$30,000 / 2010, 2011
2135 Clarke Avenue
East Palo Alto, California 94303
Annie Loya, Director
Founded in1994, Youth United for Community Action (YUCA) is a grassroots community organization created, led and run by young people of color from low-income communities. YUCA primarily focuses on issues of social and environmental justice. A central focus of its work is enabling its members to expand their personal and community goals, taking greater control of their lives and working with other young people to take control of their community. YUCA also partners with its local continuation high school to provide a six-week series of political education workshops to high school aged youth most at risk of dropping out. Hazen’s $30,000 core grants in 2010 and 2011 will support YUCA’s base-building and campaigns for environmental and social justice.