L.A.'s social justice epicenter since 1976

Grassroots Groups We Support

  • Community Coalition works to transform the social and economic conditions in South L.A. by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy.

  • Dignity and Power Now is a grassroots organization based in Los Angeles that fights for the dignity and power of incarcerated people, their families and their communities.

  • East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) is an environmental health and justice organization working towards a safe and healthy environment for communities that are disproportionately suffering the negative impacts of industrial pollution.

  • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights advances racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color.

  • Esperanza Community Housing Corporation works to achieve comprehensive and long-term community development in the Figueroa Corridor neighborhood of South-Central Los Angeles. Community residents of all ages and ethnicities are the foundation of Esperanza’s grassroots work.