BAJI educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice.


Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos is a multi-cultural n-profit organization founded in 1977. Our mission is to prevent and curtail violence among youth and adults and to transform and heal the most impoverished and disenfranchised sectors of society through cultural, spiritual, and non-violent principles. Barrios Unidos promotes social justice, economic equity, civic leadership, democratic participation, community development, self-reliance, and peace. We focus on building healthy communities and developing individuals with positive self-awareness and cultural pride through meaningful activities, education, and job training.


The Burns Institute eliminates racial and ethnic disparity by building a community-centered response to youthful misbehavior that is equitable and restorative. We are a grassroots to grasstops organization. We believe innovation comes from the bottom and influences those at the top. That’s why we work with decision makers at the local level to affect change that transforms juvenile justice systems near and far.


Center for Popular Democracy

CPD is a high-impact national organization that builds organizing power to transform the local and state policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community-based organizing groups nationwide.


Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America's political voice. Our goal is to empower our members - Black Americans and our allies - to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Correctional Association

Founded in 1844, the Correctional Association of New York (the CA) is an independent non-profit organization that advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system and a more just and equitable society.


Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. Our supporters are individuals who believe the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. Together we advance policies that reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and seek solutions that promote safety while upholding the sovereignty of individuals over their own minds and bodies. We work to ensure that our nation’s drug policies no longer arrest, incarcerate, disenfranchise and otherwise harm millions – particularly young people and people of color who are disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.




Our namesake Ella Baker was a hero of the civil rights movement and like her, we believe in the power of everyday people to win change. The Ella Baker Center organizes with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong.


Gathering for Justice

The mission of The Gathering for Justice is to build a national movement to end child incarceration, and correct and replace the societal and institutional pillars that enliven mass incarceration with viable community solutions.

Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries serves high-risk, formerly gang-involved men and women with a continuum of free services and programs, and operates several social enterprises that serve as job-training sites.


Justice League NYC

Justice League NYC is an initiative of The Gathering for Justice. Founded by Carmen Perez and Marvin Bing in December 2013, Justice League NYC is a task force of juvenile and criminal justice experts, advocates, activists, educators, artists and formerly incarcerated individuals, who work together to develop strategies and support policies that will lead to significant criminal justice reforms for NY City and State. Justice League NYC's first project together was "Growing Up Locked Down" (GULD) - a 3 Day Juvenile Justice Conference at The New School in September 2014 which featured over 125 participants and had more than 600 attendees. More recently, Justice League NYC has been one of the leaders of the NYC protest movement that began in response to the non-indictment in the case of the death of Eric Garner.



The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law firm. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has always been transformative: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.


LIFE Camp’s mission is to create a model for reducing violence that will provide stakeholders with the necessary skills and resources to effectively implement positive change within their own communities. To create connections and build partnerships between public and private sectors to respond collectively, collaboratively and holistically to the issue of youth violence, as we create leaders, develop teens and adults into peer leaders, to avoid becoming perpetrators or victims of violence and at same time Promote the value of LIFE teaching the community to value their own lives as well as each others.

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The Men’s Story Project (MSP) is a replicable storytelling and community dialogue project that brings critical exploration of social ideas about masculinity into public forums around the world – via men’s less-often-heard voices and stories.

The mission of the MSP is to strengthen social norms around the world that support healthy masculinities and gender justice.


Million Hoodies Movement for Justice

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice is a Black and Brown-led racial justice network that builds next generation leaders to end mass criminalization and gun violence. We are a mass organization of human rights leaders confronting anti-black racism and systemic violence through grassroots organizing, advocacy, and education.

Organization for Black Struggle

The Organization for Black Struggle was founded in 1980 by activists, students, union organizers and other community members in order to fill a vacuum left by the assaults on the Black Power Movement. OUR VISION: To contribute to the creation of a society free of all forms of exploitation and oppression. OUR MISSION: To build a movement that fights for political empowerment, economic justice and the cultural dignity of the African-American community, especially the Black working class.



A joint initiative between Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), Restore Oakland is a community advocacy and training center that will empower Bay Area community members to transform our economic and justice systems and make a safe and secure future possible for themselves and for their families.


Rise Up

Rise Up's mission is to bring social change to communities throughout the state of Georgia through bold action to demand political, economic and social equality regardless of race, class, gender, ability and citizenship status.
We work to empower the new majority— which includes people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, working people, immigrants, and young people— to express their power through direct action, voting, and civic engagement to make change at all levels     of government, in order to create a more inclusive and participatory democracy.

Stella Adler Studio of Acting

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the perpetuation of this insight, so elemental to the life, work and spirit of Stella Adler.


SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills, and political analysis to act for change.

The Actors’ Gang

Founded in 1981 by a group of artists, The Actors’ Gang—under the leadership of Tim Robbins, Founder and Artistic Director—has received international acclaim for presenting over 150 plays in Los Angeles, which have subsequently toured over 41 US states and five continents. In 2000, the company launched its free Education and Outreach Program, and in 2006 launched the Prison Project.

The Brotherhood-SisterSol

Founded in 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. Bro/Sis offers wrap around evidence-based programming. The organization focuses on issues such as leadership development and educational achievement, sexual responsibility, sexism and misogyny, political education and social justice, Pan-African and Latino history, and global awareness.

The Dream Defenders

The Dream Defenders develop the next generation of radical leaders to realize and exercise our independent collective power; building alternative systems and organizing to disrupt the structures that oppress our communities.




The Dream Unfinished is an activist orchestra. Our mission is to create a platform for classical musicians to show solidarity with NYC-based civil rights and community organizations. Beginning in 2015 with our inaugural season, which commemorated the one-year anniversary of Eric Garner's death, The Dream Unfinished is planning its 2016 #SingHerName Series, with its headline event falling on the one-year anniversary of Sandra Bland's passing.

The Fortune Society

The Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities. 

We do this by: BELIEVING in the power of individuals to change; BUILDING LIVES through service programs shaped by the needs and experience of our clients; and CHANGING MINDS through education and advocacy to promote the creation of a fair, humane, and truly rehabilitative correctional system.

The Freedom Side

A collective of young leaders of color, standing together at the front lines of the fight for racial justice.




The Harold Robinson Foundation

The Harold Robinson Foundation was established based on the principle that each and every child, deserves opportunities, no matter where they stand on the socioeconomic ladder.HRF, provides the funding and resources to send Los Angeles's less fortunate children to camp, in a safe and nurturing environment, far away from the stress that most of them face on a daily basis.HRF strives to create a sense of purpose and accomplishment in each individual, while working towards building communities through communication and support for schools and families.The mission has grown from the simple hope of allowing youths to experience camp for a weekend to investing in their futures, their families, their schools and their communities.

The New Press

The New Press publishes books that promote and enrich public discussion and understanding of the issues vital to our democracy and to a more equitable world. These books are made possible by the enthusiasm of our readers; the support of a committed group of donors, large and small; the collaboration of our many partners in the independent media and the not-for-profit sector; booksellers, who often hand-sell New Press books; librarians; and above all by our authors. Underlying The Press's editorial program are three aims: to broaden the audience for serious intellectual work, especially by reaching out to audiences intellectually red-lined by commercial publishers; to bring out the work of traditionally underrepresented voices; and to address the problems of a society in transition, highlighting attempts at reform and innovation in a wide range of fields.

The Opportunity Agenda

The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab dedicated to the idea that our nation should be one where everyone enjoys full and equal opportunity. It collaborates with social justice leaders to help tell more compelling stories that drive lasting policy and culture change. Through communication expertise and creative engagement, we amplify the inspirational voices of opportunity.

The Rosenberg Fund for Children

The Rosenberg Fund for Children makes grants to help kids in the U.S. whose activist parents have been attacked because they’re struggling to combat racism; preserve civil liberties; wage peace; safeguard the environment; and organize on behalf of prisoners, workers, members of the LGBTQ community, and others whose human rights are under threat. The RFC also helps activist  youth who’ve been attacked because of their own organizing for progressive change.


The Young Peoples Project

YPP uses Math Literacy Work to develop the abilities of elementary through high school students to succeed in school and in life, and in doing so involves them in efforts to eliminate institutional obstacles to their success.


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Rehabilitation through the arts

Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA) is a world leader in arts-in-corrections, starting at Sing Sing in 1996 and currently operating an extensive arts program in five NYS prisons. Its transformative work uses the arts to build critical life skills that support prisoners’ emotional, social and cognitive growth. RTA members perform for the prison population, community guests and families of participants; workshops range from Shakespeare and scene study to hip hop and slam poetry. With hundreds of its participants released over the years, RTA now operates a program outside the walls to support its alumni, whose recidivism rate is less than 5%.


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EJUSA is a national organization working to transform the justice system by promoting trauma-informed responses to violence. We work at the intersection of criminal justice, public health, and racial justice to elevate healing in our justice system, advance racial equity, and meet the needs of survivors.



The National Civil Rights Museum located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement, examines today’s global civil and human rights issues, provokes thoughtful debate and serves as a catalyst for positive social change.