Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

http://ellabakercenter.org

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights: $75,000 for one year.

The Ella Baker Center (EBC) is a uses community organizing and advocacy as tools to end mass incarceration and redirect resources away from punishment systems to schools and communities. Over the last year EBC examined the impacts of mass incarceration on families and convinced the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to establish a $3 million Community Capacity Fund to strengthen community-based programs that serve young and older adults in the justice system. In the coming year, EBC seeks to redirect a small sub-account of realignment dollars from jail maintenance and expansion to restorative justice programs and to explore employment opportunities and supports for system-involved families in Alameda County.