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Action, Inc.

Action, Inc.’s mission is to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged residents of Cape Ann and beyond by minimizing the effects of poverty, promoting economic security and advocating for social change.

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African Television Network of New England Inc.

At the African Television Network of New England we believe that a community thrives when its disparate groups are supported in maintaining vibrant cultural identities as they are provided with the information and skills that will allow them to join their larger community as respected and productive members. Founded with this mission in mind, ATNNE endeavors to increase the visibility, and promote understanding, of the African community of greater Boston by providing a weekly television program called “The African Television Network.”

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American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Massachusetts is a private, voluntary, nonpartisan organization which works to protect and promote the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights.

Using an "integrated advocacy" model combining litigation, education, communication, organizing and grassroots lobbying strategies, the ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts works on a wide range of civil liberties issues, including upholding the First Amendment, stopping unnecessary government surveillance, protecting the rights of immigrants, and so much more.
 
 
The ACLU never charges clients for legal representation, and does not accept government funding, in order to maintain absolute and unequivocal independence.  We depend entirely on the support of individuals, families and foundations who care enough about the principles of liberty, justice, equality and democracy to make an investment in protecting them.

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American Islamic Congress Inc.

The American Islamic Congress is a nonprofit, non-religious, civil society development organization serving Muslims and Non-Muslims by promoting civil and human rights through advocacy, engagement and education.

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Amirah, Inc.

Amirah, Inc. provides a refuge for those seeking to break free from exploitation and heal in community on their journey toward lasting hope.

 

 

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Arc of Bristol County, Inc.

The Arc of Bristol County Mission:

To foster community partnerships, promote individual advocacy and create a pathway for growth and innovation by offering exceptional support and services to people with all abilities through the attraction, development and retention of superior talent who passionately demonstrate best practices.

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Bay State Reading Institute

The Bay State Reading Institute’s (BSRI) mission is to ensure that every child leaves elementary school a proficient reader. BSRI is committed to accelerating the achievement of all students, and closing the gap for low-income and English language learners.  We do this by helping schools transform classroom practice and build a confident and collaborative school culture by providing expert instructional and leadership coaching, professional development and a tested, data-centered literacy model.

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Black Economic Justice Institute

The Black Economic Justice Institute (BEJI) mission is to educate, advocate, and assist Boston's communities of color in securing sustainable jobs, and/or creating our own businesses.We envision the existence of generational wealth by creating good jobs standards, and building schools to teach our culture, history, and civic engagement as part of the curriculum.  We want to see lifestyles of home ownership and safe neighborhoods.

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Boston Mobilization Inc.

Boston Mobilization develops and empowers teen leaders for social justice. Through popular education, community organizing and connecting across difference, our teen leaders move local communities toward justice.
 

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Boston Women's Fund, Inc.

The Boston Women’s Fund is a progressive foundation that supports community-based organizations and grassroots initiatives run by women and girls in order to create a society based on racial, economic and social justice.

Core Values of the Boston Women’s Fund: 
1. We believe that change starts at the grassroots level, and systemic change is necessary to achieve racial, economic and social justice
2. We believe that power and wealth must be redistributed to attain equity and systemic change
3.We believe that the fight for women’s rights is an integral part of a larger struggle to end oppression based on race, class, gender, age, religion, ability or sexual orientation
4.We believe all movements must combat racism by being racially and culturally diverse in both membership and leadership if progressive change is to occur
5.We believe that women and girls of color as well as those of extremely low-income must and can be leaders within all movements if progressive change is to occur
6.We believe that educating and organizing a diverse donor base is a critical strategy for amassing broad support for social change movements
7. We strive to reflect our commitment to shared leadership, equity and cultural diversity in all aspects of foundation’s operations

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Boston's Higher Ground

Higher Ground is dedicated to achieving excellent outcomes for children, youth and their families in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan, by connecting residents with existing programs and services, by helping to improve the outcome of service providers, and by encouraging the establishment of new partnerships that will ensure that needed opportunities and better services are available to all residents of the target communities.  

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Calling All Crows

Calling All Crows is a service organization that partners with musicians and fans to create change through hands-on service and activism.

