AMP: Grassroots²

Inglewood, CA

Social Justice Learning Institute

Vision: SJLI is dedicated to improving the education, health, and well being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training, and community mobilization. SJLI envisions communities where education empowers individuals to use their agency for the purpose of improving each other’s lives.

Impact: SJLI addresses health disparities through community development that is culturally relevant, and builds the capacity of individuals to make healthy decisions in their personal lives. The Educational Equity program specializes in culturally relevant learning, teaching, and curriculum development, including a creative arts summer course, which works in partnership with the ‘Health Equity’ program, which includes a ‘Health Fellowship’ program, an ‘Inglewood Farmers’ Markert’ and a community supported agriculture project, amongst much else.