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THE ACHIEVEMENT COUNCIL
3460 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 487-3194
e-mail: equity@theachievementcouncil.org
An organization devoted to helping schools build and maintain the internal capacity to improve academic outcomes for all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, language, income or education level of parents. The organization aims to provide professional development for teachers, couselors and administrators, parent leadership development, and data analysis and data inquiry training.

ADVANCEMENT PROJECT
1545 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 989-1300
Website: www.advanceproj.com
e-mail: ap@advanceproj.org
A non-profit policy and legal action organization working to solve public sector problems. That focus on issues of equity and access with the goal of ensuring that the ladder of upward mobility extends to all Californians.
     
ACLU OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
1663 Mission Street #460
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 621-2493
Website: www.aclunc.org
email not available
Works to protect civil liberties in the northern California region through direct litigation, engaging in public education, informing the media, educating, and lobbying legislators, and organizing grass-roots activists.
     
ACLU OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
1616 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 977-9500
Website: www.aclu-sc.org
e-mail: acluinfo@aclu-sc.org
Founded to defend and secure constitutional rights and to extend them to people who have been excluded from their protection.
     
APPLIED RESEARCH CENTER
3781 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 653-3415
Website: www.arc.org
e-mail: arc@arc.org
A public policy, educational and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change.
     
ALLIANCE FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY (ABC)
350 South Bixel Street, Suite 180
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 250-0052
Website: www.afabc.org
e-mail: info@afabc.org
ABC is a coalition of various Latino organizations and individuals that came together to develop a Latino Agenda in the areas of education, health, economic opportunity and civic participation for the Los Angeles region.
     
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL CENTER
(213) 977-7500
(213) 977-7595 Fax
1145 Wilshire Blvd., Second Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Website: www.apalc.org
APALC has become the largest nonprofit organization in Southern California that provides Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and other communities with multi-lingual, culturally sensitive services and legal education. Their mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.

CADRE
3655 South Grand Ave. Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 747-1467
e-mail: info@cadre-la.org
CADRE is a grassroots campaign to solidify and advance parent leadership to ensure that all children are rightfully educated regardless of where they live. They are focused on direct parent organizing in the South Los Angeles region of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
     
CALIFORNIA ACORN
3655 S. Grand Ave. Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 747-4211
Website: www.acorn.org
email: caacornlaro@acorn.org
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low and moderate income families, with over 150,000 member families organized into 750 neighborhood chapters in more than 60 cities across the country.

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR BILINGUAL ED. (CABE)
(626) 814-4441
(626) 814-4640 Fax
16033 E. San Bernardino Road
Covina, CA 91722-3900
Website: www.bilingualeducation.org
e-mail: info@bilingualeducation.org
CABE is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1976 to promote bilingual education and quality educational experiences for all students in California.

CALIFORNIA BUDGET PROJECT (CBP)
(916) 444-0500
(916) 444-0172 Fax
1107 9th Street, Suite 310
Sacramento, CA 95814
Website: www.cbp.org
e-mail: cbp@cbp.org
The California Budget Project (CBP) serves as a resource to the media, policymakers, and state and local constituency groups seeking accurate information and analysis of a range of state policy issues. Through independent fiscal and policy analysis, public education, and collaboration with other organizations, they work to improve public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Californians.
        
CALIFORNIANS FOR JUSTICE
1611 Telegraph Ave.Suite 317
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 452-2728
Website: www.caljustice.org
e-mail: info@caljustice.org
A grassroots organization whose goal is to build power in communities of color that have been pushed to the margins of the political process. They bring communities together by leading large-scale community education efforts, training a new generation of grassroots civil rights leaders, and mobilizing public support for policy change in California.
 

CALIFORNIANS TOGETHER
525 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 983-1333
Website: www.californianstogether.org
e-mail: mario@californianstogether.org
A statewide coalition of groups of parents, teachers and education advocates and civil rights groups committed to ensuring equal access and quality education for English Learners. The coalition develops legislative policy and advocacy, promotes professional development for teachers, supports parent involvement and organizing, mounts legal challenges to erosion of civil rights protections. Member organizations include: Asian Pacific American Legal Center, California Association for Bilingual Education, California Latino Civil Rights Network, California Tomorrow, Chinese for Affirmative Action, National Council of La Raza, California Rural Legal Assistance, Parents for Unity.

CAMPAIGN FOR COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY
811 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1025
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 817-6034
Website: www.collegecampaign.org
e-mail: info@collegecampaign.org
The Campaign for College Opportunity is a new California non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization solely devoted to ensuring that the next generation of college students has the chance to go to college as promised by the Master Plan for Higher Education. The co-founders of the Campaign are the California Business Roundtable, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Community College League of California.
   
COALITON FOR EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE
1002 Doreen Place #3
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 452-3310
e-mail: caputoprl@aol.com
CEJ is an anti-racist organization of students, parents, and teachers, campaigning in Los Angeles for an end to high-stakes testing, more resources, less police, and comprehensive bilingual education.
     
