The Ella Baker Center works locally, statewide, and nationally to end mass incarceration and criminalization. We mobilize everyday people to build power and prosperity in our communities and together we:
Reinvest in Communities:
- Jobs Not Jails for Alameda County: Campaign for a jobs not jails, books not bars, healthcare not handcuffs budget in Alameda County
- Proposition 47: Ensure that savings from Proposition 47 go towards community-based programs and resources
- Advocacy for legislation that abolishes abusive practices in prisons and jails, strengthens family connections, ends the economic burdens placed on people by mass incarceration, and reinvests in communities.
- Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families: Identified how to restructure sentences, reinvest resources, remove barriers, and restore opportunities for families and communities with Forward Together, Research Action Design, and 20 organizations across the country.
- Restore Oakland: Launch a nationally replicable hub with Restaurant Opportunities Centers-United, which will house a restaurant, worker training programs, a cooperative food-enterprise incubator, restorative justice programs, and other wrap-around services.
- Night Out for Safety and Liberation: Change the conversation about public safety to focus on how we can build power, opportunity, and prosperity in our communities.