Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos
Established to prevent and curtail violence amongst youth within
Santa Cruz County by providing life-enhancing alternatives
From it’s beginnings,
The focus of Barrios Unidos has been on building an organizational base to support the peace movement rather than simply building an agency. The long-term vision of Barrios Unidos’ founders is to establish an Institute for peace and community development that is focused on supporting an organized peace movement and community development effort in Santa Cruz, California and eventually through ought the United States.
The ultimate goal of Barrios Unidos
Is to help transform the most impoverished and disenfranchised sectors of society; our ghettos and barrios, which are currently plagued by poverty, violence and internal conflict, into peaceful and prosperous communities in which human, natural, technological, and financial resources are fully developed and utilized for the individual and social well-being of all members of society.