Ethnic Studies Education Pathways Project

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Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians originated in the lineages and villages of the pre-Mission period. The Tataviam (or, People Facing the Sun) are the original peoples of the land CSUN now occupies. Learn more about the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, past and present.

CSUN Project Rebound

CSUN Project Rebound is part of the CSU Project Rebound Consortium, which supports the higher education and successful reintegration of formerly incarcerated students through the mentorship and living example of other formerly incarcerated students, graduates, faculty, and staff. Project Rebound constructs a life-affirming alternative to the revolving door policies of mass incarceration by making higher education more accessible and supportive of formerly incarcerated students.

We Are Power

We Are Power: Community in Action Conference is a student-led effort that seeks to reimagine the field of social work. The name “We Are Power” was inspired by Native activist John Trudell whose words embodied our intentions to honor and remember our ancestral connections to knowledge and land, while actively reclaiming our power and responsibility to build community through action.

Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural and Bookstore

The mission of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural is to transform community in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and beyond through ancestral knowledge, the arts, literacy and creative engagement. Melding vision with conviction, Tia Chucha’s was created as a space to embrace the equally important artistic development of our lives as human beings.  



Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (LESMC) Consortium

The Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Consortium is composed of Ethnic Studies practitioners and faculty. LESMC promotes the advancement and implementation of well-designed Ethnic Studies courses and programs for the purpose of advancing students’ academic achievement, educational equity, community activist scholarship, and community leadership skills.

Parent Pioneers

Parent Pioneers/Padres Pioneros is a grassroots organization founded in 1994 and composed of about 27 volunteer immigrant Latina/o mothers, grandmothers and young people. The organization has worked for the past 23 years providing Family Math (Lawrence Hall of Science) and Family Literacy for elementary children and their families in Pacoima, San Fernando, and Sylmar.


The Ethnic Studies Education Pathways Project is funded by a Diversity & Equity Innovation Grant from the Northridge Office of the Provost in conjunction with the President’s Commission on Diversity & Inclusion.