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The Center for Peace and Social Justice

Los Angeles, CA
Joined in August 2011

About Us

The Center for Peace and Social Justice is a grassroots social movement that seeks to create change through community building and empowerment. It is a movement based upon a diverse mixture of values and principles borrowed from all cultures around the globe. These values and principles are at the root of almost all religions and philosophies and will remain a constant theme in the Center’s mission and work.

Mission: To empower the poor and disenfranchised by initiating community building through cooperation (rather than competition).

  1. The Center for Peace and Social Justice (CPSJ) serves as a community hub to foster positive change within economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Community issues and conflicts are discussed openly, and resolutions are acquired through cooperation and democracy.

The CPSJ also serves as a staging area for constituents prior to the day’s duties in the community.

  1. The focal point of the CPSJ is community building and sustainable (socially and environmentally) development. Therefore, we believe it is imperative to foster each by enabling disadvantaged neighborhoods to acquire their own community gardens and farmers markets.

By removing isolating fences, we are able to bring people together to share resources for the common good of the neighborhood. Participants learn and practice sustainable agricultural techniques that produce 100 % organic fruits and vegetables. Constituents are also taught the importance of water and land conservation, and not only learn, but also implement techniques to achieve each.

  1. Utilizing the “bottom up” approach, community members are organized into subgroups based upon their desired job skills and trade sets.

Each group is guided through a sixteen week course* which

provides each constituent the skills needed to form a Mutual

Benefit Corporation 501(c)(6) with their peers after instruction

concludes.

Each Mutual Benefit Corporation is observed and guided over

the course of a year. At which time a determination is made

in regard to future assistance by the Center for Peace and Social

Justice.

  • The length of each course varies depending on the chosen path of

each constituent. For example, the agricultural course is shorter

than the sewing course.

  1. The Disadvantaged Veterans Carwash and Transitional Home is specifically designed to cater to the social issues revolving around veterans of the United States military.

The program provides disadvantaged veterans with sustainable work/income while generating revenue to fund the operation of the veterans home.

The Veterans Home allows former service members the opportunity to transition back into civilian life by providing them the necessary tools needed to find a home and suitable employment. The Veterans Home provides assistance to those seeking compensation and or pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans are also encouraged to participate in community projects.

The CPSJ places an emphasis on egalitarianism & cooperation, and seeks to build a culturally diverse organization that recognizes all gender, religious, ethnic, sexual, and political groups.

The Center for Peace and Social Justice is a grassroots social movement that seeks to create change through community building and empowerment. It is a movement based upon a diverse mixture of values and principles borrowed from all…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Family

Location

  • Los Angeles, CA

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