Emerging Organizers Fellowship Organizations


Alianza Coachella Valley - Coachella, CA
Alianza’s mission is to transform the socio-economic conditions of the Coachella Valley so that people in all communities have opportunities to prosper. We envision one vibrant, healthy, and thriving Coachella Valley where people have a seat at the table for decisions that affect their daily lives.


Act for Women & Girls - Tulare County, CA
Our mission is to engage women of all ages in leadership opportunities that will promote social and personal change. ACT for Women and Girls is committed to eradicating the oppression that lies deep in the roots of Tulare County and its surrounding Central Valley region. ACT has created a movement of social justice leaders who raise their voices to impact our community, state and nation.


Black Parallel School Board - Sacramento, CA
The Black Parallel School Board (BPSB) is a community organization developed to work parallel to the Sacramento City Unified District Board of Education. Its major responsibility is to support the educational growth and achievement of Black students.


Building Healthy Communities - Del Norte/Tribal Lands - Del Norte,  CA
The Del Norte and Tribal Lands BHC site is growing leaders that are transforming the places that shape our children, our neighborhoods and schools. Our goal is to ensure that 100 percent of DNATL youth learn to build skills and make positive changes in their community while connected to meaningful relationships and a resilient network of support by 2023. There are three main focuses - Youth Organizing, Trauma Informed Healing, & Youth Media.


California Native Vote Project - Statewide CA
The California Native Vote Project seeks to create historic advancements in Native American voter engagement and registration in California. We want to achieve equity for Native American peoples and increase our communities’ political participation throughout the state by registering thousands of voters for upcoming elections.


Californians for Justice - Oakland, San Jose, Fresno, Long Beach,  CA
Californians for Justice is a statewide grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBTQ communities.  Led by students, we organize to advance educational justice and improve our social, economic, and political conditions.


California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance - Statewide CA
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.


Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth - San Francisco,  CA
Coleman Advocates believes that all children and families deserve access to high quality education, living wage jobs, family-supporting benefits, affordable housing, and a voice in the decisions that affect us. Coleman currently focuses on building more effective, equitable, and supportive public schools in San Francisco and beyond. Our organizational model combines the development of rigorous policy proposals and implementation plans with deep community engagement and leadership development involving youth and parents.


Chinese Progressive Association - San Francisco,  CA
Founded in 1972, the Chinese Progressive Association educates, organizes and empowers the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.


Dolores Huerta Foundation - Kern County, CA
Our mission is to create a network of organized healthy communities pursuing social justice through systemic and structural transformation. DHF creates leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, civic engagement, and policy advocacy in the following priority areas: Health & Environment, Education & Youth Development, Economic Development.


Faith in the Valley - Kern County, CA
Faith in the Valley believes that by coming together as a region, we can leverage investment in our communities across the Valley, dramatically impact policies that benefit the most vulnerable members of our region, and build the power we need to make the Central Valley a place where all people can have safe and healthy lives.
Our Kern leaders have been working diligently to end the school to prison pipeline and keep restorative justice on the forefront. We are advocating for more diverse hiring of police officers, implicit bias training and greater accountability and transparency, including advancing investigation and review of deadly force.


Fathers & Families of San Joaquin - Stockton, CA
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin promotes the cultural, spiritual, economic and social renewal of the most vulnerable families in Stockton and the greater San Joaquin Valley. It is the vision of Fathers & Families to promote strong and healthy families and communities where children and youth are nurtured and fathers are engaged. FFSJ defines "healthy communities" as safe, strong and resourceful; treats individuals and families equitably and honestly; promotes positive family images and recognizes family strengths; and creates opportunities for individuals and families to achieve health, wellness and their human potential.


Gender & Sexualities Alliance Network - Statewide CA
GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.