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Cambridge Community Services

Enroot (formerly Cambridge Community Service) is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to empower immigrant youth to achieve academic, career, and personal success through inspiring out-of-school experiences. 

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Cambridge Young Womens Christian Association (YWCA Cambridge)

YWCA Cambridge is a social justice organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  
 

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Center to Support Immigrant Organizing

CSIO supports and develops the work of individuals, groups, and communities dedicated to organizing immigrants around the issues that affect their lives. Our goal is to help immigrants in the forefront of community and workplace struggles to develop their power and leadership not only to succeed in their immediate context, but also to contribute to the broader effort to build a more just and democratic society.

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Centro Presente Inc.

Centro Presente is a member-driven, state-wide Latin American immigrant organization dedicated to the self-determination and self-sufficiency of the Latin American immigrant community of Massachusetts. Centro Presente struggles for immigrant rights and for economic and social justice. Through the integration of community organizing, leadership development and basic services, Centro Presente strives to give our members voice and build community power.

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Chelsea Collaborative, Inc.

The Chelsea Collaborative’s mission is to empower Chelsea residents and Chelsea organizations to enhance the social, environmental, and economic health of the community and its people. 

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Chinatown People Progressive Association Inc.

The  Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), originally founded as the Chinatown Peoples Progressive Association, is a grassroots community organization which works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in Greater Boston and beyond, to improve living and working conditions, and to involve ordinary community members in making decisions that affect our lives. The CPA particularly targets the immigrant, working class sector of the Chinese community.

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Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc.

Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) is the only independent, non-profit, statewide organization working exclusively to improve the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts. We advocate, conduct research, and educate the public on important juvenile justice issues. We believe that both children in the system and public safety are best served by a fair and effective system that recognizes the ways children are different than adults and focuses primarily on their rehabilitation.

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City Life/Vida Urbana (Urban Revival, Inc.)

City Life/Vida Urbana is a grassroots community organization committed to fighting for racial, social, and economic justice and gender equality by building working-class power. We promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders and build collective power to effect systemic change and transform society.

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Community Change, Inc.

The mission of Community Change is to promote racial justice and equity by educating, mobilizing, and organizing white people to challenge structural racism. CCI was founded in 1968, born out of the Civil Rights Movement and the Kerner Commission, which named racism "a white problem."

 

CCI exists because the United States has deeply-rooted systems of privilege for white people at the expense of people of color. Interlocking systems of institutional racism are largely invisible to the white community. CCI does what few organizations are willing to do: shine a spotlight on the roots of racism in white culture to deal with racism at its source and with racism’s impact on communities of color.

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Community Education Project Inc.

The Community Education Project works towards social and economic justice by contributing to the development of a capable, informed, and self-determining Latino Community in greater Holyoke/Springfield, Massachusetts. Our work is carried out through adult literacy and language education programs as well as through grassroots organizing and action initiatives that encourage our students and others:

·  to respect human dignity with its rights and responsibilities;

·  to live in solidarity with others, aware of our interdependence;

·  to seek the well-being of all;

·  to value all forms of work and creativity;

·  to increase awareness about social and economic inequalities

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Community Labor United Incorporated

The organization's mission is to move strategic campaigns combining the joint power of community-based organizations and labor unions in order to protect and promote the interests of low and middle-income working families in the greater Boston area. Through a program of coalition building, research and policy development, public education and grassroots mobilization, CLU will move forward policies that promote quality jobs, secure healthcare and affordable housing for all of the Boston area's working people.

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Conexion Inc.

A leadership and executive mentoring program for mid career Latino professionals. One of the few leadership programs for Latinos of its kind in the country. Our goal is to transform mid career Latino professionals into strategic and innovative executives who lead organizations that can harness the positive impact of the expanding HispanicLatino demographic.  Create a national network of exceptional leaders who understand the impact of the nexus between the rising HispanicLatino
demographic, the sustainability of the US economy and our quality of life.   To engage with forward thinking organizations to provide an innovative approach to talent management, i.e. identifying, retaining talent and succession planning; to increase access to and visibility with the expanding HispanicLatino population.

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Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries

To mobilize congregations and communities across economic, religious, racial, and ethnic boundaries so that, in partnership, we can work more effectively for a just and peaceful society and for spiritual growth and interfaith understanding.

