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Ella Baker Center

She led. So can you.

www.ellabakercenter.org Tax ID 94-3252009


Named after civil rights hero Ella Baker, we organize with Black, Brown, and low-income people to build power and prosperity in our communities.

Everyone wants to live in a healthy and strong community that they have the opportunity to help shape.

But prisons, policing, and punishment-based approaches make us less safe, and prevent people of color and low-income communities from influencing policies that impact our lives. Communities face struggling schools, family separation, and a lack of opportunities as a direct result of being disproportionately policed and punished.

We must engage in a process of Truth and Reinvestment: telling the truth about the impact of our country’s long history of racial injustice, building the power of those who have been harmed, and engaging them as leaders to reinvest resources in healing our communities.

Become a member today to build the movement to win jobs not jails, books not bars, and healthcare not handcuffs.