History was made today!

For more than 15 years, youth organizers and the Liberty Hill Community have been advocating for youth development, not youth […]

Thanks to Communities of Color, this is a Moment of Opportunity, Solidarity and Hope

This is truly a momentous win for our democracy, for representation and for a new narrative about the communities too […]

California Youth Justice Advocates Applaud Historic Step Towards Ending Youth Incarceration 

Governor Newsom Signs Landmark Legislation After Decades-Long Push By Formerly Incarcerated Leaders, Advocates California youth advocates applauded Governor Gavin Newsom […]

Spotlight: Jai Phillips and the Ready to Rise Initiative

Jai Phillips, Youth Development Program Officer at California Community Foundation, talks about the Ready to Rise Initiative and its annual […]

Reimagining Juvenile Detention Facilities in California Can Heal Our Youth

After generations of warehousing young people in failed detention facilities more suited to punishment than rehabilitation, we now have an […]

Californians Support Transforming CA’s Approach to Youth Behavior and Accountability

By Israel Villa, Deputy Director at the California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice (CAYCJ) As a young student, school […]

L.A. County voters to decide whether to divert millions to social services and racial justice

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a measure Tuesday to let voters decide whether to boost spending on […]

California Endowment launches $225 million racial equity effort

The California Endowment has announced a ten-year, $225 million commitment in support of Black-led organizing, activism, and advocacy in California. The commitment […]