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Corporate Accountability International (Infact)

Corporate Accountability International's (formerly Infact) mission is to stop life threatening abuses (public health, human rights, environmental) by transnational corporations and increase their accountability to people around the world.

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Criminal Justice Policy Coalition Inc.

The Criminal Justice Policy Coalition is a member-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of effective, just, and humane criminal justice policy in Massachusetts. We seek to accomplish this by expanding the public discourse on criminal justice, promoting dialogue and cooperation among diverse stakeholders, and building support for policies that better protect our communities, promote accountability and change for offenders, and provide restitution to victims. We hold occasional networking meetings on a variety of criminal justice issues, sponsor public forums and conferences, organize legislative action, and provide support and coordination to groups engaged in advocacy.

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Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI)

The Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) is dedicated to changing how social justice is imagined, developed and deployed here in the United States. We are creating a design studio for the progressive arm of the nonprofit sector in order to support the sector’s ability to create new forms of effective social intervention and the exploration of new ways to be interventionists.

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Disability Law Center Inc.

The Disability Law Center provides legal advocacy on disability issues that promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities to participate fully and equally in the social and economic life of Massachusetts. 

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Disability Rights Fund Inc.

The mission of the Disability Rights Fund is to support Disabled Persons Organizations in the developing world to take the lead in advocating for the human rights of persons with disabilities at local and national levels, utilizing the mechanism of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). 

Our vision is of a world where persons with disabilities participate fully in society and enjoy equal rights and opportunities. 

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Eagle Eye Institute, Inc.

Eagle Eye Institute's mission is to empower urban people from low-income communities, especially youth of color, to play an active role in caring for our environment.  

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East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC)

East Boston Ecumenical Community Council, Inc. is a neighborhood-based organization that promotes the advancement of Latino immigrants of all ages through education, services, advocacy, community organizing, and leadership development.

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Exceptional Lives Inc.

Exceptional Lives provides free, online Guides that help parents navigate through difficult processes such as how to:

  • Create an effective IEP
  • Find out if a child qualifies for special education
  • Optimize their child’s health insurance
  • Obtain guardianship, or explore alternatives
  • Access social security (SSI) and other disability benefits

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Federation for Children with Special Needs, Inc.

The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communitiesWe are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.  

 

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First Teacher

First Teacher is a community of parents and caregivers working together to prepare all our children for kindergarten and beyond. We believe we are our child's first teacher. First Teacher believes parents and caregivers make the difference in whether children are entering school buoyed by the joy of learning or saddled with the chore of catching up.

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Foster Care Alumni of America: Massachusetts Chapter

The mission of the Massachusetts Chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America is to make the greatest impact possible for alumni by forging new pathways to opportunity through education, advocacy and access to resources.
 
Vision Statement
 
The vision of the Massachusetts Chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America is to equip alumni with the tools necessary to realize their dreams and to encourage, inspire, and support youth in care to be tomorrow's leaders; secure in themselves and the world around them.

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Found in Translation Inc.

  1. To give bilingual women an opportunity to achieve economic security through the use of their language skills

  2. To unleash bilingual talent into the workforce to fight racial, ethnic, and linguistic disparities in health care

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Friends of Children Trust Fund, Inc.

The Children’s Trust leads statewide efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect by supporting parents and strengthening families. 
 
The Children’s Trust is Massachusetts’ leading family support organization. We strengthen the Commonwealth by developing, evaluating, and promoting parenting education and coaching programs to improve the lives of children.
 
We have deep, long-lasting partnerships with over one hundred of the most effective family support agencies across Massachusetts. A combination of public and private investment in the Children’s Trust enables the organization to address a growing and unmet need.

Building our children’s future is our purpose

We believe that...

Every child deserves to grow up in a nurturing and loving environment

Every parent wants to raise their children in a responsible and loving manner

Every family has strengths

Every community strive for a culture where all children and families thrive

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Friends of St Stephens Youth Programs Inc

Our goal is to transform disadvantaged communities one young person at a time by bridging the learning gap between low-income students and their affluent peers. We provide them with a comprehensive “circle of care” that meets their academic, emotional, and physical needs. We also support their families and schools. 