COMMUNITY COALITION
8101 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 750-9087
Website: www.ccsapt.org
e-mail: sheilagh@ccsapt.org
A grassroots membership organization composed of many sectors of its South Los Angeles population. The coalition develops leaders within the community to become advocates on their own behalf, through direct action campaigns.

EQUAL JUSTICE SOCIETY
220 Sansome St. 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 288-8700
(415) 288-8787 Fax
Website: www.equaljusticesociety.org/
e-mail: info@equaljusticesociety.org
The Equal Justice Society is a national organization of scholars, advocates, and concerned individuals advancing innovative legal strategies and public policy for enduring social change.
     
INSTITUTO de EDUCACION POPULAR del SUR de CALIFORNIA
1565 West 14th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 252-2952
Website: www.idepsca.org
e-mail: infoidepsca@idepsca.org
IDEPSCA is a non-profit, community based, educational organization. Their mission is to create a more humane and democratic
society by responding to the needs and problems of disenfranchised people, specifically low-income Latina/o immgrants, through
leadership development and educational programs based on popular education methodology.
     
INNER CITY STRUGGLE
2811 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 780-7606
Website: www.innercitystruggle.org
An East Los Angeles organization that promotes safe, healthy and non-violent communities by organizing youth and families. They organize high school students to build student power with the aim of radically transforming the quality of a public education in East Los Angeles and in California.
     
JUSTICE MATTERS INSTITUTE
605 Market Street, Suite 1350
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 442-0992
Website: www.justicematters.org
e-mail: info@justicematters.org
Justice Matters Institute conducts research and policy advocacy for racial justice in education. Collaborates with community organizing and advocacy groups to help campaigns for educational change win policies that further a vision of racial justice.
     
LEAGUE OF OF WOMEN VOTERS OF CALIFORNIA
801 12th Street Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-7215
Website: www.ca.lwv.org
e-mail: lwvc@lwvc.org
A nonpartisan political organization, that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
     
LOS ANGELES METROPOLITAN IAF AFFILIATES
1545 Wishire Blvd. Suite 328
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 273-8420
Website: www.industrialareasfoundation.org
e-mail: iaf@industrialareasfoundation.org
IAF is non-ideological and non-partisan. The organization is commited to building political power and a political base within the sector of religious congregations, labor locals, homeowner groups, parents ssociations, settlement houses, immigrant societies and schools.
     
LOS ANGELES URBAN LEAGUE
3450 Mount Vernon Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323)299-9660
Website: www.laul.org
e-mail: bcarter@laul.org
The mission of the Los Angeles Urban League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through advocacy activities, and the provision of programs and direct community services, policy analysis, community mobilization, and coalition building in the Los Angeles region.
     
MALDEF
634 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 629-2512
Website: www.maldef.org
A nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution. Through advocacy, community education, and collaboration with other groups, MALDEF aims to foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of Latinos, and empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society.
     
NAACP of California
1315 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916)498-1898
Website: www.ca-naacp.org
e-mail: youth@naacpnet.org
The organization's objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority citizens of the U.S. and eliminate race prejudice, by removing all barriers of racial discrimination through the enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights.
     
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA
926 J Street Suite 905
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-9852
Website: www.nclr.org
A private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans. They work on capacity-building assistance to Hispanic community-based organizations,applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy on issues such as education, immigration, housing, health, employment training, and civil rights enforcement.

THE PICO CALIFORNIA PROJECT
930 Alhambra Boulevard Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 447-7959
Website: www.picocalifornia.org
e-mail: info@picocalifornia.org
PICO is the united effort of 17 California congregation-community organizations whose goal is to create new public policies and to change existing public policies through their organizing efforts.  
 
PUBLIC ADVOCATES INC.
131 Steuart Street Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 431-7430
Website: www.publicadvocates.org
e-mail: ahamilton@publicadvocates.org
A public interest law firm which aims to challenge the persistent, underlying causes and effects of poverty and discrimination and works for the empowerment of the poor and people of color. Their work includes various litigative and non-litigative strategies such as judicial and administrative actions, policy advocacy projects, multi-cultural coalition building, and community economic development.
     
SCHOOL VOICES
299 San Jose Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 469-4280
Website: www.schoolvoices.org
e-mail: postmaster@schoolvoices.org
A group of teachers and parents concerned with the direction of education in California. They discuss education issues, write letters and plan forums for public discussion in an effort to educate themselves, identify the real problems and create real solutions.
     
YOUTH TOGETHER
1611 Telegraph Suite 203
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 645-9209
Website: www.youthtogether.net
Grounded in comitment to unity, peace, and justice, Youth Together addresses the root causes of educational inequities by developing multiracial youth organizers and engaging school community allies to promote positive school change.