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9to5, National Association of Working Women: 9to5, Atlanta Working Women
Atlanta, GA | south
9to5 Atlanta Working Women combines advocacy, public education, civic engagement, grassroots organizing, policy campaigns and leadership development to improve the safety net for women and families and improve employment policies, while building for long-term goals, especially creation and retention of family-supporting and family-flexible jobs for all. 9to5 Atlanta has two ongoing campaigns:…
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Action Now Institute
Chicago, IL | midwest
Established in 2009, Action Now Institute (ANI) seeks to educate, inspire and engage community residents of Illinois’ low- and moderate-income communities to take a public stance on the issues that affect their neighborhoods, city and state. ANI believes that the people most affected by the issues of injustice have the right to make the decisions that affect their families and communities. It also…
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Adults and Youth United Development Association Inc
San Elizario, TX | southwest
Founded in 1992, Adults and Youth United Development Association (AYUDA) is a grassroots community organization that advocates for environmental protection measures and access to basic public services for low-income families and residents in El Paso County’s valley region. AYUDA prioritizes colonia communities east of El Paso, Texas, specifically the unincorporated subdivisions – located within …
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Advancement Project : People of Color Donor Organizing Project
Washington, DC | national
Advancement Project is a multi-racial civil rights organization. Founded by a team of veteran civil rights lawyers in 1999, Advancement Project was created to develop and inspire community-based solutions based on the same high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns that produced the landmark civil rights victories of earlier eras. From Advancement Project’s inception, we have w…
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American Indian Association of Tucson dba Tucson Indian Center
Tucson, AZ | southwest
The Tucson Indian Center serves the urban American Indian Community and others by providing culturally appropriate social, economic, education, housing, wellness and advocacy services. The Tucson area has long been the traditional site for Indian settlements. From the Archaic and Hohokam Indians, to the Tohono O’odham and Yaqui, the waters of the Santa Cruz River and the surrounding fer…
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American Indians in Texas – Spanish Colonial Missions
San Antonio, TX | southwest
The American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AIT-SCM) is a nonprofit organization established by the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, descendants of the aboriginal people who populated South Texas and Northeast Mexico. The organization works for the preservation and protection of the culture and traditions of the Native American tribes and other indigenous people who resided in the …
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Arise Citizens’ Policy Project
Montgomery, AL | south
Arise Citizens’ Policy Project was founded in 1998 with a mission to promote state policies that improve the lives of low-income people. It carries out this mission through a coalition of 150 congregations and organizations across the state of Alabama to which it provides organizing training, policy analysis and campaign coordination. Arise also organizes families directly, mostly in the city of M…
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Arkansas Public Policy Panel
Little Rock, AR | south
Founded in 1963, Arkansas Public Policy Panel (APPP) is a statewide organization dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups, educating and supporting them to be more effective and powerful, and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks. Its hallmark convening is the Arkansas Citizens First Congress (CFC) which brings together 58 organizations, repr…
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Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)
San Francisco, CA | national
Founded in 1990, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) was formed to address the lack of strategic investments in the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Although the AAPI population doubled between 1990 and 2004, foundation funding to AAPI communities remained virtually unchanged – at 0.3 percent as of 2012. Lack of support for AAPI communities is an enduring cha…
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Bend the Arc — A Jewish Partnership for Justice: National Youth Alliance on Boys and Men of Color
New York, NY | national
The National Youth Alliance on Boys and Men of Color (NYABMOC) is an alliance of five national networks that work with young men of color ages 13 to 25 organizing for social, racial, and economic justice. Collectively, the networks represent tens of thousands of organized young men of color, and over 200 organizations. NYABMOC’s mission is to create a society where all young men of color thrive an…
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Black Organizing Project
Oakland, CA | west
Black Organizing Project (BOP) was founded in 2009 as a project of National grantee Center for Third World Organizing to address a lack of resources in Black movement advocacy and the absence of capacity and infrastructure for Black-led organizing. In 2012, BOP was established as a separate organization to build a local, intergenerational base of leadership by providing political education and leade…
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CANGRESS dba Los Angeles Community Action Network
Los Angeles, CA | west
Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) helps people dealing with poverty create and discover opportunities, while serving as a vehicle to ensure they have voice, power and opinion in the decisions that are directly affecting them. The mission of LA CAN is to help people dealing with poverty create & discover opportunities, while serving as a vehicle to ensure they have voice, power…
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Children’s Action Alliance
Phoenix, AZ | southwest
Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) was founded in 1988 with a mission to work for the well-being of Arizona’s children and families through nonpartisan research and advocacy on relevant public policies. CAA’s advocacy and research provides information and education to families on issues such as child care, health care, education, juvenile justice, state budgets and tax policy. CAA’s constituen…
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Children’s Defense Fund: Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative
Jackson, MS | south
The Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative for Economic and Social Justice (SRBWI) promotes the first human rights agenda in the United States aimed at eradicating historical race, class, cultural, religious and gender barriers experienced by southern rural black women. SRBWI aims to: To nourish the internal capacity of women to take responsibility for their own lives, per…
