Institute for Peace & Community Development

SANTA CRUZ
BARRIOS UNIDOS

“For the love of our children, stop the violence.”

– Daniel “Nane” Alejandrez, Executive Director Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos

Civic Leadership & Racial Equality

We fight for what is right through restorative justice and policy refomation initiatives.

SCBU MEDIA COVERAGE

“When I go to Santa Cruz, one of my greatest joys is visiting the Barrios Unidos headquarters and their retreat center in the Santa Cruz mountains,” says award-winning actor and producer Danny Glover. READ MORE->

JULY 8, 2021: Congressman Jimmy Panetta reached out to  SCBU to visit our site here in Santa Cruz. Hopefully, after this tour, we will be collaborating more together. Our movement continues… 

To preview the trailer for our “Life After Life Documentary,”
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Upcoming Events

Summer Jazz Series

Coming to The Spot this August 2021.

COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC

Santa Cruz County Public Health in conjunction with Barrios Unidos and the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, is hosting a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 10 am until 1pm at The Spot, 1807 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz. An informal information session Q&A will be held on Sat., July 24, 2021 from 10 am until 1 pm, during our food distribution.

CULTURAL EDUCATION & HEALING

We use traditional cultural education and principles to heal our community.
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YOuth & Community Development

We aim to assist with the positive growth of our community through our vocational training programs, our cultural education, and our gang deterrence programs. 

OUR IMPACT

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