Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos currently operates ten community programs. Each lies on different parts of the life cycle. From elementary youth to elders within the incarcerated community, we are here to provide specialized community support during all developmental stages of life.
Our work seeks to counter oppression, trauma, cultural misappropriation and spiritual bankruptcy by maintaining a position and place of love and understanding.
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A custom screen-printing shop that offers vocational training to at-risk community members.
A policy reform advocating program dedicated to providing cultural and spiritual education, support, and hope to incarcerated individuals.
A safe place to engage in life-affirming and cultural developing, after-school activities.
BU AUDIO ENGINEERING
A vocational training program teaching youth all aspects of the recording process including recording, mixing, editing, and mastering.
Youth programs which offer job training skills, cultural development, gang-deterrence, family reunification, and community involvement.
ADULT REENTRY PROGRAMS
State parole and probation-approved programs that provide comprehensive and culturally-based re-entry services to formerly incarcerated individuals.
WALTER GUZMAN RETREAT CENTER
A secluded and natural retreat center to engage in reconnection with our roots and appreciate nature.
Our weekly food distribution program and outreach keeps us connected to our local community and feeds our local families in need.
An event center and after-school youth development center for cultural enrichment and active learning.
TINY HOUSE CONSTRUCTION
In an effort to combat houselessness, our tiny home construction program offers youth vocational training in construction and develops a consciousness to help others.
Why We Care
Community cannot be spelled without UNITY. We care deeply for our local and neighboring communities, especially those people of color and formerly incarcerated populations that often get overlooked.
What You Get
At Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos, you will gain historical and cultural knowledge, as well as a solid foundation about how to live a positive, productive, and meaningful life.