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Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA | west
A multi-ethnic coalition of community organizations and individuals, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) advances the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in the City of Los Angeles by fostering greater understanding of immigrants and issues that affect them and providing a neutral space for discussion and for immigrants to come together and become better a…
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Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
San Francisco, CA | west
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth is a member-led, multiracial community organization that builds the leadership and policy advocacy capacity of low-income families in the Southeast section of San Francisco. Over the last 30 years, Coleman has become the leading voice for low to moderate income youth and families in San Francisco. Through grassroots leadership development, youth…
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Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Los Angeles, CA | west
Community Coalition works to help transform the social and economic conditions in South LA that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy. Community Coalition was started by community leaders, including U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass, as a non-profit organization in 1990 in respo…
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Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE)
San Bernardino, CA | west
Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE) is a faith- and community-based organization that develops the capacity of religious and lay leaders and families in San Bernardino and Riverside counties to protect and revitalize the communities where they live, work, and worship. Founded in 2008 by a small group of passionate, progressive, and proactive clergy, lay, and community lead…
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Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Oakland, CA | west
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC), named for a heroine of the civil rights movement, was founded in 1996 to advance racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income and people of color. By engaging low-income families and current and formerly incarcerated youth and adults, EBC is building a movement for justice reinvestment: the reallocation of resources away f…
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Enlace Chicago
Chicago, IL | midwest
Enlace Chicago is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the residents of the Little Village Community by fostering a physically safe and healthy environment in which to live and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development.  Through four program areas — Community Education, Violence Prevention, Community Enrichment, and Economic Develo…
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Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children(FFLIC)
New Orleans, LA | south
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children fights for a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system. The organization was started by David Utter, Shannon Wight and Gabriella Celeste. When the three opened the doors to the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana in 1997, little did they know that the…
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Gamaliel Foundation
Chicago, IL | national
Gamaliel Foundation was founded in 1986 to train community and faith leaders to build political power and create organizations that unite people of diverse faiths and races. Its mission is to empower ordinary people to effectively participate in the political, environmental, social and economic decisions affecting their lives. Gamaliel’s diverse members apply their faith and values to th…
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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Chicago, IL | midwest
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of America’s diverse society. In partnership with member organizations, the Coalition educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship a…
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Inner-City Muslim Action Network
Chicago, IL | midwest
Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) developed in the mid-1990s in an effort to bring the historic legacy of African-American Muslim activism and grassroots engagement in urban neighborhoods together with a diverse group of first and second generation Muslim immigrants raised or invested in similar neighborhoods. IMAN was incorporated in 1997 and propelled forward by the need to creatively respon…
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Inner-City Muslim Action Network: United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations
Chicago, IL | midwest
The United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations (UCCRO) is a grassroots-led, multi-ethnic human rights alliance mobilizing people, policy and ideas for the equitable advancement of marginalized communities. UCCRO comprises seven organizations with a cumulative base of over 4,000 leaders from more than 30 communities in Chicago and its suburbs, which are comprised, for the most part, of …
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Institute For Policy Studies : Black Worker Initiative
Washington, DC | south
As Washington’s first progressive multi-issue think tank, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for over four decades — from the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1960s to the peace and global justice movements of the last decade. Some of the greatest progressive minds of the 20th and 21st centuries hav…
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Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA)
Los Angeles, CA | west
Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California’s (IDEPSCA) mission is to create a more humane and democratic society through leadership development and educational programs for immigrant families and workers using popular education methods. In 1984, a group of students and parents met in Pasadena’s Central Park to confront racism, educational inequalities and the lack of affordable housin…
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Isaiah Institute of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA | south
The Isaiah Institute builds networks of congregations on the Gulf Coast, introducing the organizing model to participating pastors and their congregations, and mobilizing communities to advocate for public policy change that will support positive redevelopment of hurricane-debilitated low-income communities. The Institute was formally incorporated in 2008 with a mission to assist member and a…
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Joint Center For Political And Economic Studies
Washington, DC | national
