Justified Pivot: Organization Doesn’t Stop Fight Against Discrimination

Just Communities (JC), the nonprofit whose mission includes “dismantling all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression,” works towards its vision […more…]

Just Communities’ Second Annual Social Equity Summit

Just Communities’ is hosting its second annual Social Equity Summit: “Anti-Racism Work Beyond the Statement” virtually on Thursday, May 13th. […more…]

Dismantling Racism on the Central Coast

In 2008, Fabiola Gonzalez-Gutierrez took part in Just Communities’ intensive CommUnity Leadership Institute designed to teach up to 40 local […more…]

Just Communities

Phone: (805) 966-2063
Executive Director: Melissa G. Patrino


Just Communities advances justice by building leadership, fostering change, and dismantling all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression.

Begin to Build a Relationship

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.

Peaceful and Just Solutions

“Soon after moving to Santa Barbara I met the staff of Just Communities and learned about their work to address conflicts and to create opportunities for people of diverse cultural, racial and economic groups to work together. I attended sessions where police, students, teachers and parents expressed their gratitude for the skills and understandings they gained as a result of Just Communities’ trainings and workshops. It is a privilege to endorse and support this organization that works year-round to promote peaceful and just resolutions to difficult issues in our county.”
– Mary Becker
a longtime supporter of Just Communities

Board of Directors

Jack Rivas, Co-Chair
Walid Afifi, Co-Chair
Viviana Marsano, Secretary
Marlene Cohen
Abby Hogan
Alexandra Brown
Jean Alexander
Stooky Hernandez