We were founded by a church and receive ongoing support from churches, but we are a youth development organization with a separate 501(c)3 non-profit entity. We accept students without regard to their religious affiliation and we do not promote any religious agenda. 

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Gilbert Albert Community Center

Since the Gilbert Albert Community Center (GACC) was established in 2005, our mission has been to educate immigrant populations in the Greater Boston area with the knowledge that education will promote a healthy, vibrant, and flourishing community . The Gilbert Albert Community Center is aware of the sociolinguistic barriers that affect local immigrant populations and threaten to damage individual and communal relationships, as well as cross-cultural development, and seeks to overcome these barriers through ESL courses, access to social services, and programming that promotes healthy lifestyles.  The Gilbert Albert Community Center supports local immigrant communities by providing services that will increase cultural awareness and facilitate acculturation and integration.

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Girls Rock Campaign Boston

Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) empowers girls to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through musical education and performance.

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GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, Inc. (GLAD)

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.

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Global Potential: Boston Office (Globalhood Inc.)

Global Potential (GP) empowers high potential urban youth from low-income communities around the world to energize each other through education, international service work and cultural exchange in order to enable youth to affect positive change in their lives, communities and the global community.

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Greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (GBC-NSCIA)

The mission of the Greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association is to RISE Above Paralysis:

Reach individuals and families affected by spinal cord injury and disease

Inspire the newly injured through role models and peer mentors

Support individuals and families as they begin their post injury journeys

Empower individuals with spinal cord injury/disease to reach their goals and dreams

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Health Care for All, Inc.

Health Care For All is a nationally recognized, nonprofit, membership-based organization founded in 1985 on the belief that all people should have access to health care. Health Care For All is particularly concerned about those most at risk of falling through the cracks of the current health care system -- the uninsured, children, low-income elderly, immigrant communities, linguistic minorities, communities of color and people with disabilities. Health Care For All's work is dedicated to the development of a health care system that is universal, efficient and equitable while at the same time providing high-quality care. As the premier health care consumer advocacy organization in Massachusetts, Health Care For All is now recognized as a model of broad-based community organizing and coalition-building for similar consumer organizations throughout the country.

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Health Law Advocates, Inc.

Health Law Advocates (HLA) is a public interest law firm whose mission is to provide pro bono legal representation to low-income residents experiencing difficulty accessing or paying for needed medical services. HLA is committed to ensuring universal access to quality health care in Massachusetts, particularly for those who are most at risk due to such factors as race, gender, disability, age, or geographic location. With its partner organization, Health Care For All, HLA combines legal expertise with grassroots organizing and policy reform to advance the statewide movement for universal health care access.

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Highlands Coalition

The Highlands Coalition is composed of people who live and/or work in the Highlands neighborhood of Lynn, Massachusetts.  We build gardens and rehab parks and promote healthy living. We train college-age youth to work with school-age youth on health and environmental issues. We work on issues such as voting rights, youth jobs, anti-crime, foreclosure and eviction-prevention.  We assist the Lynn Housing Authority with the Lynn Lead Abatement Program and plan to expand into housing development for low and moderate income people.

 
 

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History Unerased Inc.

Prepare every teacher to teach every child about the vital role LGBTQ history and people have played in our nation and world.

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Homes for Families Inc.

Homes for Families is a statewide advocacy organization committed to ending family homelessness through permanent and emergency solutions. We are a collaborative of families who have experienced homelessness, service providers and advocates. Together we educate, organize and advocate for improved public policies to address the root causes of family homelessness with holistic and community-based solutions.

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Human Rights Education Associates, Inc. (HREA)

HREA is dedicated to quality education and training to promote understanding, attitudes and actions to respect, protect and fulfill human rights, and to foster the development of peaceable, free and just communities.

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Institute for Human Centered Design Inc.

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is an education and design non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design. IHCD’s work balances expertise in legally required accessibility with promotion of best practices in human-centered or universal design. We celebrate the good fortune of our time in which we live longer and survive more than at any time in history. We seek to identify and promote solutions in the physical, information, communication, policy, and social environments that minimize limitations and facilitate everyone’s opportunity to thrive.

