AMP: Grassroots²

San Francisco, CA

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Vision: Following in the footsteps of Ella Baker, EBCHR organizes with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make communities safe, healthy, and strong through engaging in a process of truth and reinvestment.

Impact: EBCHR has helped close 5 out of 8 CA youth prisons and helped usher in an 85% reduction in the youth prison population; secured millions of dollars for reentry programs and services; created CA. first-ever support and advocacy network for over 1,400 families of incarcerated youth amongst much else.