EIN 33-0562082

Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

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CCAEJ developed the belief that the key to effectively solving community problems lies in bringing the diverse segments of the community together in one strong voice. By utilizing the skills, talents, and knowledge of each community member and tapping...

Program areas at Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

Goods Movement/Healthy Communities CampaignOver the past several year, our Goods Movement campaign has continued its work to provide support, training and information to communities struggling with the devastating public health affects of air pollution caused by the Goods Movement industry - railroads, inter-modal facilities, and diesel trucks that originate at the ports of Los Angeles (the single largest port complex in the nation). We are actively advocating for Zero Emission solutions for the region. In addition, we are also advocating for land use policies that prioritize community health over industry and that offer adequate buffers between industrial projects and schools and homes. Fontana Slover Overlay Project (proposal to designate neighborhoods along Slover as potential sites for new warehouse projects) Mobilized 30 residents to the Fontana City Council meeting for the Slover Overlay project. Attended & gave public comment at the Fontana City Council meeting on the Slover Overlay. Analyzed the Slover Overlay mitigated negative declaration and wrote formal comments for CCAEJ on the Slover Overlay project. Wrote formal comments on behalf of the Inland Coalition for Equity and Prosperity (IE-ICEP) for the Slover Overlay project. Worked with our representative at Earthjustice on a letter to the City of Fontana regarding their mitigated negative declaration for the Slover Overlay project.Had meeting with City Manager & Development Coordinator at the City of Fontana regarding the Slover Overlay project and DAC designation. Had follow-up community meeting with residents in the Slover Overlay 30 residents attended the meeting. Circulated petition for Slover Overlay residents - they were able to get over 120 signatures within their mobile home park in opposition to the Slover Overlay project. Set up meeting with Mary Sandoval, FUSD School Board President and Jesse Sandoval, Fontana City Councilmember and 10 residents at a local restaurant in Fontana to discuss Slover Overlay concerns. Policy Win! City of Fontana did not vote on project & eventually dropped project!Indirect Source Rule at the South Coast Air Quality Management District Submitted formal comments to SCAQMD supporting a rule in favor of regulating warehouses. Mobilized over 10 community members to the May board hearing. Held a press conference after the board hearing. Had 13 media hits in relation to the ruling. Policy Win! An Indirect Source Rule was passed by a vote of 7-6. Only the second of its kind in the state. Victory resulted in creation of a coalition to work on ISR with East Yards Communities for Environmental Justice, Earthjustice, Sierra Club and Moving Forward Network. In 2018, this coalition met 7 times. California Public Utilities Commission Electrification Proceeding CCAEJ was a party to this proceeding at the CPUC. Mobilized 5 residents to the CPUC hearing held in Fontana on allocation funds for electrification. Submitted formal comments at the CPUC hearing. Assisted in developing talking points with residents for CPUC hearing Policy Win! $738 million was approved by the CPUC to invest in electrification infrastructure and vehicles, the largest investment of its kind in U.S. history. California Air Resources Board Mobilized 37 community members to CARB meeting in Riverside. Gave over 20 community testimonials in favor of zero emission technology and regulations on diesel trucks. Set up meeting with CARB's environmental justice department to speak on concerns happening at the local level. Gave testimony in Sacramento in support of the Innovative Clean Transit Rule, mandating all California public buses to go electric by 2040. Policy Win! Innovative Clean Transit Rule is approved by CARB. AB617 Met with Assemblymember Eloise Reyes about our choices for designated cities for AB617 funding. Gave testimony at CARB hearing in Sacramento in support of San Bernardino as a designated city for 617 selection. Policy Win! San Bernardino was chosen as a designated city for investment and monitoring for AB617 in the first round. Wrote an op-ed asking CARB to prioritize regulations and not to over emphasize incentives in AB617. Attended SCAQMD AB617 kick-off meeting in San Bernardino. Organized informational meeting with 15 San Bernardino residents and gave presentation on AB617 and signed up residents for Steering Committee. 