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Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

We are a partnership of Haitian and US human rights advocates. We support the Haitian people in their struggle to achieve universal human rights, access to a just legal system, social justice, a society without violence, and the right to participate fully in choosing their government. Using models like the US civil rights movement, we are active in the courts, both in Haiti and internationally, in the streets and in poor neighborhoods. We work in partnership with grassroots movements, to transform the structural injustices that stand in the way of stability and prosperity for the majority of Haitians.

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Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University

The Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) is not a separate legal entity, but is a research institute at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  The information being provided relates only to IASP, although Brandeis will be the legal applicant/grantee.  The Institute's mission is to develop strategies, processes, and policy alternatives that enable vulnerable populations to build resources and access opportunities to live securely and participate fully in all aspects of social and economic life.  

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International Institute for Justice and Development Inc

The IIJD's mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty in Africa by providing tools necessary to address systemic institutional weaknesses, reform institutions of governance, build capacity and empower communities.

At the IIJD, we conduct research, consult, educate, advocate, and mobilize major stakeholders to take action and build a stronger institutional foundation to free Africa from oppression and poverty.

Without an independent, strong, transparent and reliable justice system, it is impossible to provide a just and trusted environment for business, research, and human development.

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International Institute of Boston Inc

The mission of the International Institute of New England is to invest in the future of New England's cities and towns by preparing immigrants for participation in the social, economic, and political richness of American life through active citizenship.

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Irish International Immigrant Center Inc

The Irish International Immigrant Center assists immigrants from Ireland and from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant, welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building.

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Justice At Work

Justice At Work supports and encourages low-wage immigrant worker organizing by meeting the legal needs of immigrant worker centers--community-based labor organizations that organize, educate and advocate on behalf of immigrant workers. Justice At Work provides a mixture of employment/labor-related and organizational legal support, including education, trainings, referrals and representation. With Justice at Work’s involvement, these worker centers can best develop leadership and organize immigrant workers to address wage theft, unsafe conditions, discrimination, harassment and illegal retaliation. Justice At Work partners with worker centers that are members of the Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative (IWCC), which engages the three largest immigrant communities in MA (Latino, Brazilian, and Chinese), in order to bolster a broader movement that will have the power to affect public discourse and policy.

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Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Inc.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice is a private, non-profit, non-partisan legal organization that provides pro bono legal representation to victims of discrimination based on race or national origin. The Committee’s mission is to provide a safeguard for the civil, social, and economic liberties of residents in Greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts. We handle major law reform cases as well as legal actions on behalf of individuals. We also engage in public policy advocacy, community legal education, community economic development, and other legal services that further the cause of civil rights.

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Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Inc.

Massachusetts Advocates for Children is a child advocacy organization whose mission is to be an independent and effective voice for children who face significant barriers to equal educational and life opportunities. MAC works to overcome these barriers by changing conditions for many children, while also helping one child at a time.

For over 45 years, MAC has responded to the needs of children who are vulnerable because of poverty, race, limited English or disability.

MAC’s vision is that all children in the Commonwealth, especially the most vulnerable, have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Central to this vision is that all children receive the high quality education to which they are entitled and which will enable them to succeed.

MAC does not seek or accept public government funding that would compromise our ability to advocate most effectively with public agencies which create the barriers we are

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Massachusetts Alliance On Teen Pregnancy, Inc.

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy advocates statewide and mobilizes communities to prevent teen pregnancy, to increase opportunities for youth and young parents and to empower young people to make healthy decisions about relationships, sex, parenting and life.

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Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice

To identify and develop innovative and collaborative solutions to legal problems not currently being addressed by the public or private sectors, such as educating homeless children, keeping kids in school, and reducing the incidence of juvenile delinquency.

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Massachusetts Charter Public School Association Inc.

The mission of the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association is to serve, support, and advocate for Massachusetts charter public schools as they strive to achieve the goals of their charters.

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Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education

The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) champions the right of all adults to acquire 21st century literacy, English language and numeracy skills leading to economic prosperity, strong families and vibrant communities. MCAE provides leadership, professional development, communication and advocacy to advance quality adult basic education.

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Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health, Inc.

