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Curyj DVP School Site VIP Team

We look to young people to lead the way in transforming our communities by investing in their healing, aspirations, and activism.

What services or resources do we offer to students through Curyj?

  • Violence Interruption
  • Life Coaching
  • Family support

How you can reach us

Email Araceli Ambriz  Email Francisco Cisneros

Who are we?


Araceli Ambriz

Araceli is a Violence Interrupter and Youth Life Coach working in schools and the community. Prior to this Araceli was a Homies 4 Justice Associate at CURYJ. Araceli has also worked as a legal processor at Alameda court where she first hand saw many problems with the court system, was a manager of government contracts at a cable company for aircraft cables for commercial and military use, and worked as a supply specialist in the U.S. Army. Araceli grew up in East Oakland, and her work at CURYJ is driven by the desire to give youth and their families support that wasn’t available in her community when she was growing up. Her heart has always been in her community and now getting to work in the same community that she loves so much, she works to bring youth opportunities, expanding their minds, and to work with families whose trauma has impacted their day-to-day life, knowing that united we will triumph. Si Se Puede!