Tag Archives: justice

CURYJ Is Helping Once Incarcerated Youth Find ‘Their Voice and Power’ Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

By age 17, Xochtil Larios had experienced the foster care system, homelessness, and incarceration in juvenile hall for “like my […more…]

AAPI Heritage Month Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants

Mayor Shen Thao’s office nominated CERI staff member Sophal Yin as an honoree for the AAPI Heritage Month for the […more…]

Blessing Ceremony Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants

On April 11, 2023, CERI officially opened the doors at our new office on Grand Ave in Oakland. We marked […more…]

Healing Trauma with Refugee Youth Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants

Kanley Souet-Pich was familiar with the struggles of refugees as a young mother living in Oakland in 2019. Born in […more…]

Building a World Beyond Incarceration for Bay Area Youth Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Alex Diaz, 26, first encountered the youth organizing and community building nonprofit Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ, pronounced […more…]

Welcoming the Stranger: Helping Refugees Build a New Life Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay

Every week, JFCS East Bay resettles three to four refugee families, the majority of whom have been arriving from Afghanistan […more…]

Mona Sinha’s Journey to Gender Justice Mona Sinha’s Journey to Gender Justice

It’s a long way from Calcutta (now called Kolkata) for Mona Sinha, Board Chair of Women Moving Millions. Growing up […more…]

Together We Can Change Lives Community Action Marin

The work we’re doing to advance racial and economic justice across the county is about inspiring hope and transforming lives. […more…]

CURYJ’s Young People Are Leading the Movement to Reimagine Public Safety Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

CURYJ youth are organizing for a future free from policing and incarceration. Xochtil Larios, our Youth Justice Program Associate and […more…]

Turning Trauma into Resilience for Oakland’s Vibrant Community Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants

When a flood of Afghan refugees began arriving in the Bay Area this fall, their plight was immediately understood by […more…]

Bringing Environmental Justice Home Bringing Environmental Justice Home

Rhea Suh spent years working for both the Hewlett and the Packard foundations here in the Bay Area before setting […more…]

Philanthropy’s ‘Jerry Maguire’ May Just Change the Game Philanthropy’s ‘Jerry Maguire’ May Just Change the Game

Lateefah Simon is on a roll. An eloquent and rapid speaker, she expounds on how philanthropy needs to change, how […more…]

‘What Good Is a Platform if You Don’t Use It for Good?’ ‘What Good Is a Platform if You Don’t Use It for Good?’

I have known CNN host Lisa Ling for nearly a decade now. I never saw her as anything but a […more…]

Investing With an Eye Toward Equity Investing With an Eye Toward Equity

As president and CEO of the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF), James W. Head has steered the nearly 100-year-old institution […more…]

Transforming the Lives of Formerly Incarcerated Youth through Healing and Justice Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Unbroken. Uncompromising. Unapologetic. Those three words, says George Galvis, succinctly describe the character of the Bay Area youth leadership and […more…]

Telling Truth Through Theater Crowded Fire Theater

What do the hit shows Tony and Black Monday have in common? They feature writers – Dipika Guha and Christina Anderson – who got […more…]