Headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA. Satellite projects in Washington DC area and other US urban centers.
The California Coalition of Barrios Unidos began as a community based peace movement in the violent streets of urban California in 1977. Over the past twenty-five years Barrios Unidos has developed a model that seeks to reclaim and restore the lives of struggling youth while promoting unity amongst families and neighbors through community building efforts and core values including: cultural identity, organizational integrity, justice and community peace, economic self-reliance, and civic and political empowerment. Barrios Unidos has a focus on Mexican American and Latino youth