Bridging Communities

Bridging Communities is a ground-breaking course in activism, civil rights and solidarity-building that provides invaluable leadership training for youth of color. Each year the program brings together youth from different communities to broaden their understanding of one another. This year, CAIR-LA is pleased to announce that the Bridging Communities Program will be a collaboration between Muslim and Latinx communities.

About the Program

Recognizing similar community experiences post-9/11 and post-Pearl Harbor, the Bridging Communities Program uses cross-community education to develop young leaders who have a strong sense of identity, who understand their own histories of struggle and resilience, and who have the leadership and advocacy tools to uplift their communities and work for social justice. Participants gather for a series of interactive sessions which cover topics such as: identity, culture, religion, civil rights, community history, and will apply these lessons through advocacy and community service.

For more information, contact Leadership Development Coordinator Yusra Khafagi at or call (714) 776-1847. 


The program hopes to engage high school students, community leaders, and youth organizers.

  • High school students must complete an application.
  • Community leaders must complete a simple registration form by September 22 at 11:59 PM.
  • Youth organizers who have experience in solidarity spaces, facilitating social justice workshops, or have participated in CAIR-LA youth programs are encouraged to apply as facilitators. Deadline to apply is September 22nd at 11:59 PM.

Applications will be posted on this website by August 21st.

Program Cosponsors