CCAEJ Environmental Justice Leadership

Across our country and throughout the world, people struggle to ensure that the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the land they share, is safe, healthy and protected. For more than 35 years, CCAEJ has provided the support and leadership to communities in this struggle. We are a nonprofit organisation dedicated to improving both our social conditions and the natural environment we inhabit so that everyone has a safe, healthy, toxic free place to live, work, learn, and play.

    • Civic Engagement

      Engaging under-represented and long-ignored communities as voters, better reflecting the population of the Inland Region.

    • Leadership Development

      Creating change by utilizing the skills, talents, and knowledge of each community member and tapping into the resources and relationships that are inherent within each community.

    • Policy Advocacy

      Developing policy solutions from the communities most directly affected

    • Technical Assistance

      Using the wealth of information, expertise and contacts on environmental justice issues to assist communities in addressing EJ issues.

    • Collaboration

      Combining our efforts with like-minded organizations to address the multitude of issues facing our communities.

    • Community Organizing

      Building power through large-scale and continued involvement of people from the base.


The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) is one of the oldest and most accomplished environmental health and justice organizations in the nation, with a mission to bring people together to improve our social and natural environment. We do this by empowering diverse communities to create safer, healthier, toxic-free places to live, work, learn and play.

Our organization has trained over 500 community leaders
We've engaged 26000 Voter Contacts
Advocated for 7 successful local policies
more than 31600 people represented
We participate in 6 Network Collaborations

Our mission is to bring people together to improve our social and natural environment.

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