AFSC is a Quaker organization founded in 1917 that includes people of various faiths who are committed to peace and justice. The Greensboro, North Carolina office of AFSC focuses on immigrant rights, peace & economic justice, and youth empowerment. AFSC’s work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth and dignity of every people, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. The organization’s mission and achievements won worldwide recognition in 1947 when it accepted
Interests: Community Organizing
Mission Statement: Americana Community Center strives to provide a spectrum of services to the diverse individuals and families of the Louisville Metro area, including refugees, immigrants, and those born in the U.S. These services enable people to realize their individual potential, build strong families, and create a healthy & supportive community for all. The great cultural, ethnic and economic diversity of our community, especially the neighborhoods surrounding Americana, provide a wealth of challenges and opportunities. Americana was founded to address these
The mission of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) is to educate, engage and empower the community to fight hunger. Founded in 1979, ACFB currently distributes nearly two million pounds of food and other donated grocery items each month to more than 800 nonprofit partner agencies in 38 counties in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. ACFB supports a wide range of people in need, from children to the working poor. Food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers
Founded in 2003, Austin Voices for Education and Youth is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging school reform efforts, building a new generation of young leaders and supporting Austin families to reduce social and economic barriers for students. Starting in 2007, Austin Voices developed the Family Resource Center model that now supports 11 campuses in 2 school districts. Part of an innovative community-based school reform model, the FRCs support low-income families with comprehensive supports, including access to healthcare, employment assistance,
“Helping people reclaim lives lost; we restore hope and dignity by offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency.” BRC is one of New York City’s largest, most experienced and most successful providers of housing and services for homeless adults. BRC today is a $68 million organization with 27 programs throughout the greater metropolitan area.
The Boys, Girls, Adults Community Development Center provides programs and services related to adult education, youth development and education, housing, parenting, health, and economic development for low- and moderate-income residents in the Delta region.
The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee (CKWL) is an emerging leader in community service for students and resourceful anti-hunger programs for communities around the country. The entire program is student-run. Tasks undertaken by students include: planning menus, obtaining food, running cooking shifts, organizing drivers, and teaching culinary skills to unemployed adults. In addition, they keep track of all paperwork necessary to ensure that everything−including food preparation−is being done safely, organize fundraisers, develop curriculum, and recruit new students to get involved. Students
Capstone Community Action provides comprehensive services to help people achieve economic well-being with dignity and develops partnerships to strengthen Vermont communities. Our commitment is to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty, to work with individuals and families to move out of poverty, and to advocate for economic justice for all Vermonters.
To lead the effort to build and sustain community practices to eliminate homelessness.
CHAT seeks to equip and serve the youth of Church Hill to make transformative decisions. Through after-school programming, life-skills classes, mentoring, and other contexts, we are working to inspire youth in their potential, and give them the skills, resources, and networks needed to excel academically, secure employment, and become become active and caring members of their community. We believe the potential of our youth is not limited by the statistics of our community. CHAT encourages and supports personal growth through education,