Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights "is a strategy and action center working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America. Based in Oakland, California, we promote positive alternatives to violence and incarceration through our four cutting-edge campaigns." 
"When the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights started in 1996, we were small. Very small. In every conceivable way. We had one full-time staff person. We had one computer that co-founder Van Jones brought from his home. Our office was literally a closet, donated by the ever-generous Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights." 
- Jakada Imani - Executive Director
- Books Not Bars addresses the ineffective and inhumane over-incarceration of youth. We're currently working to replace the neglectful and abusive Division of Juvenile Justice with a system of regional rehabilitative care centers.
- Green-Collar Jobs Campaign addresses the lack of meaningful work opportunities for at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated people in society. The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign catalyzes workforce opportunities in the burgeoning “green” economy, creating dignified jobs for low-income families.
- Soul of the City is our hands-on, hands-together campaign to create an Oakland that is safe, healthy, and balanced. We're working to transform Oakland into a socially just, spiritually connected, ecologically sustainable city with shared prosperity for all.
- Heal the Streets is a new ten-month fellowship program that will train Oakland's young leaders (ages 15 - 18) to develop and advocate for policies that bring peace and hope to our streets.
Board of Directors 
- Glenn Backes - Public Policy Researcher and Consultant
- Sandra Bass - Program Officer, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- Diana Frappier, esq. - Co-Founder, Ella Baker Center
- Holly Minch - PR and Communications Consultant
- Shiree Teng - Strategy & Evaluation Consultant
Resources and articles
- Robin Templeton
- Marianne Manilov - former director
- Sarah Shanley Hope
- Raquel Lavina - former national program director
- Ella Baker Center: The Basics, Ella Baker Center, accessed July 17, 2007.
- Ella Baker Center: A Brief History, Ella Baker Center, accessed July 17, 2007.
- About Books Not Bars, Ella Baker Center, accessed August 15, 2010.
- About Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, Ella Baker Center, accessed August 15, 2010.
- Soul of the City, Ella Baker Center, accessed August 15, 2010.
- Heal the Streets Fellowship Program, Ella Baker Center, accessed August 15, 2010.
- Ella Baker Center Staff & Board, Ella Baker Center, accessed August 15, 2010.