Breaking Down Barriers.

Building Up Communities.

WHO WE ARE

Anytown Las Vegas is a one-of-a kind program with a 37-year history and longest running Anti-racist youth program in the state of Nevada.  Since 1983, over 4,000 high school students have graduated from our signature program, Camp ANYTOWN. We intentionally recruit students from different religious identification, spiritual expression, humanistic beliefs, racial and gender identities, socio-economic statuses, and other identifying factors.

 

At Camp ANYTOWN students learn about racism, racial and religious prejudice, diversity, and social justice in a non-conventional way that takes lectures and study groups out of the equation and replaces them with a hands on approach that prioritizes group discussions, interactive workshops, and youth-led campaign building.

 

The program is supported by the Anytown Youth Council (AYC), a completely youth led working board that provides strategic direction to the Anytown program and incorporates perspectives and voices of young people in each element of program planning. ⠀

Antiracism

Anytown delegates learn to promote the acceptance and appreciation of people from different racial groups in ways that promotes the policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance.

Allyship

Each session serves as a proving ground where Anytown delegates explore ways to become stronger allies and develop strategies to eliminate prejudice within themselves and their community.

The Golden Rule

Delegates learn about the principle of treating others as oneself would wish to be treated - without exception, absolute justice, equity and respect.

HISTORY

Founded in 1928, The National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ) was a human rights organization focused on combating intereligious prejudice. NCCJ’s origins can be traced back to 1924, when the convention for the Federal Council of Churches of Christ began to discuss the growing power of the Ku Klux Klan. As a result, a committee on goodwill between Christians and Jews was developed.

 

As NCCJ’s foundation was rooted against racial and religious prejudice, the organization created the Anytown program in the 1950’s in the state of Arizona. After the birth of Anytown in Arizona, the program made its way to Las Vegas in 1983. During the same time, the NCCJ changed their name to the National Conference for Community & Justice.

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Contact Us

Executive Director: Rico Ocampo

Address: PO Box 73070
Las Vegas, NV 89170

Office:  702-722-8517

Fax:  702-534-5586 Attn: Rico Ocampo

Email: info@campanytownlasvegas.org