Founded in 1976, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH) engages youth and adult community members as leaders in promoting safe, secure jobs and healthy communities throughout eastern Massachusetts. Through education, leadership development and coalition-building, youth and adults gain the skills and support to address dangerous work conditions and prevent work-related diseases and disabilities. MassCOSH has a special focus on immigrants and other lower-income adults, and young people of color who often work in jobs that are the most unsafe and unhealthy.

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Massachusetts Communities Action Network (Organizing and Leadership Training Center Inc.)

Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN) is a network of faith-based community organizations in MA working for economic and racial justice. We are inspired by our faith traditions’ deep and enduring call to justice. Our network was started as a community organizing training center called OLTC in 1985 and has evolved into a powerful movement of faith leaders throughout MA acting prophetically on collective campaigns. Within MCAN there are local organizations in Boston, Brockton, Lynn/North Shore, New Bedford & Fall River, Worcester and Springfield.  MCAN is an affiliate of the PICO National Network.

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Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition Inc. (MIRA Coalition)

 

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) protects and promotes the rights and opportunities of immigrants and refugees across the Commonwealth. MIRA advances this mission through education and training, leadership development, organizing, strategic communications, policy analysis and advocacy. Today, MIRA fights for the rights of nearly 1 million foreign born people in the state, who make up 15% of our population and 18% of MA’s workforce.


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Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, Inc.

The mission of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network is to unite and strengthen the nonprofit sector in the Commonwealth through public policy, public awareness, and capacity building services.

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Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC)

The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.

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Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston

MLPB equips the healthcare and human services workforce with legal problem-solving strategies that address health-related social needs. By doing so, we advance health equity for consumers and communities.


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Music for Food Inc.

We believe both music and food are essential to human life and growth. Music has the power to call forth the best in us, inspiring awareness and action when artists and audiences work together to transform the ineffable into tangible and needed food resources.

Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Our concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger, empowering all musicians who wish to use their artistry to further social justice.

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National Consumer Law Center Inc. (NCLC)

The Boston-based National Consumer Law Center® (NCLC®) works for consumer justice and economic security for low-income and other disadvantaged people, including older adults. Using our expertise in consumer and energy law, we seek positive impact for consumers through policy analysis and advocacy; publications; litigation; expert witness services, and training and advice for advocates, housing counselors, and social services providers.   

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Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts Education Fund Inc

We are the “new majority:” people of color, immigrants, women, and the working class, on a path to liberation.  Our statewide, membership organization is marching to put people and the planet before profit. We counter the fear that causes injustice by building power to transform the institutions that govern our lives. 

In an era of income inequality, environmental degradation, and racism, our chapters are confronting this triple crisis in Massachusetts. We fill the ballot box with our votes. We fill the streets with our voices. We seed the new alternatives that put power and decision-making in the hands of those directly affected. We are certain that a better world is possible and that we are the ones to build it.

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New Boston Pride Committee Inc

Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility, and dignity; we educate, communicate, and advocate by building and strengthening community connections.

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North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy Inc.

North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy is an association to develop and support freely-given relationships for people who will benefit from guidance, companionship, and/or advocacy. In each relationship, one partner (the protege) is a local citizen with a mental disability and/or mental health disorder. The other partner (the advocate) is another local citizen whose interests, identity, and skills match the interests, identity, and needs of their disabled friend.

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OCD Massachusetts, Inc. (Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Inc.)

The mission and goals of OCD Massachusetts are to:

  • Educate the public and professionals about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided in the commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their families in the commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Advocate and lobby for the OCD community in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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On With Living and Learning Inc.

·    Amplifying the voices of  previously incarcerated women  to assist their successful transition to  productive citizenship

·     Bringing previously incarcerated women , theatre professionals, and the public together to intentionally engage and foster greater  understanding

·     To contribute  to the social capital of our underserved communities

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One Can Help Inc

One Can Help provides critical resources. Juvenile court-involved children and families living in poverty frequently need additional supports to help them improve their lives. When this assistance is not available in the community or from state agencies, OCH can help.

We help underserved homeless families, at-risk teens, struggling students, parents or children exposed to abuse or neglect, as well as foster kids.

We provide funds for verified basic needs and for child-specific assistance. These can include school supplies, laptops, sports equipment, after-school activities, camp, daycare, emergency food, clothing, rent, car repair, and public transportation passes. And because needs can be urgent, we try to provide assistance in 1-3 days.

