Join us in congratulating our youngest staff member, Daniel Mendoza, on receiving the Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award from the Marguerite Casey Foundation. He encourages all of us to never give up and find inspiration in everything we do. Please see the interview of Daniel discussing his work and why he continues to work[…]
Video created by Educate The Block Hood Report, a media justice component of CURYJ’s Homies 4 Justice leadership program. CURYJ sent a delegation to Standing Rock in October where staff members and young people prayerfully and peacefully joined the other Water Protectors to defend land, life, and water. As the repression intensified, we saw the parallels[…]
Watch and share video of Executive Director, George Galvis talking about why Prop 57 is so important to Californians.
Our action to Ban the Box at the Port of Oakland last week was featured in the East Bay Express! We are demanding the end of discriminatory hiring practices so that formerly incarcerated people be treated fairly when seeking employment. Stand with us! Please read the full article and if you are interested in supporting[…]
Congratulations to the 2016 Courage Award Recipients! Robert Castro | Jimmy Simmons & Chuy Ortiz Spiritual Warrior Award Dignidad Rebelde | Piri Thomas & Suzie Dod Thomas Cultural Activist Award Mireya Smith-Mojica | Betita Martinez Young Warriors Rising Award Juan “Oso” Cervantes | Betita Martinez Young Warrior Rising Award Arthur “Tha” League | Ronald Elder[…]
Staff member and Life Coach, John Jones wrote a powerful Op-Ed about why youth prisons don’t work. Read Full Story Here
Read about CURYJ Board Member, Frankie Guzman’s unlikely journey from the California Youth Authority to becoming an attorney and advocate who helped write Proposition 57. Read article here
Come see the documentary film of the story of Christian, a young man that was tried as an adult at the age of fourteen. Our sister organization, Silicon Valley De-Bug, has followed his journey through California’s court system. The film will open your eyes on just how flawed our juvenile justice system is. Time: 5pm[…]
We were honored to work with Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza of Dignidad Rebelde on a special poster and invitation commemorating 5 Years of CURYJ. It captures the spirit of our community and the essence of our work. The poster will be available the evening of the event October 13th. Please use this link to learn[…]
Donate to CURYJ via this website for the East Bay Gives day on May 3rd and help us win prizes to support our programs for youth!