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CURYJ has launched a capital campaign to raise $10 million over the next three years to build out the Oscar Grant Youth Empowerment Zone. So far, the organization has raised roughly $1.2 million.
It is looking for supporters to donate to funding building costs, scaling up operations, expanding staff, and having a stronger cash reserve. Investing in the Oscar Grant Youth Empowerment Zone presents a unique opportunity to work in solidarity with local communities and state organizations in order to ensure that the cultural heritage, activism, and diversity of Fruitvale are protected and preserved.
“CURYJ works on the issues that its members identify as important in their lives and centers the young people as activist change-makers. I support CURYJ because I see that this approach is the only way to make true change and grow community power,” says Quinn Delaney, a CURYJ supporter.
Thanks to Delaney’s generosity, all gifts will be matched up to $85,000.
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Executive Director: George Galvis


CURYJ was born when our co-founders set out to defeat the Fruitvale gang injunction, a pre-emptive “restraining order” that gave cops the right to harass young people of color and strip them of their civil liberties. In the years since defeating the injunction, CURYJ has worked nonstop in coalitions and partnerships to fight against policies that criminalize youth and to craft policy that invests in our communities.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

I’m so inspired by the work that CURYJ does to bring culture and healing into the process of reimagining systems that have devastated our communities and our families. CURYJ is leading the way to make sure that systems-impacted families and young people are at the table, designing new rules for how it is that we address harm, but also how it is that our communities can be resilient, how our communities can be whole and dignified and well. If you have an opportunity, please support CURYJ’s work today.
Alicia Garza
Principal at Black Futures Lab; author of The Purpose of Power;
and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network

Key Supporters

Quinn Delaney, Founder of the Akonadi Foundation
Edgar Villanueva, Principal at Decolonizing Wealth
Project and Liberated Capital
Sam Jacobs, Resource Generation Member
Tulaine Montgomery, Co-CEO of New Profit
Norris Henderson, Executive Director of VOTE
Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand
Sierra Health Foundation
The California Endowment
San Francisco Foundation
Andrus Family Fund
California Wellness Foundation
NDN Collective
Borealis Philanthropy
Galaxy Gives