Youth for Environmental Justice/ Youth Action

Youth for Environmental Justice/ Youth Action Youth component of Communities for a Better Environment, approaching 26 years of youth organizing!
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Want a chance to win $50 while helping describe your community? Take a second to take our SELA Youth Survey in collabora...
06/02/2023

Want a chance to win $50 while helping describe your community? Take a second to take our SELA Youth Survey in collaboration with our partners in the SELA Youth Organizing Network (SYON). It's a quick 5 minutes or less!

What is the SYON?
In 2019, CBE was invited by the Weingart Foundation to submit a proposal to facilitate a network of youth-serving organizations in SELA to increase organizational capacity and grow the power of our movements. But then we were hit with the global pandemic of COVID-19! Within a month, we were all confronted with gathering prohibitions, social
distancing, program pivoting, and a new set of priorities for our youth and community programs. However, instead of losing our established connections with ally organizations due to these issues, we networked in response to the needs of the community during
the health crisis. Born out of this crisis was a partnership that shared resources and information around community concerns with Covid and the cascading economic
impacts, such as housing insecurity (rent/evictions), job loss, food insecurity, the impacts of remote learning, and larger conversations on accessibility and mental health. This survey is going to help us continue these conversations and strategize a plan to address issues affecting youth in SELA!

¿Quiere tener la oportunidad de ganar $50 mientras ayuda a describir su comunidad? Tómese un segundo para completar nuestra Encuesta de Jóvenes SELA en colaboración con nuestros socios en la Red de Organización de Jóvenes SELA (SYON). ¡Es un rápido 5 minutos o menos!

¿Qué es el SYON?
En 2019, CBE fue invitada por la Fundación Weingart a presentar una propuesta para facilitar una red de organizaciones al servicio de la juventud en el SELA para aumentar la capacidad organizativa y aumentar el poder de nuestros movimientos. ¡Pero luego nos golpeó la pandemia mundial de COVID-19! Dentro de un mes, todos nos enfrentamos a las prohibiciones de reunión, social distanciamiento, cambio de programa y un nuevo conjunto de prioridades para nuestros programas juveniles y comunitarios. Sin embargo, en lugar de perder nuestras conexiones establecidas con organizaciones aliadas debido a estos problemas, nos conectamos en respuesta a las necesidades de la comunidad durante la crisis sanitaria. De esta crisis nació una asociación que compartió recursos e información sobre las preocupaciones de la comunidad con Covid y la cascada económica. impactos, como la inseguridad de vivienda (alquiler/desalojos), pérdida de empleo, inseguridad alimentaria, los impactos del aprendizaje remoto y conversaciones más amplias sobre accesibilidad y salud mental. ¡Esta encuesta nos ayudará a continuar con estas conversaciones y crear estrategias para un plan para abordar los problemas que afectan a la juventud en el SELA!

Are you a young person between the ages 12-25? Interested in learning more about community organizing and environmental ...
06/02/2023

Are you a young person between the ages 12-25? Interested in learning more about community organizing and environmental justice issues impacting Southeast Los Angeles? Apply for our Annual Leadership Training, a series of in-person interactive workshops hosted every Thursday between June 29- August 3 from 4-7 PM!

Food is provided. Transportation is provided. STIPENDS are provided. Apply today and tell your friends!!!! Visit https://bit.ly/yejsummer2023 and apply before June 19th. DM us with any questions!

Join us in celebrating the 25 years of Youth EJ this Saturday in Inglewood! Great opportunity to reconnect with friends ...
06/21/2022

Join us in celebrating the 25 years of Youth EJ this Saturday in Inglewood! Great opportunity to reconnect with friends and party it up as we reflect on this milestone. You must register to attend & follow extra COVID safety protocol 🥳 http://bit.ly/youthejbrunch

As excited as we are about shutting down toxic projects, we’re also excited about improving & bringing more green space ...
05/19/2021

As excited as we are about shutting down toxic projects, we’re also excited about improving & bringing more green space to our hoods 🍃 Take this survey and let us know which sites you’d like to see as green spaces and enter our raffle to win up to a $50 gift card, cause we all deserve a treat 😉 🎉🤑🤸🏾‍♀️

Maywood Survey: bit.ly/maywoodsurvey2
Cudahy Survey: bit.ly/cudahysurvey2

📢📢 HUGE COMMUNITY VICTORY!! After decades of organizing and pushing for a 710 fwy project that does not shove more dirty...
05/05/2021

📢📢 HUGE COMMUNITY VICTORY!! After decades of organizing and pushing for a 710 fwy project that does not shove more dirty diesel trucks through our hoods— agencies are finally seeing what we’ve BEEN SAYING— our communities deserve clean air! Generations of community leaders from ELA-SELA-LBC made this happen! While there is still work to be done to ensure a project with zero emission, no displacement, targeted hire, and so much more, for now, we can celebrate!! Check out the link in our bio for full statement from the Coalition for Environmental Health and Justice (CEHAJ) and coverage from Streetsblog LA. For now, feel free to share a memory from your time organizing towards this huge win!

