The mission of CSJ is to be a catalyst for broad-based progressive social change. CSJ works to build strategic relationships with and between diverse communities and organizations who are committed to addressing human rights and social justice issues and working towards building a more just society.

The Center for Social Justice is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of six outstanding and influential community leaders, policy makers, legal professionals, and activists. The CSJ Board of Directors is Cynthia Domingo, Rosalinda Guillen, Bob Hasegawa, Sharon Maeda, Curt Firestone, and Alice Woldt.