4 community members and 1 representative from CCAEJ were selected as steering committee members for AB617 strategizing in San Bernardino by the SCAQMD. Attended first and only steering committee meeting in 2018. Created comments for Steering Committee Charter. Organized 617 meeting with SCAQMD and 20 community members in San Bernardino. Civic Engagement Program We empower communities to be civically engaged in the democratic process through training, programs and direct contact with decision-makers. We work on issues related to the 2020 Census, boards and commissions and civic engagement. Direct Electoral Activities Door-to-door GOTV: o Total Contacts: 1,200.o Program length: 6 days.o Program Description: We participated in non-partisan GOTV activities for 2018 Primary and General elections. Our GOTV canvassing efforts were in the following cities: Jurupa Valley, Fontana, and Riverside. Our messaging included general information to encourage voter to vote and educational information on ballot propositions. Phone Banking GOTVo Contacts: 2,500. o Program length: 12 days. o Program Description: Our GOTV phone banking campaigns were in the following cities: Fontana, Jurupa Valley, and Riverside, Perris and throughout Riverside County. We did a general GOTV message campaign and ballot proposition education. o Media Reached: social media hits (15 posts). Prop 70 o Total Contacts: 1,700. o Program length: 10 days. o Program Description: Our program only focused in the City of Jurupa Valley. We strategically focused on the City of Jurupa Valley because we have been organizing around various environmental justice issues in this city. Proposition 70's defeat is California's vote to keep Big Oil and corporate interests out of our state's climate policy.o Media Reached: social media hits (30 posts), featured in 8 newspapers and one radio program. Voter Education/Outreach Civic Engagement Youth Activitieso Numbers Reached: 50.o Media Reached: social media, local newspaper coverage and highlights from elected officials and guest speakers. Candidate Forumso Gubernatorial Forum: Numbers Reached: 100. Media Reached: social media coverage, local newspaper coverage.o District Attorney & Sherriff: Numbers Reached: 15. Media Reached: social media coverage, local newspaper coverage.o Warehouse Coalition Local Forum: Numbers Reached: 60. Media Reached: social media coverage.o Newly Elected and Reelected Meet and Greet: Numbers Reached: 30. Media Reached: social media coverage. Voter Education Forumso Riverside, May 2018 Numbers Reached: 60. Media Reached: Social media highlights.o San Bernardino, October 2018 Numbers Reached: 15. Media Reached: Social media and highlights from CEJA. EJ Phone Pollingo Contacts: 850.o Program length: 11 days. Citizenship Application Assistanceo Numbers Reached: 20. o Program Description: one-on-one citizenship application assistance at the office.o Media Reached: None. Community Workshopso Numbers Reached: 100.o Program Description: Citizenship workshops in partnership with office of Congressman Takano, Senator Roth and Jurupa Unified School District. o Media Reached: Social media outreach and highlights from school district, and legislative offices. Classeso Numbers Reached: 30. o Program Description: Citizenship classes led by CCAEJ in Jurupa Valley and San Bernardino. Media Reached: Social media coverage and highlight from JVUSD. Voter Registrationo Numbers Reached: 60.o Program Description: Voter registration events at UCR, Norco College, and through our community events.o Media Reached: Social media coverage and college newspaper highlights.Organizing Program To build power and capacity in our communications through leadership development, advocacy and mobilizations to decision-makers and policy-makers who hold decision making power of polices that affect the daily lives of community members.The foundation of CCAEJ is its work in the community, and that work continued to thrive in 2018 under the leadership of Ericka Flores and Graciela Larios. 2018 was a busy year for our organizing work in community as several of our years' long fights came to a head. We found ourselves in contentious organizing campaigns on the badly-sited Slover Distribution warehouse in Bloomington and the Flying J truck stop near Mira Loma Village i

Form 990s for Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-122020-06-08990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-11-02990View PDF
2015-122017-04-04990View PDF
2014-122015-09-18990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Energy FoundationTo Support Education and Outreach To Build A Clean Energy Future$175,000
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...and 9 more grants received

Financials for Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,911,532
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$12,163
Total revenues$1,923,695

Personnel at Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

Esther PortilloInterim Executive Director$0
Ana GonzalezFinance and Administration Director / Finance and Admin Director / Financial and Administrative Director / Finance and Admin Director$0
Allen HernandezPast Executive Director$83,283
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...and 2 more key personnel

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PO Box 33124
Riverside, CA 92519
Metro area
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
Website URL
(951) 360-8451
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C60: Environmental Education
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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