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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 policie…
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Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice United
Montgomery, AL | south
The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice is a grassroots, statewide network of individuals and organizations that works to advance and defend the rights of immigrants in Alabama. ACIJ coalition consists of seven non-profit organizations, 15 grassroots…
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Alabama Council on Human Relations: Alabama Organizing Project
Montgomery, AL | south
For fifteen years, the Alabama Organizing Project (AOP) has been training the future leaders of Alabama to speak out and educate others for social justice. AOP assists organizations in the state to work collaboratively in empowering their constituents – many of whom are l…
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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 provi…
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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 coalitio…
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Arkansas United Community Coalition
Fayetteville, AR | south
As Arkansas immigrants and partners move to seek positive change in their communities, AUCC utilizes guided practice, an approach that emphasizes learning-by-doing, enabling immigrants to develop and put newly acquired ideas, tools and techniques into practice on s…
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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 e…
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Community Farm Alliance
Berea, KY | south
Community Farm Alliance members believe that the people most affected should have a say in addressing their social, economic and environmental problems, which means that good public policies are critical. CFA helps people organize to define the problem, identify barriers, need…
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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 U…
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Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami
Miami, FL | south
Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami-Haitian Women of Miami (FANM) is an advocacy and social service agency that works to empower Haitian women and their families socially and politically while helping to facilitate their adjustments to South Florida. Founded in 2001, and located in Miami…
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Farmworker Association of Florida
Apopka, FL | south
Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) is a grassroots organization led by and for farmworkers. Founded in 1983, FWAF empowers farmworkers and rural low-income communities to gain control over the public policies that affect their lives. FWAF’s primary activities…
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Farmworker Association of Florida
Apopka, FL | south
Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) is a grassroots organization led by and for farmworkers. Founded in 1983, FWAF empowers farmworkers and rural low-income communities to gain control over the public policies that affect their lives. FWAF’s primary activiti…
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Farmworker Association of Florida: Farmworkers Self-Help
Dade City, FL | south
Located in Dade City in west central Florida, Farmworkers Self-Help (FSH) was founded in 1982 by Mexican immigrants and Mexican-American migrant farmworkers. Its mission was to improve the lives of migrant farmers in the region who were often the targets of abusive attacks by th…
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Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama
Montgomery, AL | south
Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama (FOCAL) develops the skills and capacity of low-income families and child care providers through its programs and partnerships. Founded in 1972, FOCAL has confronted inequality, oppression and discrimination thr…
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Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama (FOCAL)
Montgomery, AL | south
Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama (FOCAL) develops the skills and capacity of low-income families and child care providers through its programs and partnerships. Founded in 1972, FOCAL has confronted inequality, oppression and discrimination throu…
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Florida Immigrant Coalition Inc
Miami, FL | south
Florida Immigrant Coalition was formed by a group of legal advocates in Miami to mitigate the impact of the 1996 welfare/immigration reform legislation. With the assistance of Center for Community Change, FLIC was formally incorporated in 2004 and has become a statewide, m…
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Florida Institute For Reform And Empowerment Inc
Orlando, FL | south
Organize Florida Education Fund is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that both trains and develops leaders and organizes families in low-to moderate-income communities in Florida. Our vision is for these communities to become critically engaged in …
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Georgia Citizens Coalition on Hunger
Atlanta, GA | south
In December 1974, the Georgia Citizens’ Coalition on Hunger (Hunger Coalition) was founded as a statewide coalition of concerned citizens. Representatives from civic organizations, labor unions and the church realized that thousands of children and adults were e…
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Georgia Strategic Alliance for New Directions and Unified Policies (STAND-UP)
Atlanta, GA | south
Georgia STAND-UP, a Think & Act Tank for Working Communities, is an alliance of leaders representing community, faith, academic, and labor organizations which organizes and educates communities about issues related to economic dev…
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Greater Birmingham Ministries
Birmingham, AL | south
Founded in 1969, GBM is a multi-faith, multi-racial organization dedicated to serving people in need, pursuing justice, and building stronger communities. GBM began when three different denominations each launched new ministry efforts to respond more effectively to peopl…
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Highlander Research and Education Center
New Market, TN | south
Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the U.S. South. Through popular education, participatory research, and cultural work, we help to create spaces — at Highlander and in local communities — wher…
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Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
Birmingham, AL | south
Founded in 1999 in Birmingham, Alabama, Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) serves low-income Spanish-speaking immigrants, primarily from Mexico and Central America. The ¡HICA! constituency is composed of 4,000 people living in urban, suburban and …
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Hope CommUnity Center
Apopka, FL | south
Hope CommUnity Center (Hope) was founded in 1971 as the Office for Farmworker Ministry (OFFM) in Apopka, Florida, a city 20 miles west of Orlando. It was launched by the Catholic Diocese of Orlando and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to serve Central Florida’s agricultural …
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Human Services Coalition of Dade County dba Catalyst Miami
Miami, FL | south
Founded in 1996 by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Catalyst Miami (Catalyst) serves as an intermediary organization that facilitates advocacy programs and implements community building strategies. Catalyst’s mission is …
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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 move…
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Isaiah Institute
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-debilitate…
Kentucky Coalition
London, KY | south
Kentucky Coalition is committed to policy change on issues such as economic justice and voting rights, economic transition and environmental protection, new energy and green jobs, to benefit low-income families. A little bit of Kentucky Coalition’s histo…
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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…
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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 holis…
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Louisiana Children’s Museum
New Orleans, LA | south