📢 Sign up for our park equity series in Maywood and Cudahy!! Join us as we talk about the connections between social jus...
03/11/2021

📢 Sign up for our park equity series in Maywood and Cudahy!! Join us as we talk about the connections between social justice and access to green space & dream up a new park or renovation, all while including the importance of anti displacement, environmental justice, and community safety that does not rely on cops! Participants that make it thru all for workshops will receive a gift card 🤑 DM us if you have any questions and make sure to sign up here: bit.my/selaparks🤘🏾🤓🤸🏾‍♀️

📢 Apply to be our next SELA Community organizer and join folks on the ground fighting to bring environmental and climate...
12/01/2020

📢 Apply to be our next SELA Community organizer and join folks on the ground fighting to bring environmental and climate justice to SELA! We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, POC, womxn, LGBTQIA+ folks to apply!

Check out our stories today! Kim Castro, SEHS c/o 2019 will be sharing her path after high school with us! Kim got invol...
10/21/2020

Check out our stories today! Kim Castro, SEHS c/o 2019 will be sharing her path after high school with us! Kim got involved with Youth Action! in 9th grade and is a fierce and passionate leader! From facilitating summer training to being the club leader at SEHS, Kim has a lot to share 🤘🏾

We are enraged that Judge Sontchi has approved Exide’s 3rd bankruptcy with the support of the Department of “justice.”Th...
10/16/2020

We are enraged that Judge Sontchi has approved Exide’s 3rd bankruptcy with the support of the Department of “justice.”The Vernon exide site will be abandoned by Exide by October 30, 2020 which will force Californians to pay for the costly toxic clean up. Despite over 1000 people submitting emails in opposition and over 250 people mobilized to a public hearing with a one day’s notice, Judge Sontchi ignored community concerns and testimony and still approved the bankruptcy plan. Adding insult to injury the judge minimized the threat the Vernon site poses to SELA and ELA community members, finding that the site did not pose an immediate and imminent threat even though there admittedly extremely high rates of lead. While the judge preserves the right for the state of California to file administrative claims he ultimately ruled that the Exide will be able to walk away from the public health catastrophe they created by the end of the month. While this is not surprising to many of us that have witnessed local, state and federal government continually prioritize corporations over the wellbeing of our communities, it will never get easy to experience this slow violence. It will never get easy to know that our families have to continue to have their health deteriorate due to the carelessness of companies like Exide and the negligence of the state. US DOJ claims the bankruptcy is meant to avoid the site abandonment. Now, the site cleanup will be under DTSC’s responsibility. Considering how the community cleanup is going and knowing DTSC has allowed for this massive disaster, we have little faith in them. Now more than ever it is important to continue building with our neighbors. The fight is not over, our communities have always organized and we will continue to so long as our government continues to fail us. What do we do when our communities are under attack? STAND UP, FIGHT BACK! 💪🏾✊🏽

Amazing art work by Amber Williams-King

What this week has felt like, trying to keep up with Exide’s BS and our govt’s failure to prioritize our communities 😤🙄🤬...
10/16/2020

What this week has felt like, trying to keep up with Exide’s BS and our govt’s failure to prioritize our communities 😤🙄🤬
Tomorrow (10/16) at 7 AM (pst) is day 2 of the Exide bankruptcy court proceeding
call in # : 855-855-8556
id: 1410833 #

shoutout to everyone that has submitted an email, given public comment, and been monitoring this wild process! today in the court proceeding they mentioned that over 1000 emails and 125 public comments were recorded voicing opposition to their bankruptcy and site abandonment. community is fired up!! 🔥🔥🔥
as always, hit us up with any questions!

