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100 Ways of Giving Corp

100 Ways of Giving is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to give back to less fortunate, underserved communities. Our organization aims to inspire and unite young adults of color by spearheading a movement, amongst millennials, that promotes a domino effect of philanthropic and charitable acts within their own communities.

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All Hands Volunteers, Inc.

All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organizations and local communities. We aim to demonstrate the power and value of volunteerism through the tangible work done, the hope it brings to suffering communities, and the transformative experiences it provides for volunteers.

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Artistic Noise Inc.

Artistic Noise exists to bring the freedom and power of artistic practice to young people who are incarcerated, on probation, or otherwise involved in the justice system. Through visual arts and entrepreneurship programs in Massachusetts and New York, our participants give voice to their experiences, build community through collaborative projects, and learn valuable life and job skills. Artistic Noise creates safe spaces where court-involved youth can be seen, heard and supported on their path to adulthood. We believe the practice of making art offers opportunities for young people and communities to transform.

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Better Opportunities Inc. (fiscally sponsored by Louis D Brown Peace Institute Corporation)

Better Opportunities Inc., is a non profit organization that advocates for change in our mindset, to unite urban communities and promote peace and strength.

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Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County Inc

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, Inc. (CAC) unites public, private and community partners to promote safety, healing and justice for children exposed to violence and their families.

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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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Citizens For Safety, Inc. - LIPSTICK

Citizens for Safety (CFS) is a 501c3 nonprofit mobilizing the power of grassroots action to stop the flow of guns to criminals and create safe communities where every child can thrive without the fear of getting shot.
 
Operation LIPSTICK--Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing--is a program of CFS that reduces the willingness of women to provide guns to people who can't get guns legally. LIPSTICK has been proven to reduce gun crimes by women.
 

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Community Legal Aid

To protect and advance the legal rights of low-income, elderly and other disenfranchised people in order to secure access to basic needs and to challenge institutional barriers to social and economic justice.

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Community Legal Services and Counseling Center, Inc.

Community Legal Services And Counseling Center provides free civil legal aid and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people. Our services combat the effects of poverty and violence by helping clients and their children meet basic human needs for safety, income, health and housing. CLSACC draws on the expertise of dedicated volunteer professionals to provide direct services to our community's most vulnerable members.

All services are provided by the Center's paid staff and a dedicated corps of volunteer attorneys and mental health professionals. Volunteers are at the heart of CLSACC's service mission.

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Community Resources for Justice, Inc.

We change lives and strengthen communities by advancing policy and delivering individualized services that promote safety, justice, and inclusion.

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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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Dismas House of Massachusetts Inc.

The mission of Dismas is the reconciliation of homeless former offenders and society through the creation of supportive community.  Through our family-style transitional and permanent housing, and our street outreach (BAR None), Dismas welcomes back former offenders to New England's second largest city.  Through advocacy and innovation, Dismas helps to build a statewide safety net as well, providing assistance in linking the social safety net with energy efficiency.

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Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation acts to build a strong, thriving, and diverse community in Boston's Dorchester neighborhoods.  Working closely with neighborhoods, residents, businesses and partners, we access resources to:
  • Develop and preserve home ownership and rental housing across income levels;
  • Create and sustain economic development opportunities for businesses and individuals; and
  • Build community through organizing, civic engagement, and leadership development.

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Emerge a Men's Counseling Service on Domestic Violence, Inc.

 Founded in 1977, Emerge was the nation’s first counseling program for men who physically assault their partners and is a national training and resource center on domestic violence. Emerge's mission is to eliminate violence toward women. In working toward this goal, Emerge seeks to educate individual men who batter, prevent young people from learning to accept violence in their relationships, improve institutional responses to domestic violence, and increase public awareness about the causes and solutions to violence against women. With the development of parenting education groups for fathers, Emerge has expanded its mission to include a goal of helping men with histories of domestic violence to become more responsible parents.

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Girl’s LEAP (LEAP Self-Defense)

Girls’ LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment and Awareness Program) interrupts the cycle of violence by teaching girls that they have a right to be safe and how to defend themselves if necessary. We believe all girls deserve to grow up safe and free from violence – and that empowerment is violence prevention.

Our mission is to empower girls and young women to value and champion their own safety and well-being. Our primary goal is to provide girls and young women with the tools and assessment skills to keep themselves safe, both emotionally and physically. 

 


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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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Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Inc.

Lawyers Clearinghouse improves the lives of people facing social and economic hardship by engaging the legal community in pro bono service to nonprofit organizations and their homeless and low-income clients.

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Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Inc.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action, education, and advocacy, in collaboration with law firms and community partners.

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Lionheart Foundation

The Mission of the Lionheart Foundation is to increase the emotional competency and well-being of at-risk youth and incarcerated adults significantly enough to alter their life course.
The Vision of the Lionheart Foundation is a safer, more evolved society where at-risk individuals are empowered to live up to their potential and contribute to the greater good.

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Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

The Peace Institute is a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities dealing with murder, trauma, grief, and loss.

Our focuses are services, training, and advocacy to transform society's response to homicide so that all families impacted by murder are treated with dignity and compassion, regardless of the circumstances.
 
Our vision is to create and sustain communities where all people are valued and all families can live in peace. 

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Massachusetts Children's Alliance, Inc.

