About Us

Since 1994, InnerCity Struggle has worked with youth, families and community residents to promote safe, healthy and non-violent communities in the Eastside.


We organize youth and families in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights to work together for social and educational justice. InnerCity Struggle provides positive after-school programs for students to become involved in supporting our schools to succeed.

We have empowered students to reach their family's dream of college. The work of InnerCity Struggle demonstrates that youth and parents working together are a powerful force for improving their communities and making real change.

InnerCity Struggle has also educated and empowered thousands of Eastside voters to be heard at the ballot box on critical issues impacting our communities.



InnerCity Struggle Convenes Parents, Officials, Community Members to Discuss Community Schools

September 2, 2015

Boyle Heights resident Raul Ruiz envisions a community school where his son, who is autistic, could access sp...

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ICS Student Leader Eduardo Pacheco Recognized as Sargent Shriver Youth Warrior Against Poverty

August 13, 2015

Most high school students usually spend their lunch time hanging out with friends. For Eduardo Pacheco, it...

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ICS' 12th Annual Awards Dinner Honors 21 Years of Organizing for Change

August 6, 2015

ICS' 12th annual awards dinner will honor Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) for his leadership, an...

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Civic Engagement Canvassers

May 7, 2015 to

In 1994, InnerCity Struggle (ICS) became an independent center to meet the Eastside's l...

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Parent Organizer

January 20, 2015 to

Application Deadline: January 23, 2015 In 1994, InnerCity Struggle (ICS) became an independent center to ...

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Communications Director

January 6, 2015 to

ICS is seeking a highly proactive, energetic and experienced individual who is deeply passionate about s...

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