EYCEJ History.

EYCEJ was established in 2001 by residents of the Commerce/East Los Angeles area who were concerned with the increasing environmental health impacts of industrial pollution in their community, as well as several pending expansion projects adjacent to homes, schools and parks. After running into each other at several public meetings and realizing the huge wall they came up against as individuals, these concerned residents made the decision to work in unity and formed a community group that would fight for the lives of their families and neighbors. In 2002, EYCEJ was formally funded as a non-profit organization under the fiscal sponsorship of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE).

Since its inception, EYCEJ has achieved many important successes, including bring issues of environmental justice and air quality to the forefront for other community, environmental, and governmental entities at both regional and statewide level.