA that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy. Community Coalition was started by community leaders, including U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass, as a non-profit organization in 1990 in respo…
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Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE)
San Bernardino, CA | west
Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE) is a faith- and community-based organization that develops the capacity of religious and lay leaders and families in San Bernardino and Riverside counties to protect and revitalize the communities where they live, work, and worship. Founded in 2008 by a small group of passionate, progressive, and proactive clergy, lay, and community lead…
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Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norte América (COFEM)
Los Angeles, CA | west
COFEM is a community-based umbrella organization comprised of groups of people who share ideas and participate in efforts to create opportunities for Latino immigrants in North America, specifically in California. The overarching purpose of the organization is to ensure equality of opportunity for members of the Latino community. COFEM represents 15 organizations (or “federations”), which…
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East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
Oakland, CA | west
East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) has been building successful cross-sector coalitions and alliances since 1999, winning policies and reforms that secure better economic and health outcomes for the East Bay’s low-income workers, their families and communities. EBASE develops healthy neighborhoods, lifts up low-wage workers, advances immigrants’ workplace rights, promotes civic …
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East Bay Community Foundation
Oakland, CA | west
The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF), founded in 1928, is the oldest community foundation in the Bay Area of California and serves the residents and communities of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Its mission is to attract philanthropy in the East Bay by leveraging its assets to support low-income, underserved, and under-represented people and communities. EBCF is a leading resource for mobili…
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Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Oakland, CA | west
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC), named for a heroine of the civil rights movement, was founded in 1996 to advance racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income and people of color. By engaging low-income families and current and formerly incarcerated youth and adults, EBC is building a movement for justice reinvestment: the reallocation of resources away f…
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Environmental Health Coalition
National City, CA | west
Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) is one of the oldest and most effective grassroots organizations in the United States, using social change strategies to achieve environmental justice. EHC is dedicated to achieving environmental and social justice. It believes that justice is accomplished by empowered communities acting together to make social change. It organizes and advocates to protect…
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Fresno Center for New Americans
Fresno, CA | west
Fresno Center for New Americans (FCNA) was established in 1991 to provide health, employment and naturalization services to refugees and new American citizens. FCNA has been recognized by local, county, and state governments, as well as other organizations, for its positive contribution to the new American community and for reaching populations that are often inaccessible. FCNA employs a culturally …
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InnerCity Struggle
Los Angeles, CA | west
Founded in 1994 to promote safe, healthy and non-violent communities in the Eastside, InnerCity Struggle organizes youth and families in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights to work together for social and educational justice. The organization seeks to improve the quality of public education, advocate for economic development that is accountable to the commun…
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Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA)
Los Angeles, CA | west
Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California’s (IDEPSCA) mission is to create a more humane and democratic society through leadership development and educational programs for immigrant families and workers using popular education methods. In 1984, a group of students and parents met in Pasadena’s Central Park to confront racism, educational inequalities and the lack of affordable housin…
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Khmer Girls in Action
Long Beach, CA | west
Khmer Girls in Action began in 1997 as HOPE for Girls, a Cambodian young women’s reproductive health and empowerment project. Throughout their involvement, members began to recognize their needs extended beyond reproductive health education and empowerment.  Through conversation and strategic planning by members and adult allies, Khmer Girls in Action was created with a mission to contribute to t…
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Labor/Community Strategy Center
Los Angeles, CA | west
The Labor Community Strategy Center is a think tank for regional, national and international movement building, founded in 1989 and based in the 10 million-person world city of Los Angeles. Its 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, gl…
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Latino Center for Prevention and Action in Health and Welfare dba Latino Health Access
Santa Ana, CA | west
Latino Health Access (LHA) provides tools and trainings that civically engage low-income families, and delivers culturally appropriate health-related services and programming that creates positive, concrete change for low-income families living in Orange County, California. In 1993, LHA was the first organization in Orange County to embark on a place-based strategy involving families in civic engage…
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Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
Los Angeles, CA | west
Founded in 1993, LAANE is recognized as a national leader in the effort to address the challenges of working poverty, inadequate health care and polluted communities. Combining a vision of social justice with a practical approach to social change, LAANE has helped set in motion a broad movement to transform conditions in Los Angeles and beyond. For the past 15 years, LAANE has been in the for…
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Marin County Grassroots Leadership Network dba Marin Grassroots
San Rafael, CA | west
Started as a project of Marin Community Foundation (MCF), Grassroots Leadership Network emerged as an organization in 1995 due to the vision of community activists, organizers and service providers who recognized the need for an organization aimed at empowering the voiceless in local communities. In 1998 Marin Grassroots gained 501(c)(3) status and since has emerged as a community-based organization…
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Parent Institute for Quality Education
National City, CA | west
The Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) seeks to enhance the academic performance of children in order to improve the social and economic well-being of low-income families in California. PIQE began in 1987 as a result of discussions with parents of a predominantly Latino elementary school in the San Diego area. The school community was interested in addressing the conditions that pr…
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Radio Bilingüe, Inc.
