Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos started as a social movement to prevent and stop youth violence by providing life-enhancing alternatives
From its beginnings the focus of Barrios Unidos has been to build an organizational base to support the peace movement rather than simply establishing an agency. The long-term vision of Barrios Unidos’ founders is to establish an Institute for Peace and foster community development that supports the organized peace movement locally and nationally.
Our Our mission 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.
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We are excited to announce that the Prison Project has launched a campaign page to raise money to attend the Growing Up Locked Down Conference in New York. Please share the INDIEGOGO LINK with folks in your community, social media, and friends,
so that we can reach our goal of raising $5,000. With your help we can do it!
Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline
Barrios Unidos' counselors provide preventive individual and group counseling to students at Pajaro Valley and Santa Cruz high schools to make sure they stay focused on their education and stay away from negative peer influences at school and in their neighborhoods.