Since opening its doors in 1986, the Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) has been one of the city’s premier attractions for children. We welcome 147,000 visitors per year, engaging children, families, caregivers, and school groups in memorable interactive experiences desi…
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McIntosh Sustainable Environment and Economic Development
Darien, GA | south
McIntosh SEED (Sustainable Environment and Economic Development) is a grass-roots, community-based organization working in McIntosh County, Georgia. Their work is guided by the social, economic, environmental, and cultural interest of the comm…
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Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative
Biloxi, MS | south
Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative (MLICCI) was founded in 1998 at a statewide gathering of over 100 low-income parents, child care providers, and community leaders who came together to address low-income working families’ unmet need for quality…
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Morehouse School of Medicine: Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Atlanta, GA | south
Through the strong history, mission, and values of Morehouse School of Medicine, the Satcher Health Leadership Institute is committed to developing the next generation of health leaders and professionals. Satcher Health Leadership Institute mission is to …
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Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED)
Berea, KY | south
Founded in 1976, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) works with rural families in Kentucky and Central Appalachia to create economic opportunity, strengthen democracy, and support the sustainable use of natural resour…
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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 o…
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New Florida Majority Education Fund : Equal Voice for Urban Florida
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 Immigr…
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New Florida Majority Education Fund : Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
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…
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New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice : Louisiana Equal Voice Network
New Orleans, LA | south
The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (Workers’ Center) was founded shortly after Hurricane Katrina, in the context of a humanitarian crisis. Against the backdrop of a political economy that pitted communitie…
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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 expl…
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Nollie Jenkins Family Center
Lexington, MS | south
Nollie Jenkins Family Center (NJFC) visualizes an energized and involved community where all people, young and old, are valued, nurtured and supported as we work together to build and sustain communities that are purposeful in ensuring that the environmental, political, c…
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North Florida Educational Development Corporation
Gretna, FL | south
North Florida Educational Development Corporation (NFEDC) is a grassroots, community-based organization that works to empower individuals and families in Gadsden County and the North Florida Panhandle to become more self-sufficient and improve the qua…
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One Voice
Jackson, MS | south
Founded in 2007, Community Policy, Research and Training Institute promotes civic engagement in public policymaking through leadership development, research support, training and technical assistance for advocacy group associations and community-based …
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Parents for Public Schools
Jackson, MS | south
Parent for Public Schools (PPS) was founded in Jackson, Mississippi in 1991 by a committed group of parents who wanted to see their students and public schools thrive. The actions of these parents inspired similar groups in other parts of the country and resonated in both r…
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Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide
Atlanta, GA | south
Since 1986, Project South has constructed social movement practices that advance social change in U.S. society and attempted to demonstrate that unless there is an independent social movement led by the people most negatively affected by…
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Southern Echo
Jackson, MS | south
Southern Echo was founded in 1989 to build the capacity of African American communities to form a network of new, accountable grassroots community organizations, on an inter-generational model. Southern Echo provided training, technical and legal assistance. The primary goal was to empo…
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Southern Echo: Citizens for a Better Greenville
Greenville, MS | south
Citizens for a Better Greenville (CBG) was founded in 2001 to focus on parent and student organizing and advocacy for quality education for all local public school students. Located in the Mississippi Delta, the Greenville community suffers from the l…
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Southern Echo: Mississippi Delta Catalyst Roundtable
Greenville, 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…
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Southern Echo: Sunflower County Parents and Students Organization
Indianola, MS | south
Since 1995, Sunflower County Parents and Students Organization, formerly known as Indianola Parent Student Group, has been using an intergenerational model of community organizing to advocate for quality public education opportunities for all student…
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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 Tu…
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Southern Mutual Help Association
New Iberia, LA | south
Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.’s mission is to build healthy prosperous rural communities in Louisiana. Its special focus is with distressed rural communities whose livelihoods are interdependent with our land and waters. It works primarily with agricult…
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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, …
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Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education
Albany, GA | south
​Southwest Georgia Project was founded out of SNCC when newly elected chairman Stokely Carmichael made it clear that white members, once actively recruited, were no longer welcome. Continuing to work with all for social justices, the Southwest Georg…
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Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment
Knoxville, TN | south
Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) is committed to for social, economic, and environmental justice in Tennessee. SOCM’s original name, Save Our Cumberland Mountains, grew out of SOCM’s origins as a grassroots community organ…
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Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment: Community Media Organizing Project
Knoxville, TN | south
The Community Media Organizing Project (CMOP) empowers grassroots, community-based organizations to employ media relations and communications work in strategies to organize families and individuals to improve their own lives and communities through institutional cha…
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Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
Nashville, TN | south
The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) is a statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration whose mission is to empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an…
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Tide Center: Opportunity Agenda
Opa Locka, FL | south
The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab. Opportunity Agenda collaborate with leaders to move hearts and minds, driving lasting policy and culture change. Opportunity Agenda bring the inspirational voices of opportunity and possibility to social just…
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Tides Center: Dream Defenders
Opa Locka, 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…
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Voices for Alabama’s Children
Montgomery, AL | south
VOICES for Alabama’s Children (VOICES) was established in 1992 and is the longest standing statewide child advocacy organization in Alabama, with a mission to ensure the well-being of Alabama’s children through research, public awareness, and advocacy. Acco…