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Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos

Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos is a multicultural violence prevention and intervention community organization. Barrios Unidos strives heavily to build on the spiritual and cultural traditions of the Chicano/Mexicano people. It is through culturally based education, skills development, and service opportunities to others that we prepare our youth to become community leaders in contributing to the cycle of social, economic, and civic change. It is central to our mission to enlist and prepare a continuum of positive, pro-social leaders, including children, youth, adults, and elders-across the various aspects of our work. In doing so, we build community and advance society. We deliberately outreach, train, and employ community workers, who have faced and overcome common hardships faced by our youth today. Your donation in any amount will assist with costs incurred by programs we offer throughout Santa Cruz and Watsonville to at-risk youth and their families within our community. These programs include Kids Club after School Programs, Youth Groups, Parents Groups, Juvenile Hall, and Evening Center-a program for youth as a diversion from entering into Juvenile Hall. Re-Entry from Prison and Jail into the community, providing support for hose released back into the community to benefit from participating in Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT).Along with programs we offer Barrios Unidos is a community hub where community members can participate in a variety of cultural and educational activities throughout the year. BU is a place to thrive, learn, volunteer and be safe. Your Donation is deeply appreciated and tax-deductible Thank You for your support “For the Love of Our Children Stop the Violence” ~Daniel Nane Alejandrez, Founder and Executive Director

1817 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062