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Joint Center) is a nonprofit public policy organization producing innovative, high-impact research, analysis and policy solutions that have a positive impact on communities of color. Established five years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to support a growing pool of Black elected officials, the Joint Center works with key local elected officia…
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Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
Chicago, IL | midwest
Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) has been an instrument for grassroots democracy in the North Kenwood and Oakland communities for nearly forty years.  Founded by religious and community leaders in the 1960’s, KOCO facilitated organizing campaigns that increased the resources and services available to families and residents.  Today, KOCO continues its work as a vehicle and voice of l…
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Khmer Girls in Action
Long Beach, CA | west
Khmer Girls in Action began in 1997 as HOPE for Girls, a Cambodian young women’s reproductive health and empowerment project. Throughout their involvement, members began to recognize their needs extended beyond reproductive health education and empowerment.  Through conversation and strategic planning by members and adult allies, Khmer Girls in Action was created with a mission to contribute to t…
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Labor/Community Strategy Center
Los Angeles, CA | west
The Labor Community Strategy Center is a think tank for regional, national and international movement building, founded in 1989 and based in the 10 million-person world city of Los Angeles. Its campaigns, projects, and publications are rooted in working class communities of color, and address the totality of urban life with a particular focus on civil rights, environmental justice, public health, gl…
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Latino Center for Prevention and Action in Health and Welfare dba Latino Health Access
Santa Ana, CA | west
Latino Health Access (LHA) provides tools and trainings that civically engage low-income families, and delivers culturally appropriate health-related services and programming that creates positive, concrete change for low-income families living in Orange County, California. In 1993, LHA was the first organization in Orange County to embark on a place-based strategy involving families in civic engage…
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Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Under Law: Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (“PREP”)
Washington, DC | south
The Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP) seeks to improve K-12 student performance, retention, and access to equal educational opportunities. We serve low-income and minority children in targeted communities by increasing parental engagement in education and ensuring that parents become successful advocates for their children. Our goal is for every child to have meaningful access to a q…
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Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights
New Orleans, LA | south
The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights is a nonprofit law office that defends the right of every Louisiana child to fairness, dignity, and opportunity. Our Children’s Defense Team is the juvenile public defender in New Orleans, where our holistic, team-based, cross-disciplinary advocacy helps young people achieve their legal and life goals in more than 1,200 cases each year.
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Baltimore, MD | national
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909 in response to the growing number of lynchings of Black citizens across the country at the time, coupled with the 1908 Springfield race riot. The founders were dedicated to using every legal means at their disposal to advance racial justice and fairness for the Black community. As the oldest civil rights organ…
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New Florida Majority Education Fund
Miami, FL | south
The New Florida Majority Education Fund (NFM-EF) was co-founded in 2011 by key leaders from several leading grassroots social justice organizations in Florida, including foundation grantees Miami Workers Center (MWC) and Florida Immigrant Coalition. NFM-EF became an independent organization in 2013; it works to organize voter participation and political influence of marginalized residents in the sta…
New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice
New Orleans, LA | south
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, African American workers were locked out of the reconstruction, while immigrant workers were locked in. Poor and working class African Americans faced racial exclusion, while immigrant workers experienced brutal exploitation. Three years later, in the context of a global economic crisis, jobs and immigration continue to be sharply divisive wedge issues. The pol…
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Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido dba Texas Civil Rights Project
Austin, TX | southwest
Founded in 1978, the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) promotes racial, social, and economic justice through community education, organizing, and litigation. TCRP is a statewide organization with offices in El Paso, Austin, Odessa (West Texas) and Alamo (Rio Grande Valley). It provides legal services and know-your-rights training programs on issues such as domestic violence, criminal justice, wage t…
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Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside
Chicago, IL | midwest
Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside (ONE Northside) is a community organization resulting from the 2013 merger of Lakeview Action Coalition (LAC) and Organization of the Northeast, which have a combined history of nearly 60 years of powerful and effective community organizing. ONE Northside organizes seven Northside Chicago neighborhoods in which current Marguerite Casey Foundation gran…
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Partnership for Community Action
Albuquerque, NM | southwest
Partnership for Community Action (PCA) was founded in 2003 with a mission to build strong, healthy communities throughout New Mexico by investing in children and families, leadership development, and by providing the training and tools for New Mexicans to become economically self-sufficient. Its target population is low-income and underrepresented residents in Bernalillo County, though PCA’s advoc…
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People’s Action Institute: Uniting to Build an America that Works for All of Us: Introducing People’s Action
Chicago, IL | national
People’s Action and People’s Action Institute were founded in 2016 to ignite a movement of millions that captures the rising demand for change in our society. Formed from the merger of powerful national organizations, we also come from a storied history of innovation and success.