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Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Inc.

The mission of PPLM is to protect and promote sexual and reproductive health and freedom of choice by providing clinical services, education and advocacy.

We believe that sexual health is essential to every person's total well-being.

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Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project Inc.

Thousands of people flee from persecution each year and arrive in the U.S. without any knowledge of the legal system or money to pay for a lawyer. PAIR helps fill that void by recruiting, training and mentoring volunteer lawyers to represent asylum-seekers without charge, and advises and represents immigration detainees.

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Prisoners' Legal Services (Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services)

PLS promotes the safe, humane and lawful treatment of Massachusetts prisoners through civil rights litigation, administrative advocacy, client counseling and outreach to policy makers and the public.

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Project R I G H T

Project RIGHT, Inc's mission is to strengthen and coordinate existing services and programs in the Grove Hall areas of Roxbury public safety, crime prevention, electoral advocacy, zoning and housing and economic development issues, through grassroot models of sustainable resident organizing are the main goals of the organization.

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Public Conversations Project, Inc.

Public Conversations Project fosters constructive dialogue where conflicts are driven by differences in identity, beliefs, and values.

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Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice Foundation Inc.

The heroic work of those who speak out and take action to alleviate discrimination, promote tolerance, and achieve justice for contemporary victims of social injustice inspires us but is also critically important to humanity and a broader understanding in society of current inequities. Our mission is to promote tolerance and achieve justice for the contemporary victims of social injustice.  We do so by using the lessons of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 as the guide to repair damage with truth, and make Salem known globally as a leader in human rights and social justice

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Sargent-Murray-Gilman-Hough House Assn

The mission of the organization is: to engage the public in the life, times, work and home of Judith Sargent Murray, pioneering advocate of women's education and equality.

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Special Olympics Massachusetts Inc.

 The mission of Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Massachusetts also provides athletes with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, express courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics Athletes, and the community.

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Stand for Children Leadership Center

Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, college or career training.  To make that happen, we:

-          Educate and empower parents, teachers, and community members to demand excellent schools.

-          Advocate for effective local, state and national education policies and investments.

-          Ensure the policies and funding we advocate for reach classrooms and help students.

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Student Immigrant Movement (SIM, Massachusetts)

The Student Immigrant Movement is a MA-based statewide immigrant youth-led organization. We fight for the liberation of the undocumented community through the development of a network of immigrant youth organizers in high-density immigrant communities. We organize youth, ages 13-30, and provide political education, leadership training, protection, guidance, mentorship, and safe healing spaces.

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Tapestry Health Systems, Inc.

Tapestry Health is dedicated to being a leader in providing high quality, cutting-edge, non-judgmental health services and advocacy for disenfranchised and underserved populations, with an emphasis on women and youth.

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The City School Inc.

The City School develops and strengthens youth to become effective leaders for social justice.
 
We work with young people ages 14-19 living in Boston and its surrounding suburbs who are emerging leaders and have a passion for social justice. Our community intentionally crosses lines of race, class, gender, and neighborhood. 

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The I'm Still Here Foundation (Formerly Hearthstone Alzheimer's Foundation, Inc.)

 The mission of the I’m Still Here Foundation is to give people living with cognitive challenges the opportunity to have a life worth living by developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based engaging nonpharmacological treatment programs for people with Alzheimer's, their care partners, caregivers, and for those in the communities in which they live.

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The Preparatory Foundation, Inc.

Boston Prep prepares students to succeed in four-year colleges and to embody, in thought and action, lifelong ethical growth.

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The Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center Incorporated

The mission of Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center (SIC) is to create and implement educational and economic development programs to strengthen the Roxbury community.  SIC is the 501(c)3 affiliate of Roxbury Presbyterian Church; all services are provided without regard to religious beliefs.  Using both direct service programs and a community organizing approach, SIC's goal is the long-term transformation of Roxbury.  

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The Urbano Project

Urbano brings together urban youth and professional artists to ignite social change through place-based participatory art and performance projects. Together we foster future generations of creative and civic leaders committed to social justice. 

