Our Work

Every community has a need for safe homes, schools and neighborhoods. We all deserve nurturing relationships and a sense of belonging. All people have value and dignity, yet not everyone has the same access or opportunity. Stereotyping, prejudice, hate crimes and violence are realities that impact our communities.

At CCEJ, we respond to hate and discrimination by building cultures of connection, respect and accountability.

CCEJ’s programs are focused on raising awareness, facilitating dialogue, healing conflicts and bridging differences.  Our Building Bridges for Youth programs give young people a safe place to talk about culture and conflict, a place where they are valued and listened to.  CCEJ helps youth build confidence and skills for communication and leadership.

CCEJ intentionally works where differences collide and conflict exists — in schools, businesses and neighborhoods.  Using restorative justice practices and tools, CCEJ promotes alternative approaches to school discipline and conflict resolution in neighborhoods, workplaces, and the criminal justice system.

By embracing differences and striving for understanding, CCEJ seeks to build a unified, peaceful and inclusive Southern California, with justice for all.

Our History

For 55 years, the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) has worked to transform communities and end discrimination, oppression and injustice. CCEJ was originally founded in 1927 as the National Conference for Christians and Jews (later known as the National Conference for Community and Justice).  In 1963, NCCJ established an office in Long Beach, which evolved into the CCEJ of today. Our decades of experience in Southern California give us a unique strength in activating change and helping to solve profound systemic problems.

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Fill out the form below to purchase your tickets for the 25th Annual Interfaith Intercultural Breakfast!

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    Preferential Seating for 10 guests. Sponsors two additional seats for students and supports CCEJ Youth Human Relations Programming.
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Building Bridges Clubs Alliance

Please fill out the form below to register your school’s club as part of the Building Bridges Clubs Alliance.

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Fill out the form below to purchase your tickets for the 42nd Annual Food and Beverages Humanitarian Awards Dinner!

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    Prominent recognition in every facet of the event. Two tables of 8 with most preferred seating. Choice of the back or inside cover plus two full page ads in Humanitarian Section of the Tribute Journal. Special recognition during the dinner.
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Gene Lentzner Nomination Application

Nomination Application

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1) Significant contributions to the Greater Los Angeles or Long Beach Community in the area of social justice/human relations
2) How they promote respect and justice among all people regardless of differences in race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity
3) How they demonstrate commitment to social justice and human relations by way of service (if it’s at work, then above and beyond their paid scope of work)
4) Ways they foster inter-group, inter-faith cooperation
5) How they are connected to the Greater Los Angeles or Long Beach area

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