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AMP: Grassroots²

San Diego, CA

Pillars of the Community


Vision: Grounded in the Islamic faith tradition, Pillars is committed to embracing and celebrating the culture of Southeast San Diego. Pillars strives to counter the criminalization of its community through organizing, leadership development, and strategic partnerships. Pillars vision is for a healthy and thriving Southeast San Diego, which reflects the rich and diverse culture of all its members.

Impact: Through extensive surveying, and a range of programs run out of the Pillars ‘Storefront’ including: know your rights trainings, the ‘Peoples Power’ civic engagement initiative, and the series, ‘Reclaiming our Stories’ a community-based storytelling and writing group, Pillars is able to engage its community in criminal justice reform and faith-based restorative healing.