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People’s Lobby Education Institute
Chicago, IL | midwest
The People’s Lobby is a fast-growing, membership-driven organization devoted to organizing widespread support for public policies and candidates – including people from our communities – that put the needs of people and the planet before the interests of big corporations and the very rich. We train leaders to build bases in our communities, organize support for the progressive legislation, end…
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PICO National Network
Oakland, CA | national
The PICO National Network (PICO) was founded in 1972 and has as its mission to create racial and economic justice in the United States by organizing people of faith and those who are most oppressed by unjust systems and policies. In collaboration with a wide range of faith allies and social justice partners, PICO empowers clergy and grassroots leaders to promote civic engagement and to advocate for …
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Primavera Foundation
Tucson, AZ | southwest
The Primavera Foundation provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization. Primavera is dedicated to addressing poverty and homelessness by acknowledging the intrinsic worth of every individual. Primavera promotes economic and social justice while working to build a future in which all people are assured basic human right…
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Puente Human Rights Movement
Phoenix, AZ | southwest
Formed in 2007 in response to the first agreement between police and federal immigration (287g) in Arizona. This agreement led to cruel attacks on our community at the hands of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Our membership and leadership has always been comprised of those most impacted by anti-immigrant policies and laws: currently and formerly undocumented people, those in mixed-status famili…
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Puente Human Rights Movement : Mijente
Phoenix, AZ | southwest
Formed in 2007 in response to the first agreement between police and federal immigration (287g) in Arizona. This agreement led to cruel attacks on our community at the hands of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Our membership and leadership has always been comprised of those most impacted by anti-immigrant policies and laws: currently and formerly undocumented people, those in mixed-status famili…
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Radio Bilingüe, Inc.
Fresno, CA | west
Radio Bilingüe (RB), founded in 1976, broadcasts trusted sources of information and programming by and for the growing national Latino community. For years, RB served as the only Latino-controlled community radio station in Fresno, California, and it is currently the only national Latino public broadcasting network. RB leads public broadcasting’s production of national Latino‐oriented news and …
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Silicon Valley De-Bug
San Jose, CA | west
Silicon Valley De-Bug (De-Bug) is led and run by communities of color to build the leadership of youth, people of color, low-income families, immigrants, and incarcerated individuals and their loved ones through media production, community organizing, and policy work. It advocates for justice for all families and its overarching mission is to ensure families are front and center in initiating and be…
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Somos Un Pueblo Unido
Santa Fe, NM | southwest
Somos Un Pueblo Unido (Somos), founded in 1995, is a community-based and immigrant-led organization in New Mexico that promotes worker and racial justice. Somos works in urban and rural areas across the state and offers community education about rights; forges leadership opportunities for immigrants and low-wage workers; engages Latinos in the political and electoral process; and organizes grassroot…
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Southern Echo: Tunica Teens in Action
Tunica, MS | south
Formed in 1993, Concerned Citizens for a Better Tunica County works to build the leadership capacity of low-income families by involving students and parents in intergenerational organizing and advocacy. The organization serves the entire population of Tunica County (located in the northwest corner of Mississippi) but works more directly with African-American and low-wealth families, with plans to e…
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Southerners on New Ground
Atlanta, GA | south
SONG long term goals are to build, drive, amplify, and support Southern inter-sectional movement work thru regional capacity building, leadership development, and organizing. All of SONG work centers  shared interest of women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and immigrants, SONG starts at the place of lifting barriers and breaking the isolation that prevents people from participating fully in econom…
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Southwest Organizing Project
Chicago, IL | midwest
Once known for the race riots that erupted when Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched here in 1966 for open housing, Chicago’s Southwest Side communities are now very diverse. No longer predominantly white and Catholic, there has been a dramatic increase in the Latino and African-American populations. These large and rapid demographic shifts have resulted in the breakdown of institutional and n…
