The Center for Community Change supports and convenes grassroots organizations across the country. Our connection has been through asset-building strategies and advocacy on the state’s use of the “welfare windfall”.
The Center for Law and Social Policy has a number of position papers on their site. It also lists upcoming Audio Conferences, where you can listen in by conference call to impressive panelists discussing various policy issues.
Community Voices Heard represents low-income New Yorkers on a variety of welfare, housing and economic justice issues.
Empire State Economic Security Campaign (ES2) is working to improve the lives of low and middle income New Yorkers by challenging our public officials to make better choices for our families. HANNYS helps coordinates ES2’s work around issues such as welfare, jobs, economic justice, health care, child care, education, housing.
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research is a well-regarded D.C. organization that fights for gender equity and better social policies for women and families.
The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation supports grassroots organizations and movements in the United States working to change environmental, social, economic and political conditions to bring about a more just, equitable and sustainable world.
The National Employment Law Project (NELP) advocates for the working poor and the unemployed. A non-profit organization, NELP focuses on women, part-time and immigrant workers, and other groups that face significant barriers to employment and government systems of support. NELP’s activities include policy advocacy, support for organizing, litigation, training, research, public education, and media strategies. An initiative of NELP, www.unemployedworkers.org, was created especially for the nation’s jobless and underemployed workers. This resource is available to help the unemployed learn more about the unemployment system, to share their experiences and concerns, and to participate in the national debate over aid to the jobless.
The New York City Employment and Training Coalition is an association of 180 workforce development practitioners–community based organizations, community colleges and union affiliated training programs–committed to providing high quality education, training and employment services to unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers. A key part of their work is disseminating the latest workforce development news, public policy and best practice research, funding and technical assistance opportunities, and new statutes and regulations via their website.
New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA) is dedicated to the growth and education of Community Action Agencies in NYS to sustain their efforts in advocating and improving the lives of low-income New Yorkers. Check out NYSCAA’s online message board to chat with service providers about hunger issues and upcoming events.
NYS Labor and Religion Coaliition works on economic and social justice issues.
The Poverty and Race Research Action Council brings to light the economic and personal impact of ongoing discrimination against people of color.
Prison Families of New York, Inc. provides confidential information, advocacy and support statewide.
Project Vote Smart Praised by virtually every major media outlet as the most trusted and comprehensive source for information on candidates and issues.
Rural and Migrant Ministry works on farmworker rights in NYS.