Collaborative Networks and Community Partner Organizations

The Trade, Health & Environment (THE) Impact Project is a community-academic partnership focused on reducing the impacts of international trade on health and community life. It is a regional collaborative in Southern California.

The Moving Forward Network (MFN) is a national coalition of air pollution advocates seeking to improve public health, quality of life, environmental integrity, labor conditions and environmental justice by supporting the organizing, advocacy, education and research efforts of partners around the United States in efforts to improve the global trade system. The MFN is led by the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College.

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) is a community organization served by and for the residents of Commerce and East Los Angeles. EYCEJ advocates and organizes community members concerned with the increasing environmental health impacts of industrial pollution in their community and expansion projects next to their homes, schools, and parks.

Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement (APIFM). The mission of APIFM is to empower Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities to improve their health by proactively addressing social, cultural, environmental, and political factors that contribute to the growing rates of obesity among API residents in Los Angeles County. APIOPA has been engaging API youth around air quality projects in their schools and neighborhoods.

Esperanza Community Development Corporation (ECHC) works to achieve comprehensive and long-term community development in the Figueroa Corridor neighborhood of South-Central Los Angeles.

Legacy LA is a community based non-profit organization focused on youth development. Our mission is to make positive interventions in the lives of young people by offering alternatives to gangs and violence. Legacy LA builds youth’s capacity to reach their full potential and equip them with the tools to transform their lives and their community.