Who We Are

The Social Impact Center is a nonprofit organization that serves as a hub for organizers and is a bridge between government, grassroots organizations, and people in underserved communities.

Our mission is to build, strengthen, and empower the next generation of leaders focusing on the most impacted populations. We do this through education, storytelling, community building, and creating safe spaces for dialogue.

Mission

Create a safe space for dialogue in impacted communities and empower underserved communities.

Vision

To empower the next generation of leaders by developing leaders through education, storytelling and community building.

Values

Build, strengthen and empower our community. Make everyone feel seen, heard, accepted, safe and brave.

The Problem

BIPOC represent 72% of California’s state prison population with a recidivism rate of 50% over the last 10 years1 . 1 out of 3 people in LA County Jails suffer from mental illness2 and LA County spends 32 times more money on putting people in jail than keeping them out. For far too long our resources have been invested in systems of harm. We’re here to change that.

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Our Theory of change

When harm has occurred it is our collective responsibility to prioritize healing. Healing begins with ourselves. From that place, we can be present encouraging healing for others, and step into our role as leaders. We create change by providing educational programming centered on harm reduction, equity, and transformative justice. We educate our community to address individual acts of harm by relying on community members instead of the police, the law, or the government. Our theory of change transforms harm into healing.

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