Focus Area: environment

Adults and Youth United Development Association Inc

March 2, 2018

AYUDA is a bilingual, grassroots non-profit community group founded in 1992 for the purpose of advocating for quality healthcare, better housing, environmental protection standards, education and leadership training for youth and community and economic development in San Elizario, Texas

child care, community development, community organizing, criminal justice, education, elder care, employment, environment, food security/access to health food, health care, housing, immigration, LGBT, transportation, voter engagement, workers rights, youth

American Indians in Texas – Spanish Colonial Missions

March 2, 2018

The American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AIT-SCM) is a nonprofit organization established by the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, descendants of the aboriginal people who populated South Texas and Northeast Mexico. The organization works for the preservation and protection of the culture and traditions of the Native American tribes and other indigenous people who resided in the Spanish colonial missions. AIT-SCM provides a wide array of programs that address the social needs and cultural aspirations of the diverse indigenous communities in San Antonio, Texas. American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions is a proud member of the San Antonio Fatherhood Campaign.

civic engagement, community organizing, criminal justice, education, environment, housing, Native Americans, race equality, voter engagement, youth

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

March 6, 2018

Arkansas Public Policy Panel is a statewide organization dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups around the state, educating and supporting them to be more effective and powerful, and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks. The Panel seeks to bring balance to the public policy process in Arkansas.

civic engagement, community development, community organizing, criminal justice, education, employment, environment, food security/access to health food, health care, immigration, LGBT, living wage, race equality, tax policy, voter engagement, workers rights, youth

Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

March 2, 2018

All people have a right to a clean and healthy environment in which their communities can live, work, learn, play and thrive. Towards this vision, APEN brings together a collective voice to develop an alternative agenda for environmental, social and economic justice. Through building an organized movement, we strive to bring fundamental changes to economic and social institutions that will prioritize public good over profits and promote the right of every person to a decent, safe, affordable quality of life, and the right to participate in decisions affecting our lives. APEN holds this vision of environmental justice for all people. Our work focuses on Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

civic engagement, community organizing, environment, housing, race equality, transportation, voter engagement, youth

Bend the Arc — A Jewish Partnership for Justice: National Youth Alliance on Boys and Men of Color

March 5, 2018

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice engages people and communities throughout the United States in creating economic opportunity and promoting social justice. We invest in affordable housing, foreclosure recovery, good jobs, and the community services every healthy neighborhood needs. We train leaders to take on the most pressing issues facing our nation. We organize across lines of race and faith with people seeking economic opportunity and basic rights. And we bring young Jews around the country to work with communities in need, igniting a lifelong passion for social change.

civic engagement, community development, community organizing, criminal justice, education, employment, environment, food security/access to health food, housing, immigration, LGBT, race equality, voter engagement, workers rights, youth

Beyond Single-Issue Philanthropy: Fifteen Years of Funding Across Silos

November 14, 2016 / Luz Vega-Marquis

Over four days in May 2016, a small group of young people gathered around a conference table at Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Seattle offices to contemplate and plan their collective future. Corleone Ham came in from Long Beach, CA, where he helps run the Young Men’s Empowerment Program at Khmer Girls in Action and, in his spare time, battles educational disparities. Crystal Sahler represented the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, which she joined after her mother’s sudden death left Crystal homeless at age 17. Alejandro Guizar Lozano flew in from Tennessee, where a successful battle to halt his own threatened deportation led him to join the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition in the fight to halt the deportations of other young DREAMers. All were past or current recipients of Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award, which honors young activists for vision, passion and dedication to improving the lives of families and communities. Each had been recognized for his or her personal accomplishments. Now, they had gathered to test a key principle of the Foundation’s movement building strategy. Could they find what Lindsey Harris, co-executive director of the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, called a “common purpose” — a sense that their various struggles were intertwined, and that any lasting solution must encompass all of them?

child care, civic engagement, community development, community organizing, criminal justice, education, elder care, employment, environment, farmworkers, food security/access to health food, health care, housing, immigration, LGBT, living wage, Native Americans, predatory lending, race equality, tax policy, transportation, voter engagement, workers rights, youth

Campesinos Sin Fronteras

March 2, 2018

Campesinos Sin Fronteras’ mission is to promote self-sustainability to farmworkers, low to moderate-income individuals by providing and facilitating access, behavioral health, social services, housing rehabilitation and workforce development.

civic engagement, community organizing, criminal justice, education, elder care, environment, farmworkers, food security/access to health food, health care, housing, immigration, predatory lending, race equality, voter engagement, youth

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