Fresno, CA | west
Radio Bilingüe (RB), founded in 1976, broadcasts trusted sources of information and programming by and for the growing national Latino community. For years, RB served as the only Latino-controlled community radio station in Fresno, California, and it is currently the only national Latino public broadcasting network. RB leads public broadcasting’s production of national Latino‐oriented news and …
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San Diego LGBT Community Center
San Diego, CA | west
The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.…
San Diego LGBT Community Center Project: Engage San Diego
San Diego, CA | west
A new vision of collaboration has come to fruition in the San Diego region! Beginning in 2010, local area leaders in civil rights, social justice, health and environmental organizations have worked together to bring to life a nonprofit network focused on nonpartisan civic engagement. This new network is called Engage San Diego. Drawing on examples …
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Silicon Valley De-Bug
San Jose, CA | west
Silicon Valley De-Bug (De-Bug) is led and run by communities of color to build the leadership of youth, people of color, low-income families, immigrants, and incarcerated individuals and their loved ones through media production, community organizing, and policy work. It advocates for justice for all families and its overarching mission is to ensure families are front and center in initiating and be…
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Strategic Actions for a Just Economy
Los Angeles, CA | west
Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE) envisions a society where economic benefits and opportunities are equitably distributed and where workers and tenants have rights and decision making power. This requires a change in public and corporate policies so that they provide a concrete economic benefit for families. Since its founding in 1996, SAJE has worked to create models of a replicable and s…
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Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education
Los Angeles, CA | west
SCOPE combines community organizing, leadership development, strategic alliance building, research, training and capacity building, and policy advocacy to build a powerful movement for social and economic justice at the local, state and national levels. Local and Regional Organizing: Members, member-leaders, and strategic allies are consistently engaged in shaping and driving our local and re…
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Urban Habitat
Oakland, CA | west
Founded in 1989, Urban Habitat builds bridges among and between environmentalists, social justice advocates, government leaders and the business community to promote regional smart growth and equitable development. UH advances its mission by 1) producing research and analysis that explores and reframes emerging issues; 2) convening forums that foster dialogue among diverse constituencies; 3) creatin…
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W. Haywood Burns Institute
San Francisco, CA | west
The W. Haywood Burns Institute addresses the needs of poor youth and young people of color, their families, and communities by specifically targeting over-representation in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. As a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization, its mission is to protect and improve the lives of youth of color, poor youth and the well-being of their communities by re…
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Working Partnerships USA
San Jose, CA | west
Working Partnerships USA (WPUSA) is an independently funded social change organization founded by labor and community groups that equips everyday people to participate and win in developing a fair and free society. Since its founding in 1995, WPUSA has tackled issues directly affecting working people and their families by building their capacity and ability to effectively represent their own …
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YMCA of Greater Long Beach Community Development Branch
Long Beach, CA | west
The YMCA of Greater Long Beach was founded in 1884 to unite people of all ages, ethnic groups and affiliations in a common effort to promote youth development, healthy lifestyles and social responsibility. Its Downtown Community Development Branch was established to activate the lowest-income communities in Long Beach by providing quality, innovative programs that instill values in young peop…