Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • LGBTQ+
  • Race & Ethnicity


3605 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 100LONG BEACH, CA 90807 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The California Conference for Equality & Justice educates and empowers youth and adults to lead change for equity and justice in our communities.


For 60 years, the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) has been building a world where people live free of oppression and thrive. Our mission is to educate and empower youth and adults to lead change for equity and justice in our communities. At CCEJ, we lead people of all backgrounds in deep examinations of power and privilege at the personal and societal levels, inspiring them to build community across differences and work together to advance equity, inclusion and justice. We create "brave" spaces for participants to discuss vulnerable topics such as the harmful impacts of racism and discrimination, and to create plans for action and change. Our programs incorporate Restorative Justice practices to support youth and adults to increase their resiliency and ability to address identity-based conflict. CCEJ believes that everyone has a role to play in transforming our schools, workplaces and communities to be more just and equitable. We provide experiential, interactive training and coaching on inclusion, equity and Restorative Justice for more than 3,000 adults annually. Each year, we support more than 1,500 youth and young adults to develop self-awareness and leadership skills through programs such as Building Bridges Camp (a descendant of NCCJ’s Brotherhood Sisterhood Camp), Conscious Classrooms, and Restorative Youth Diversion.

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