CEJA Member and Partner Organizations
Asian Pacific Environmental Network remains one of the few organizations in the country explicitly developing the leadership and power of low-income APA immigrant and refugee communities. APEN is building new models of development, land use, and resource allocation in Richmond and Oakland, and across the state, to promote healthy, green, just communities as long-term solutions to eliminate health and economic disparities for low-income API immigrant and refugee communities and low-income communities of color.
Communities for a Better Environment works in low-income Latino and African American communities in Oakland, Richmond, Wilmington and Huntington Park. CBE combines community organizing, science-based advocacy, and legal intervention into a uniquely effective single strategy to successfully impact change in these target communities and develop campaigns to address health hazards in the community.
Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice works with Latino residents in the Inland Valley areas of Riverside and San Bernardino, including unincorporated areas. CCAEJ is implementing a community-driven program that focuses on intervening in the extreme exposure through a multi-agency task force and revitalizing the community through a food justice, recreation equity and community land-use planning process that brings in green jobs, grocery stores with fresh food and produce, parks and recreational facilities.
Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment works with Latino and immigrant communities in the San Joaquin Valley, including unincorporated, rural areas. CRPE’s strategies include incubating community organizations, training leaders to identify community needs, and empowering them to achieve their goals.
Environmental Health Coalition works to improve the well-being of families and children in low-income communities of color in the San Diego/Tijuana region. EHC’s integrated approach engages residents in meaningful civic participation. Through organizing, advocacy and leadership training, residents are empowered to determine their visions for their neighborhoods and achieve public policies that reflect their desired changes.
People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER) organizes Latino immigrant families to address environmental injustices and implement solutions to achieve healthy, sustainable communities. PODER works in San Francisco’s Mission, Excelsior, and southeastern neighborhoods. PODER uses a mix of community-based campaigns and projects, with collaboration from a wide range of partners such as other neighborhood-based organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions, to achieve change.
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) builds grassroots power to invoke social, economic and environmental justice for the people of California’s Central Coast Region through policy research, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy. CAUSE defines the Central Coast Region as the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito.
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability based in the San Joaquin and East Coachella Valley mobilizes community voices, advocates for sound policies, and eradicates injustice to promote equal access to opportunity regardless of race, income, and place.
Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles represents over 5,000 physician and health advocates in Southern California and works to protect public health from nuclear threats and environmental toxins by informing the medical community and policymakers about safer practices that strengthen engagement in meaningful public health and environmental advocacy.
Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE) builds grassroots power to create social and economic justice for low-income, female, immigrant, black, and brown communities in Los Angeles. To do this, SCOPE organizes communities, develops leaders, collaborates through strategic alliances, builds capacity through training programs, and educates South LA’s residents to have an active role in shaping policies that affect the quality of life in our region.