Check out KIPP SoCal's curated list of local and national community-centric organizations that bring positive change and fight against racism.
Fridays for Future
Fridays for Future is a youth-led and -organized global climate strike movement caring for the planet and each other. Along with other groups across the world, Fridays for Future is part of a hopeful new wave of change, inspiring millions of people to take action on ensuring climate justice and equity, plus more. Interested in joining the movement to build a better future, visit fridaysforfuture.org.
East Los Angeles Women's Center
The East Los Angeles Women’s Center aims to ensure that women, girls and their families live in a place of safety, health, and personal well-being, free from violence and abuse, with equal access to necessary health services and social support. To learn more about ELAWC’s culturally-responsive, trauma-informed services designed to heal and empower communities, visit www.elawc.org.
Pedagogy of Resistance
Pedagogy of Resistance is committed to supporting educators by providing free social justice-focused curriculum resources that center the voices and experiences of those that have been traditionally silenced and erased in classrooms. To help diversify the literary canon and shift the narrative, go to pedagogyofresistance.org.
Zinn Education Project
The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in classrooms across the country. For more than ten years, the Zinn Education Project has introduced students to an “accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history.” Interested in free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme and grade level? Visit www.zinnedproject.org.
Simply The Basics
Simply The Basics, a nonprofit and KIPP SoCal partner — provides basic hygiene to people, communities, and organizations — in efforts to build healthier communities and stronger homeless programs overall. They have also launched the first large-scale Hygiene Bank in the nation so that communities always have access to basic essentials. To learn about their impact, visit Simply The Basics.
STOMP Out Bullying™
STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQIA+ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. To learn more, check out stompoutbullying.org.
UnidosUS, is the nation’s largest nonpartisan Latino civil rights and advocacy organization. Since 1968, they have elevated the voices of Latinos in civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing. To help create a world without barriers for Latinos to reach their fullest potential, visit UnidosUS.
OUT for Safe Schools®
The LA LGBT Center’s OUT for Safe Schools® program, implemented at KIPP SoCal, transforms school campuses into communities of support and safety for LGBTQ+ students. As part of the program, team members voluntarily wear OUT for Safe Schools® badges displaying their willingness to talk to students and parents about LGBTQ concerns. Learn more about their awareness campaign.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Since 1983, their mission has been to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and create a more equitable and harmonious society. For more about their services, visit advancingjustice-la.org.
GrowingGreat is a nonprofit organization that strives to empower children to make healthy food choices through their hands-on science and garden education. They have been a Los Angeles pioneer in school garden programs since 1999. Learn more about our community partner’s hands-on nutrition, garden, STEM and literacy bilingual education at growinggreat.org.
YWCA of the Harbor Area
The YWCA of the Harbor Area is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Since 1918, through advocacy and local programming, they’ve helped create real change for women, families, and communities. Find out about their programs ranging from food distribution, Racial Justice, to Second Chances, and more at ywcaharbor.org.
Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles
Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles (CBMLA) is a non-profit that unites African American men to support and empower youths and advocate for the betterment of communities. CBMLA provides community leadership opportunities and encourages education as a first priority. Visit cbmla.org to learn more about their commitment to the social, emotional, academic, and psychological development of African American youth.
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is the largest Latinx-oriented, family services organization in the United States that provides high-quality social services and programs to communities in need — while preserving the pride, values and heritage of the Mexican American culture. Check out their programs in early childhood education and family services, job training, and more at www.maof.org.
Revolution Foods, a KIPP SoCal partner, is on a mission to build healthy eaters by making kid-inspired, chef-crafted meals and snacks made with high-quality ingredients for communities across the nation, as part of The Child and Adult Food Care Program. To learn more about the healthy food revolution that’s delivering 2 million meals/week nationwide, go to Revolution Foods.
When We All Vote
When We All Vote is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to change the culture around voting using a data-driven and multifaceted approach to close the race and age voting gap. To make sure you are registered and ready to vote, visit When We All Vote where you can also find voting resources and learn more about your voting rights.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest civil rights organization with a mission to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the well-being of all persons. Participate in the 2020 Virtual March on Washington taking place August 27-28, 2020.
Teaching Tolerance helps teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy. They provide free resources that emphasizes on social justice and anti-bias to educators — teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners — who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Tolerance is harmony in difference, to learn more visit Teaching Tolerance.
Color of Change
Color of Change is the largest online racial justice organization in the country. They help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, they move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. Join their movement.
Marsha P. Johnson Institute
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people. MPJI organizes, advocates, creates an intentional community to heal, develops transformative leadership, and promotes collective power to eradicate systemic, community, and physical violence that silences the transgender community from actualizing freedom, joy, and safety. For more information, check out MPJI.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter is a global human rights movement whose mission is to eradicate systemic racism and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for all Black lives striving for freedom, liberation and justice.
To learn more, visit the BLM-LA Chapter.