Homies 4 Justice


Homies 4 Justice (H4J) is a paid internship program of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) that trains systems impacted, Oakland youth and young adults, ages 14-20, to become community leaders and agents of change. Homies 4 Justice provides job training, community-organizing skills and culturally rooted education for the defense of our communities against system violence and injustice. 

Youth impacted by incarceration, probation, foster care and crimmigration are encouraged to apply to Homies 4 Justice Internship. Contact Marlene Sanchez at msanchez@curyj.org

H4J Internships offer:

  • Job skills training
  • Leadership development
  • Community organizing skills and experience
  • Pathways to college and employment, including college tours
  • Build new relationships and expand your social network
  • Resume building
  • Paid Stipend

Program Structure:

  • Weekly work sessions
  • Community engagements
  • Camping trip
  • Youth advocacy day: Sacramento state capitol
  • Plan and organize a youth-led community action project
  • Program completion certificate and ceremony