SOCIAL SOLUTIONS for EDUCATION
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Big money in politics adversely affects the health of our planet and the well being of its inhabitants. You can shift the paradigm with our political solutions and by taking action with these nonprofits, empowering them to affect change.
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Americans for the Arts mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.
CREDO is a social change organization that supports activism and funds progressive nonprofits—efforts made possible by the revenues from their mobile phone company, CREDO Mobile. They have raised over $80 million for Democracy Now!, Brennan Center for Justice, Doctors Without Borders, ACLU, EFF, Planned Parenthood, 350.org and hundreds of other nonprofit groups.
CREDO Action, channels the power of its 3.5 million members to fight for progressive change. They've generated over 16 million letters and phone calls to decision-makers in Washington D.C., in state and local governments, and in corporate headquarters across the country. Their members have submitted their signatures over 127 million times on CREDO petitions and in public comments to government agencies.
Generation Progress is a national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges. Formerly known as Campus Progress, they are expanding our programs in activism, journalism, policy research and advocacy to engage all Millennials, not just those on college campuses. Generation Progress engages a diverse group of young people nationwide, inspires them to embrace progressive values, provides them with essential trainings, and helps them to make their voices heard—and to push policy outcomes in a strongly progressive direction.
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. They serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of their colleges and universities.
Through high-quality professional development, strong policy advocacy, and substantive research to inform practice, NASPA meets the diverse needs and invests in realizing the potential of all its members under the guiding principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry. NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.
Parents Action for Children is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that raises awareness about the importance of early childhood development and school readiness. Parents’ Action develops, produces and distributes resources for parents, early childhood professionals, child advocates, health care providers, policymakers and the media. PAC promotes public policies that help ensure our children have the physical wellbeing and the social, emotional and cognitive abilities they need to enter school ready to succeed.
Advocate. Facilitate. Inspire. Project Pericles works at all levels of the campus, engaging trustees, presidents, provosts, and other senior staff; Periclean program directors on each campus; faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members.
They work in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community. This gives them leverage to push for institutional transformation and the incorporation of civic engagement and social responsibility across the college experience. They engage the majority of students on their campuses by creating a campus culture that thoroughly integrates civic engagement and social responsibility, most importantly, in the curriculum.
REACT to FILM engages in research and curriculum development for Middle and High Schools, providing them with educational resources and support for courses on social issues through documentary films. Their curricular resources allow schools to educate on a spectrum of social ailments from the psychosocial effects of war to nutrition, from gun policy to gender inequity, from conflict mediation to homelessness.
The REACT to FILM network of college chapters aims to educate, inspire, and be a call to action for collegiate audiences on a monthly basis during the school year. Leveraging the best issue-based filmmaking to promote social responsibility and spark civic engagement, REACT to FILM is a platform of educational programs in high schools and colleges.
The Roosevelt Institute is the nonprofit partner to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines America as it should be: a place where hard work is rewarded, everyone participates, and everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. They believe that when the rules work against this vision, it’s our responsibility to recreate them.
They bring together thousands of thinkers and doers—from a new generation of leaders in every state to Nobel laureate economists—working to redefine the rules that guide our social and economic realities. They rethink and reshape everything from local policy to federal legislation, orienting toward a new economic and political system: one built by many for the good of all.
Student Debt Crisis is dedicated to fundamentally reforming the way in which higher education is paid for in America. The nation’s future success is wholly dependent upon a citizenry with the critical thinking skills necessary for innovation, entrepreneurship and prosperity.
Student Debt Crisis has taken on growing student loan debt with individual efforts that include petitions, spreading awareness through outreach, and providing a platform for borrowers to find relief. Using a personal approach that emphasizes compassion for America’s student loan borrowers, Student Debt Crisis has gained a large membership base that has proven its eagerness to engage in education reform.
Student Labor Action Project students came together in 1999 to organize for power. They recognized that student activists have the unique ability to control their student governments in order to leverage our schools to be on the side of the working class and hold administration accountable to our communities, workers on our campus and the students.
SLAP’s unique model of organizing students as part of a grassroots working class movement is why it has been successful at building student power. Working with Jobs with Justice and the United States Student Association, SLAP supports the growing student movement for economic justice by making links between campus and community organizing.
U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitals across the country, they take on the special interests on issues such as product safety, public health, campaign finance reform, tax and budget reform and consumer protection, where these interests stand in the way of reform and progress.