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TARGET Area Development Corporation
Chicago, IL | midwest
TARGET Area Development Corporation is a regional grassroots social justice organization with offices in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and South Africa building power in communities to solve stubborn problems using its organizing strategy: Research, Organizing, Mobilization, and Education (ROME). It teaches residents in Auburn-Gresham and Englewood to rebuild the community and address stubborn proble…
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Tides Center: Dream Defenders
Miami, FL | south
Dream Defenders is an uprising of communities in struggle, shifting culture through transformational organizing. Dream Defenders was founded in April 2012 in the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin. Dream Defenders’ mission is to build a movement from a moment of action and to translate the anger of a generation into transformative action for young people and communities of color. Dream D…
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United South Broadway Corporation
Albuquerque, NM | southwest
United South Broadway is a non-profit Community Development Corporation that works within older historic neighborhoods of Albuquerque to address affordable housing opportunities, commercial revitalization, crime prevention and youth development. Neighborhood Revitalization depends on all of these in order to improve and/or maintain the communities” quality of life. The  South Broadway …
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University of Houston – Arte Público Press: Democracy and the New American Economy: Where Prosperity Meets Justice
Houston, TX | midwest
From its beginnings on the artistic fringe during the Hispanic Civil Rights Movement to its current status as the oldest and most accomplished publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Hispanic authors, Arte Público Press and its imprint, Piñata Books, have become a showcase for Hispanic literary creativity, arts and culture. Building on the literary magazine’s success,…
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University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Shriver Center, Choice Program
Baltimore, MD | national
The Choice Program is a community-based, family-centered case management approach to delinquency prevention and youth development. Focusing on providing support in at-risk environments, The Choice Program empowers youth and engages families through a multitude of services adapted to individual needs. The program seeks to foster resiliency in young people by promoting protective factors to mitigate r…
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University of Texas Foundation Project: Center for Civic Engagement
El Paso, TX | southwest
The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) was established at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 1998 to strengthen student and faculty connections with community organizations in the Paso del Norte region and to deepen a sense of civic pride and responsibility among UTEP graduates. CCE’s mission is to share social, cultural and intellectual resources with community organizations and their co…
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W. Haywood Burns Institute
San Francisco, CA | west
The W. Haywood Burns Institute addresses the needs of poor youth and young people of color, their families, and communities by specifically targeting over-representation in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. As a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization, its mission is to protect and improve the lives of youth of color, poor youth and the well-being of their communities by re…
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Westside Health Authority
Chicago, IL | midwest
Westside Health Authority (WHA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community based organization whose mission is to use the capacity of community residents to improve the health and well-being of the community. For WHA, “health” is defined broadly to include the social and physical environment which contributes to the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of a person. It also includes rel…
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William J Brennan Jr. Center for Justice
New York, NY | national
The William J. Brennan Center for Justice (Center) at New York University School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the nation’s systems of democracy and justice. The clerks and family of the late Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. created the Center in 1995 as a living memorial to his belief in the Constitution, and that the test of the nation’s in…
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YouthBuild USA: Opportunity Youth United
Somerville, MA | national
The National Council of Young Leaders (Council), founded in 2012, launched Opportunity Youth United in 2015 to create a grassroots movement of low-income “opportunity youth” between 16 and 24 years of age who are disconnected from education and the labor force. Its goal is to empower this constituency to participate in the civic process and advocate for policies that create pathways out of pover…