The Massachusetts Children’s Alliance is a membership organization that promotes an integrated, multidisciplinary team response to child abuse. MACA is committed to strengthening collaboration and fostering systemic and societal change to protect children. Through support of member organizations, MACA ensures that children and families have access to high quality, comprehensive, specialized and culturally competent services of a Children’s Advocacy Center.

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Massachusetts Community Outreach Initiative

Our mission is to nurture, protect, encourage and assist men and women transition from incarceration to the community. Our goal is to create a positive support system and community family for the released individual by utilizing faith based institutions and community resources. Our focus is to build these relationships during incarceration increasing the possibility of successful re-entry thus reducing recidivism. 

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Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation Inc.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people unduly burdened with excessive debt through no fault of their own, by providing compassionate and effective pro bono legal representation to eliminate debt and restore peace of mind.

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MetroWest Legal Services Inc.

The mission of MetroWest Legal Services is to provide legal advocacy to protect and advance the rights of the poor, elderly, disabled and other disenfranchised people in our service area and to assist them in obtaining legal, social and economic justice. We help our clients secure access to basic needs and challenge institutional barriers in order to achieve equal justice for all.

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North Shore Community Mediation Center (NSCMC)

North Shore Community Mediation Center (NSCMC) is a non-profit corporation whose members educate and empower people to transform conflicts into opportunities for mutual understanding, social change, communication, and personal growth.
NSCMC, through collaborative efforts, raises public awareness of the value of Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution methods as vehicles for resolving personal differences and diminishing conflict in society at large.

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Oxfam-America Inc.

Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. We save lives, develop long-term solutions to poverty, and campaign for social change. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions.

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Parents Helping Parents - the Roundtable of Support Inc.

Empowering parents to nurture children and build stronger families.

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Phoenix Multisport Inc.

The Phoenix offers a free sober active community to individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder and to those who choose to live sober. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives while also striving to eliminate stigma around recovery.
Together we……… RISE | RECOVER | LIVE
 
 

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Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project Inc.

The Political Asylum / Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project is an award-winning, nationally recognized model of collaboration and legal excellence empowering the immigrant community in Massachusetts with access to justice, hope, and safety. PAIR serves low-income asylum-seekers from across the world, unaccompanied minors, and immigrants who are unjustly detained, guiding them through the first step on the journey to becoming United States citizens. 

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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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RESPOND, Inc.

RESPOND, Inc., New England's first domestic violence agency and the nation's second, is dedicated to partnering with individuals, families and communities to end the serious public health issue of domestic violence.

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Roxbury Youthworks Inc

Roxbury Youthworks Inc's (RYI) mission is to help youth caught in cycles of poverty, victimization, and violence to transition successfully into adulthood. 

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SMART Team Inc- A Division of Justice Resource Institute

SMART Team's mission is to provide high quality mental health services to young people and their families involved with juvenile and criminal justice. Our team of highly skilled clinical social workers meet young people at their homes, schools or in detention facilities and correctional settings.  We are strong advocates for young people within these settings, addressing  young peoples mental health needs while working collaboratively with our juvenile and criminal justice partners.

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Stop Handgun Violence Inc

Stop Handgun Violence is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 by a group of successful businesspeople including several gun owners moved by the increasing number of gun deaths and injuries in America. SHV works to prevent firearm violence through public awareness, sensible legislation and support for law enforcement - without banning guns.

With 84 gun deaths in the U.S. everyday—more than Columbine and Virginia Tech combined—it's time we start putting lives before special interest politics. We are not calling for restrictions to our Constitutional Rights, but just common sense legislation that will ultimately create effective uniform gun laws.

Stop Handgun Violence is challenging legislators, gun owners, law enforcement, activists, and everyone else who's sick of senseless killings to take guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists by bringing sanity to the national debate with a sensible, workable national gun policy beginning by requiring background checks, stronger gun trafficking laws, and more support for law enforcement.

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Strategies for Youth Inc.

Strategies for Youth (SFY) is a policy and training organization dedicated to improving interactions and relations between police and youth and to reducing disproportionate minority contact. SFY achieves its mission by equipping officers with knowledge and best practices for working with youth; and by educating youth on how to peacefully navigate their encounters with police. SFY provides police offices with training that integrates instruction in adolescent brain development and best practices for effectively de-escalating interactions with cutting edge research, develops leadership for adopting trauma-informed policing practices within law enforcement agencies, and educates vulnerable youth about their rights and how to respond appropriately to police.  Strategies for Youth aims to reframe and transform what is too often an adversarial approach to police/youth relations.

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The Petey Greene Program Inc. - Massachusetts

The Petey Greene Program (PGP) supplements education in correctional institutions by preparing volunteers, primarily college students, to provide free, quality tutoring and related programming to support the academic achievement of incarcerated people.

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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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Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association Inc.

The mission of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association is to increase access to justice by delivering high quality pro bono civil legal services to eligible clients in the Greater Boston area.

 

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Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts, Inc.

The Women’s Bar Foundation (WBF) is dedicated to ensuring access to justice for the most vulnerable residents of our great Commonwealth. We recruit, train, and mentor volunteer attorneys from the private bar to provide free legal assistance to low-income clients.  Through our pro bono projects we work to end the cycle of domestic abuse, prevent homelessness, provide counsel to incarcerated women, and prepare critical documents that help seniors manage their health and finances as they age.  


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