$15,000 / 2015
3780 Wilshire Blvd. #1200
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Manuel Criollo, Director of Organizing
Founded in 1989, the Labor/Community Strategy Center (LCSC) is a multiracial, intergenerational community based organization based in Los Angeles County working to impact local, national and international public policy and grassroots organizations and movements from a regional base. Over the last 25 years, the Center has built successful campaigns and developed publications and popular education workshops on environmental justice, civil rights, public health, mass transit, workers and immigrants’ rights, climate change and the growing criminalization of communities of color. Last year LCSC won a campaign to require ethnic studies as a high school graduation requirement and with allies, were able to secure a new school police policy to decriminalize student discipline. Over the next year, with $15,000 grant support from Hazen, LCSC will continue its Community Rights Campaign to end the pre-prison conditions inside LA Unified School District (LAUSD) end the mass incarceration and criminalization of Black and Latino communities. LCSC is an important member of the Dignity in School Campaign, Brothers Sons Selves Coalition, the Statewide Action Team on School Discipline, and other collaborative efforts for racial justice.