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Los Angeles is a pivotal region for California Calls’ organizing work. It is the most populous county in the state and one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the United States. It’s also home to over 26% of all registered voters in California. From downtown skyscrapers to sprawling suburbs, from Hollywood to the Harbor, Los Angeles is a tale of two cities where’s there’s a large gap between the rich and the poor. It is also a tale of how organizing can succeed to bring communities together and support solutions that work.

In the LA region, California Calls’ anchors have pioneered innovative campaigns to create green jobs, improve inner city schools and make the streets safer without criminalizing the youth who call these streets home. Most importantly, these organizations have been successful in building multi-racial, multi-sector alliances with the power to win these changes and move Angelenos beyond the balkanization and racial strife which has characterized this region in years past.

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

ACCE works one-on-one with community members from San Diego to Sacramento on a variety of issues ranging from local neighborhood concerns to statewide and sometimes national policy fights. It is a statewide community organization working with thousands of members in 11 counties creating transformative change by helping ordinary citizens to organize and take action. Their areas of expertise include public education, healthcare, home foreclosures, predatory public financing, transit organizing, bank accountability and gentrification. Their geographic focus is in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Contra Costa County, San Francisco and Sacramento.

CONTACT:
3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(877) 633-9251
www.calorganize.org

 

Community Coalition

Founded in 1990, Community Coalition is best known for leading nationally recognized grassroots campaigns that include groundbreaking nuisance abatement work to close over 150 liquor stores and educational justice campaigns to transform the quality of public education. Their areas of expertise include strategic organizing, public policy advocacy, civic engagement, education, child welfare reform. They work in South Los Angeles.

CONTACT:
8101 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 750-9087
www.cocosouthla.org

 

InnerCity Struggle

InnerCity Struggle has worked with youth and community residents since 1994 to promote safe, healthy and non-violent communities in the Eastside. Their areas of expertise include education, Latino politics, civic engagement trends among people of color, youth organizing, campaign development, grassroots fundraising, strategic planning processes and coalition building. Their geographic focus is in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights.

CONTACT:
124 North Townsend Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 780-7605
www.innercitystruggle.org

 

 

Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)

SCOPE works to reduce barriers to social and economic opportunities for poor and working class communities by creating public sector jobs and training programs. The organization has identified over 34,000 voters in Los Angeles County who believe that government must invest in family supporting jobs, quality education, and clean air and water. Their areas of expertise include strategic grassroots organizing, public policy advocacy, grassroots leadership development, civic engagement, job training.

CONTACT:
1715 W. Florence Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323) 789-7920
www.scopela.org