Our Mission To create a more humane and democratic society by responding to the needs and problems of disenfranchised people through leadership development and educational programs based on Popular Education methodology. Specifically our goal is to organize and educate immigrants concerned with solving problems in their own communities.

We're Hiring a Community Health Outreach Organizer!

The Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA) is a nonprofit community based organization whose purpose is to promote self-determination in the Latino community in Southern California politically, culturally, and economically using popular education methodology. We promote the development of collective solutions to community problems.


Job Title: Community Health Outreach Organizer
Reports to: Health Project Coordinator, Executive Director, and Board of Directors

Program: Workers Health Program
Status: Part-Time (20 hours/week)

Human Rights Organizations Call on President Obama to Use his Executive Power to End Family Detention Immediately


CONTACT: Esther Portillo (347) 585-7462, esther.portillo1@gmail.com; Nancy Zuniga (310) 433-1997, nzuniga7@gmail.com

Human Rights organizations from around the country denounce the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s recent announcement that the agency will continue to incarcerate women and children from Central America under its controversial family detention program. The coalition of organizations calls on President Obama to use his executive power to bring an end to family detention immediately.

Gracias Angela Alvarez / Thank You Angela Alvarez

After 9 impactful years, Angela Alvarez, Co-Manager of the Workers' Health Program is leaving IDEPSCA. Her leadership, vision, and commitment have left an indelible mark on the organization. She will be missed but we celebrate this next chapter in her life with her and her family.

Talleres de Comunicaciones para Organizadores Comunitarios

Invitamos a todas las organizaciones no lucrativas en el área de Los Angeles para que nos acompañen Viernes, 8 de mayo a una serie de talleres tecnológicos en Español. Aspiration, en conjunto con el Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA), estos talleres serán gratuitos para apoyar el intercambio de aprendizaje y conocimiento sobre como usar herramientas tecnológicas para los esfuerzos de justicia social.

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