Californians for Justice believes that young people are the leaders we need to create the healthy, just and vibrant schools all of our communities deserve. We ensure that students have the opportunity to grow as leaders, and work with them to win campaigns so that every school and community can thrive.

The Problem

School is a critical foundation for every young person’s life. We need schools that engage every student and invest in their unique talents to put them on a path towards opportunity and success.

Unfortunately, too many of our schools fail to meet the needs of all students, especially youth of color. Students are valued partners – with proven solutions – who know what it takes to have healthy and just learning environments where they can thrive. Yet we too often forget to lift up the voices of young people to help shape the future of education in our communities.  

The Solution

To have the schools we need, we must listen to our young people and empower them to lead.  Californians for Justice ensuresCapitolMarch-106 students have the tools and the support to grow as leaders in a movement of their own design. We work together to advocate for the schools that our communities need now and for a brighter future for California.

When students are a part of making decisions that shape the future of California’s schools, students, schools and communities are set up for lasting success. Young people will be able to thrive and achieve no matter where they’re from.


Californians for Justice is a statewide grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBTQ communities.  Led by students, we organize to advance educational justice and improve our social, economic, and political conditions.