The East San Jose PEACE (Prevention Efforts Advance Community Equity) Partnership is a group of residents and organizations working together to build a healthy, peaceful, and empowered community in the 95116, 95122, and 95127 zip codes. We hope to counteract the conditions that have led to a high level of community violence and trauma in East San Jose by building on our strengths—community pride, diversity, creativity, and a rich history of community activism, among others. By putting hope and healing at the center of activism for policy change, we believe we can transform the health and safety of the entire community.

Uniting East San Jose for Health Equity

Health equity is when everyone has a fair opportunity to be healthy. That means we need to remove barriers like poverty, racism, and other forms of discrimination, and the conditions they create that make it harder to be healthy, such as lack of access to good jobs, safe environments, quality education and housing, and healthcare.

The East San Jose PEACE Partnership is bringing together community groups, community residents, healthcare organizations, schools, city agencies, businesses, and others to achieve health equity for East San Jose residents by:

  • Supporting policies and programs that prevent violence and trauma
  • Lifting up the important role culture and relationships can play in building community strength and resilience
  • Advocating for increased economic opportunities and investments
  •  Countering negative stereotypes about East San Jose by empowering community members to tell their own stories of life in their neighborhoods

Click here for the ESJ PEACE Partnership One-Pager in English


PEACE Partnership has developed workgroups to tackle specific community-identified issues around violence prevention. Currently, the following workgroups are active:

  • Anti-Displacement
  • Clinics for Peace
  • Promotores to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

To learn more about our workgroups, please click herePEACE Partnership Workgroup Information 

PEACE partnership participating organizations:

Convening organization: Santa Clara County Public Health Department

  • Alum Rock-Santa Clara St. Business Association
  • Alum Rock Counseling Center
  • Alum Rock Union School District
  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
  • Catholic Charities, Franklin-McKinley Children’s Initiative
  • City of San Jose: City Manager’s Office, Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, Housing Department, and Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services
  • Community Health Partnership
  • District 5 United Neighborhood Group (Lyndale)
  • East Side Union High School District
  • First 5 of Santa Clara County
  • Foothill Community Health Center
  • The Health Trust
  • National Compadres Network
  • Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
  • People Acting in Community Together (PACT)
  • Santa Clara County:
    • District Attorney’s Office,
    • Probation Department,
    • Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System,
    • Valley Health Plan,
    • Valley Medical Center (VMC)
  • Somos Mayfair
  • Valley Medical Center (VMC) Foundation
  • Youth Connections Foundation
  • Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Commission

The East San Jose PEACE Partnership is part of the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI), which is funded by The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California Foundation, and Sierra Health Foundation.