About

Just Communities advances justice by building leadership, fostering change, and dismantling all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression.

Just Communities was established in 2001 as The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of California’s Central Coast. At its inception, NCCJ served the Central Coast community by offering the CampUnity program to Santa Ynez youth. Just Communities has since expanded its services in the Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties to deliver programs to youth, educators, healthcare providers, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and interfaith communities.

NCCJ, first founded as the National Conference of Christians and Jews, is a national non-profit organization in the United States whose objectives include promoting harmony between different groups, especially those separated by cultural features such as race and religion.

In 2007, Just Communities Central Coast established itself as its own community-based organization and became a founding member of the National Federation for Just Communities (NFJC). NFJC is a coalition of like-minded organizations working across America to bring the values of diversity, inclusion, and social justice to our communities, schools, workplaces and institutions.

Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. is the fiscal sponsor of Just Communities Central Coast.

1. Equity and inclusion for all people.

2. Promotion of social justice individually and institutionally.

3. Creation of a Central Coast where all people are connected, respected, and valued.