InnerCity Struggle - Boyle Heights, CA
We organize to build a safer, healthier and thriving Eastside for all. Our mission is to build a powerful and an influential movement of youth and families on the Eastside of Los Angeles to promote healthy, safe and nonviolent communities. The Eastside is comprised of the communities of Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights.


Khmer Girls in Action - Long Beach, CA
Khmer Girls in Action is a community-based organization whose mission is to build a progressive and sustainable Long Beach community that works for gender, racial and economic justice led by Southeast Asian young women. Our vision is a safe, healthy and just world where all people are free from oppression and are able to determine their lives and communities.


Leadership Counsel - Kern County, CA
Leadership Counsel fundamentally shifts the dynamics that have created the stark inequality that impacts California’s low income, rural regions. Based in the San Joaquin and Eastern Coachella Valleys, we work alongside the most impacted communities to advocate for sound policy and eradicate injustice to secure equal access to opportunity regardless of wealth, race, income, and place. Through community organizing, research, legal representation, and policy advocacy, we impact land use and transportation planning, shift public investment priorities, guide environmental policy, and promote the provision of basic infrastructure and services.


Loud for Tomorrow/CRPE - Delano, CA
Loud for Tomorrow aims to create an environment where youth can exercise their own voice and power through civic engagement, advocacy, & community well-being.


Mid City CAAN - San Diego, CA
Mid-City Community Advocacy Network is a community collaborative based in City Heights, a dense and diverse urban community of about 95,000 people living within a 6.5 square mile area of San Diego. Our mission is to create a safe, productive, and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing.


Resilience Orange County - Santa Ana, CA
The mission of Resilience Orange County is to promote resilient youth leaders that engage in the critical work of building youth-oriented institutions in Orange County. We are a youth oriented institution that works towards social-systemic transformation while promoting healing, trauma-informed and culturally relevant practices that are inclusive of all members of the community. Resilience O.C. envisions resilient youth, thriving communities of color and a transformative movement.


RYSE Center - Richmond, CA
RYSE creates safe spaces grounded in social justice for young people to love, learn, educate, heal, and transform lives and communities. We envision a movement led by young people that ensures dignity for youth, their families, and communities. Programming at RYSE is anchored in the belief that young people have the lived knowledge and expertise to identify, prioritize, and direct the activities and services necessary to thrive.


Sacramento BHC Youth Team - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Building Healthy Communities (BHC) encompasses many diverse communities in the South Sacramento area, working together to change the way we live- for the better. We are inclusive of ALL community members and value differences in cultures, traditions, ideas, beliefs, needs and expectations, and views these differences as a resource for improving communities.Sacramento Building Healthy Communities encompasses all of the neighborhoods shown on the map below. Working to meet each other and change the way we live – for the better.


True North Organizing Network - Northern Tribal Lands, CA
True North Organizing Network develops leadership in communities with common values across Tribal Lands, Del Norte, and Humboldt Counties. True North supports families, elders, youth, and individuals of diverse faith traditions, races, cultures, and economic capacities working together for powerful change. United, using the power of relationships and a disciplined community organizing model, True North leaders are courageously challenging social, economic, and environmental injustice in our region.


Urban Peace Movement - Oakland, CA
Urban Peace Movement (UPM) builds youth leadership in Oakland to transform the culture and social conditions that lead to community violence & mass incarceration in communities of color. UPM’s model of “Healing-Centered Youth Organizing” supports young people to feel self-confident & hopeful while empowering them to work for healing, social justice, and a brighter future for all!!


Fresno Barrios Unidos/Womxn Empowered - Fresno, CA
Fresno Barrios Unidos transforms communities by empowering youth and families through advocacy, education, and wellness.  We are inclusive, respectful, and appreciative of the youth and families we serve.


99 Rootz/Power California - Atwater & Sanger , CA
Power California harnesses the energy of young voters of color and their families to create a state that is equitable, inclusive and just for everyone who calls California home. We are a statewide multi-racial civic engagement organization made up of on-the-ground community partners in urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the state.