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The Workforce Solutions Group

The Workforce Solutions Group (WSG) is a statewide advocacy coalition which brings together business, labor, community, and workforce organizations to advance a clear and unified policy agenda for workforce development.   Working closely with SkillWorks and our partners across the state, WSG is the leading advocate for systems change and alignment among workforce, education, and economic development agencies; and the leading advocate for increased state resources for sector based job training, skills training for low income adults and youth, and employer investment in talent pipelines.

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Transformation Center Inc.

As peers in all stages of recovering our mental health wellness and freedom from addictions:
- We promote the growth and voices of people with lived experience, individually, in communities and in organizations.
- We facilitate these diverse voices to impact and transform policy and practice.
- We are committed to transform the systems of care that impact persons in recovery.
- We create new services, supports and education that transform the lives of those with lived experience.
- We uphold the "nothing about us without us" motto - encouraging full participation of our peers in all activities and services in the community.
 

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Union of Minority Neighborhoods, Inc.

UMN was founded by and is run by people of African descent committed to fully engaging communities of color in our democracy. Our mission is to ensure that trained, committed grassroots leaders of color effectively organize on issues of concern in their communities, their regions, and the nation. Our vision is to create a unifying force to address the threats to our civil liberties and to end discriminatory policies and practices that limit our access to political, economic and social power.

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United Neighbors of Fitchburg, Inc

It is the mission of the United Neighbors of Fitchburg to promote and maintain a spirit of community among Fitchburg's diverse peoples and neighborhoods, by fostering equitable economic, educational, health, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities, unifying Fitchburg's varied immigrant roots, past, present and future. 

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United Planet Corp

United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission – to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in 35 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it’s the most fulfilling experience of their lives.

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Veterans Legal Services, Inc. (Shelter Legal Services Foundation Inc.)

Veterans Legal Services' mission is to promote self-sufficiency, stability, and financial security of homeless and low-income veterans through free and accessible legal services.

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Victim Rights Law Center Inc.

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is the first nonprofit law center in the nation solely dedicated to serving the needs of rape and sexual assault victims.  Our mission is to provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim.

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Vigorous Interventions in Ongoing Natural Settings Inc. (VISIONS, Inc)

VISIONS’ long term goal is to create lasting social change by working across all sectors, training and consulting over 50 organizations and thousands of individuals a year and contributing to create environments where differences are recognized, appreciated, and leveraged for the equitable benefit of all members. The youth in the Legacy Project are at the heart of this vision, as they will be the next generation of leaders and trainers who carry, spread and realize these ideals for the society.


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Voices Rising

Voices Rising is a women's chorus, founded upon feminist principles of community, inclusivity, activism and education. We sing together to give voice to our lives, identities and beliefs, and to celebrate the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and women's communities in and around Boston. Raising our voices in joy and solidarity, we contribute to the growing tradition of the women's choral movement. Through our music, we strengthen ourselves and serve our community's history, present needs and future possibilities.

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Winchester Multicultural Network Inc

The mission of the Winchester Multicultural Network is to promote the recognition, understanding, and appreciation of diversity; advocate for each and every person’s civil rights; and confront intolerance.

The Multicultural Network responds to incidents of bias and discrimination; offers multicultural training workshops; sponsors forums and other events that foster multicultural understanding; offers social events and activities for international residents; and publishes “The Journey,” a newsletter with a circulation of to more than 2,500 households.

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Women Encouraging Empowerment Inc.

Dedicated to educating, advocating, protecting and advancing the rights immigrant, refugee and low income women and their families through organizing, leadership development and service delivery.

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Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts, Inc.

The Women’s Bar Foundation advances social and economic justice by providing low-income women with access to legal representation and a means to be heard. The WBF recruits and trains volunteer attorneys to address legal issues that disproportionately affect low-income women and their children. Through its pro bono programs, the WBF educates the legal community about the positive impact that one attorney’s work can have on the life of a client at risk.

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Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

The mission of the Women's Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts is to advance the educational attainment and economic security of women and girls in Southeastern Massachusetts.
 

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YWCA Boston, Inc.

YW Boston aims to end racial disparities, end gender disparities, and promote social cohesion. 

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YWCA of Greater Lawrence

The YWCA is a social justice organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.

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