📣Exide’s bankruptcy hearing is today at 4PM. With practically no heads up, it is important as many folks as possible cal...
10/13/2020

📣Exide’s bankruptcy hearing is today at 4PM. With practically no heads up, it is important as many folks as possible call in and urge US DOJ to DENY EXIDE’S PLAN FOR BANKRUPTCY & to leave our communities with their toxic mess 😤🤬😷👎🏽⚠️

We’re not too sure what the format of this meeting will be, but please try to do public comment and voice your truth 🤟🏽

📣 EXIDE BANKRUPTCY HEARING: The US Department of Justice will be holding a public hearing w/ one day's notice 😤 Join us ...
10/12/2020

📣 EXIDE BANKRUPTCY HEARING: The US Department of Justice will be holding a public hearing w/ one day's notice 😤 Join us to continue to take action against Exide's plan to abandon the site and leave us with their toxic mess. Shoutout to the 570 individuals, SELA city leaders, County agencies, and various community orgs that submitted emails urging for this public hearing--Demand the DOJ to deny Exide's Bankruptcy plan and site abandonment

TUES,10/13 @ 4pm Tel (844) 337-7911 ID: 579-5412

10/06/2020
📢SUMMER TRAINING 2020 IS HERE 📢 be a part of the legacy of youth organizing in SELA and register for the 23rd annual Sum...
07/06/2020

📢SUMMER TRAINING 2020 IS HERE 📢 be a part of the legacy of youth organizing in SELA and register for the 23rd annual Summer Training by 7/20. Though we’re going virtual this year, we still hope to pack these four workshops with lots of fun, information, and hands-on tools to keep organizing in our communities. These workshops are open to southeast la youth ages 12-24. Stipends will be awarded to participants at the end of the training!! Registration link in bio, hit us up if you have any questions and make sure to tell your friends!! 🤓🤘🏾🥳

SoCal Edison propone aumentar sus facturas en un 14.4%. Todo mientras California se encuentra en medio de una crisis eco...
06/27/2020

SoCal Edison propone aumentar sus facturas en un 14.4%. Todo mientras California se encuentra en medio de una crisis económica y de salud pública, y los contribuyentes de SCE ya están luchando por mantenerse a flote.

Esta decisión pondrá a nuestras comunidades en una posición más difícil. El martes 30 de junio y el miércoles 1 de julio, CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recibirá comentarios públicos de la comunidad. Asegúrese de compartir, publicar y hacer saber a SCE que no respaldamos su aumento de facturas hoy o nunca!!!

Para inscribirse en nuestro programa de descuentos para servicios públicos Empower, visite bitly.com/empowercbe

Word on the street is SoCal Edison is trying to make community pay MORE money AND during a pandemic. Do you want to do s...
06/27/2020

Word on the street is SoCal Edison is trying to make community pay MORE money AND during a pandemic. Do you want to do something about this? You can! Check out the info below 💯

SoCal Edison propone aumentar sus facturas en un 14.4%. Todo mientras California se encuentra en medio de una crisis eco...
06/27/2020

SoCal Edison propone aumentar sus facturas en un 14.4%. Todo mientras California se encuentra en medio de una crisis económica y de salud pública, y los contribuyentes de SCE ya están luchando por mantenerse a flote. Esta decisión pondrá a nuestras comunidades en una posición más difícil. El martes 30 de junio y el miércoles 1 de julio, CA Public Utilities Commission recibirá comentarios públicos de la comunidad. Asegúrese de compartir, publicar y hacer saber a SCE que no respaldamos su aumento de facturas hoy o nunca!!!

Para inscribirse en nuestro programa de descuentos para servicios públicos Empower, visite bitly.com/empowercbe

SoCal Edison is proposing raising their rates by 14.4%. All while California is in the midst of a public health and econ...
06/27/2020

SoCal Edison is proposing raising their rates by 14.4%. All while California is in the midst of a public health and economic crisis, and SCE ratepayers are already struggling to stay afloat. This decision will put our communities in a more difficult position. On Tuesday, June 30th the CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will be taking public comments from our community. Make sure to share, repost, and let SCE know we do not support their bill hike today or ever!!!

To apply to our emPOWER utility discount and rebate program, visit bitly.com/empowercbe

The CBE community fund is now open! Apply to today! These funds are available to any current/ past member of CBE/ Youth ...
05/13/2020

The CBE community fund is now open! Apply to today! These funds are available to any current/ past member of CBE/ Youth EJ/ Youth Action! and folks living in the communities organize. Please share widely and hit us up if you have any questions or feel free to call our hotline: 323-588-3434 // online application: bit.ly/cbefund

here’s another great job opportunity with CBE! looking for a community member passionate about sharing dope resources in...
03/17/2020

here’s another great job opportunity with CBE! looking for a community member passionate about sharing dope resources in their hoods :D link on the flyer with more information!

Be our next Youth Organizer :)
03/17/2020

Be our next Youth Organizer :)

we are postponing all in person youth ej meetings/ activities, including all scheduled womxns month events. while it was...
03/17/2020

we are postponing all in person youth ej meetings/ activities, including all scheduled womxns month events. while it was a hard decision to come to, prevention is super important and our community’s health is a priority. please please don’t hesitate to reach out with anything you may need. we have resources linked in our bio. and let’s remember, our govt doesn’t always have our backs, it’s up to us to show up for our hoods ✨💞

TOMORORW! Come check out the final designs of the linear parks coming to HP in 2020!
10/04/2019

TOMORORW! Come check out the final designs of the linear parks coming to HP in 2020!

