Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela 

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.



I Love the Eastside Campaign

August 5, 2014

InnerCity Struggle (ICS) is launching the I Love the Eastside campaign to celebrate the organization's 20th a...

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Eastside Students and Parents Celebrate the Los Angeles School Board’s Approval of the Equity is Justice Resolution

June 13, 2014

After months of organizing, Eastside students and parents celebrate the Los Angeles School Board's approval o...

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Program Helps East L.A. Students Plan for Academic Future

May 29, 2014

As the end of the school year and summer vacation approaches, some high school students are starting to plan ...

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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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