Empowering Communities From Within

The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI), based in Inglewood, has taken a three-pronged approach to fighting the inequity since it […more…]

Social Justice Learning Institute

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(323) 952-7363
Director: Linda Baum, M.D., Ph.D.


At the Social Justice Learning Institute, we are dedicated to improving the education, health, and well being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training, and community mobilization.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

The Social Justice Learning Institute’s Urban Scholars Program helped me achieve my goals. I would not even be applying for college if it weren’t for them. They helped me with a lot of steps in life, academically and outside of the classroom. I appreciate their entire organization and would recommend the program for any other Black kid – or any kid for that matter.
Alim Washington
Urban Scholar 2021

Help Build the Institution

Fiscal and in-kind donations help support the Social Justice Learning Institute’s core activities, including Urban Scholars Program, Youth Justice Fellowship, and various community food access programs offered throughout the year. 

“Come and be engaged in the learning spaces that we’re creating,” says Executive Director Derek Steele. 

Key Supporters

All Ways Up Foundation
Amgen Foundation
Angell Foundation
Barnes & Thornburg
Butterfly Equity Foundation
California Community Foundation
Erika Glazer
James Irvine Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
Liberty Hill
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Nike, Inc.
Reissa Foundation
The California Endowment
The California Wellness Foundation
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Weingart Foundation