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Rising Juntos

Rising Juntos is a community-driven organization that builds leadership and power to advance racial, economic, and health justice for Contra Costa County children and families.

With a membership of over 200 resident leaders, Rising Juntos supports underrepresented Black and Brown families in advancing community priorities and equitable public policies. Building on a 20-year track record of proven resident organizing as the West, Central and East County Regional Groups, Rising Juntos has emerged as an independent, community-powered force, ready to expand our movement for healthy, safe, and equitable communities.

Our focus areas:

  • Housing & Economic Security
    We advocate for economic justice, including affordable, stable housing, home ownership, and wealth building.
  • Park & Land Use
    We secure public investments to ensure all children grow up playing in quality parks and healthy, safe communities.
  • Equitable Representation
    We advance equitable representation by building power, engaging voters, and increasing fair public decision-making.
  • Racial & Immigrant Justice
    We advocate for just, accountable systems that foster health, safety, dignity, and freedom for all children and families.

Our strategies include:

  • Resident Leadership
    We support resident leadership through political education, coaching, and collective action. We build a diverse base of youth, parents and seniors to lead.
  • Community Organizing
    We increase our power by bringing families into our movement, forging cross-cultural unity, and building strategic partnerships to shape our communities.
  • Policy Advocacy
    We advocate for public policies for healthy children and equitable communities. We address families’ needs, shift narratives, and increase political power.

Visit the Rising Juntos website: https://www.risingjuntos.org.

Rising Juntos is fiscally sponsored by Urban Habitat.

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