$30,000 / 2010, 2011
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 317
Oakland, California 94612
Jeremy Lahoud, Executive Director
Californians for Justice (CFJ) is a statewide grassroots organization working to build the power of communities that have been pushed to the margins of the political process. Since 1995 CFJ has organized youth, immigrants, low-income people and communities of color in order to improve their social, economic and political conditions. CFJ leads the Campaign for Quality Education (CQE), a statewide alliance of organizations working for equality and improved conditions in California public schools. The CQE won a two year delay to the implementation of the High School Exit Exam and fought for an index to measure the quality of education in every school. Hazen’s $30,000 grants in 2010 and 2011 will support CFJ’s youth leadership development efforts and school-site and district-level student organizing campaigns, as well as the statewide campaign, “100 Percent Prepared for College and Career,” which is part of the statewide Campaign for Quality Education alliance.