We all know these climate strikes aren’t the beginning nor the end—youth of color have a long standing legacy of challen...
09/23/2019

We all know these climate strikes aren’t the beginning nor the end—youth of color have a long standing legacy of challenging serial polluters and standing up to politicians and will continue to do so until we have justice—but catch Youth Action repping from LA TO NYC raising the concerns of frontline communities! 😎🤟🏽

09/21/2019

The 2019 Climate Justice Youth Summit kicked off with the , a powerful march in Brooklyn, New York, highlighting the impact of climate change…

interested in learning more about community organizing and environmental justice issues impacting Southeast LA?! summer ...
06/04/2019

interested in learning more about community organizing and environmental justice issues impacting Southeast LA?! summer training is around the corner! join us for 6 weeks of interactive workshops and community building! we provide food, transportation, and cash awards for all participants. Link in bio!! hit up dilia (323) 312-8876 with any questions 🤩☀️🥳

Youth EJ + Youth Action! end of year celebration, recognizing all the work we put in during the 2018-2019 school year! S...
06/03/2019

Youth EJ + Youth Action! end of year celebration, recognizing all the work we put in during the 2018-2019 school year! Stay in touch and get ready for summer training!!

This is your chance to WIN a brand-new ELECTRIC SCOOTER or SOLAR BACKPACK or a GROCERY GIFTCARD!Join the fun, as we make...
05/14/2019

This is your chance to WIN a brand-new ELECTRIC SCOOTER or SOLAR BACKPACK or a GROCERY GIFTCARD!

Join the fun, as we make LA County a more livable community. Saturday, May 18, 2019 come for some food, activities, live art, prizes, giveaways & much more! Come between 11-2pm. FREE EVENT.

The event will include a tree giveaway, live mural painting, resource distribution (free goodies), an electric car ride & drive, children’s activities, youth photo gallery and much more.

Our County Fest
Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
Los Angeles Harbor College
PE Wellness Building
1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA 90744

*RSVP: OurCountySD4.eventbrite.com
**Please pass the word!

‼️Sign our petition to urge Caltrans and Metro to not move forward with a 710s widening project that will displace peopl...
05/03/2019

‼️Sign our petition to urge Caltrans and Metro to not move forward with a 710s widening project that will displace people and businesses, bring more dirty diesel trucks through our hoods, and does not guarantee any local jobs for our community! Read our position statement for the 411! http://bit.ly/sign710

Join our team! Help bring clean energy to SELA :D
05/02/2019

Join our team! Help bring clean energy to SELA :D

04/22/2019

happy earth day from youth for environmental justice! as we continue the good fight for our planet it’s vital to prioritize frontline communities, people’s health, and youth power!

03/16/2019
Save the date!! Public toxic tour coming up—join us as we tour some of Southeast LA’s most toxic sites and discuss the c...
03/15/2019

Save the date!! Public toxic tour coming up—join us as we tour some of Southeast LA’s most toxic sites and discuss the community organizing and resistance happening in our hoods. Space is limited so make sure to RSVP with Dinah ([email protected]) (323) 826-9771 x 112

The squad met with the City of South Gate to check in regarding the 710 S Project and surrounding investments coming dow...
03/14/2019

The squad met with the City of South Gate to check in regarding the 710 S Project and surrounding investments coming down to SG. Did ya know that after 15 yrs of organizing, holding elected officials accountable, and providing many solutions, the final report for the 710 project is set to come out this spring with no promises of local/ target jobs and still choosing to widen the freeway, tearing down homes and businesses and bringing in more dirty diesel trucks? 🤢👎🏽 get in touch to join the fight to prioritize community voices and health!

Youth EJ core meetings every Tuesday from 5:00-7:30 at our office in HP! We’re out here learning about the candidates ru...
03/13/2019

Youth EJ core meetings every Tuesday from 5:00-7:30 at our office in HP! We’re out here learning about the candidates running for senate district 33, which covers SELA and LB. Stay tuned for the 411 on the candidates 👀

Viri and Ashley ready to rep Youth EJ and CBE at the Citizen Science conference in Raleigh, NC. They’ll be sharing their...
03/12/2019

Viri and Ashley ready to rep Youth EJ and CBE at the Citizen Science conference in Raleigh, NC. They’ll be sharing their experience and findings from participating in the Day In The Life program with USC Environmental Health Centers and uplifting air quality concerns in EJ communities!

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