Semillas Sociedad Civil ("Semillas") is a community-based, tax-exempt 501c3, California nonprofit public benefit organization dedicated to educational excellence, an appreciation of the cultural and intellectual heritage of Native American Peoples and the promotion of positive social awareness. In 2001, Semillas founded its first charter school campus, Academia Semillas del Pueblo CharterSchool ("Academia"), a successful and highly innovative community-based k - 8th grade public charter school for the children of East Los Angeles. Academia is the first World School in East Los Angeles, and is currently the only IB school in Los Angeles. Semillas aims to develop a network of community-based charter schools from kinder through 12th grade that share an Indigenous Culture and International Curriculum. After opening the first campus in 2002, Semillas opened its charter high school in September 2008, Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory High School of North America.