NPO Spotlight

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

August 8, 2017

Founded in 1979, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center works with immigration law professionals and advocates to shape immigration law and policy and help immigrant communities advocate for themselves....

Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

July 24, 2017

Founded in 2015 as a project of Community Partners, the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network is an interdisciplinary collaborative that envisions a future where youth are empowered and the systems that serve them are transformed through the arts and arts programming....

TheDream.Us

TheDream.Us

July 11, 2017

TheDream.Us provides college scholarships to DREAMers — immigrant youth who were brought to the U.S. at a young age without documentation and, as a consequence, are ineligible for Pell Grants, federal education loans, or work-study programs; have limited access to state aid; and, in many states, are subject to out-of-state tuition....

Equal Justice Initiative

Equal Justice Initiative

June 27, 2017

Founded in 1989, the Equal Justice Initiative provides legal representation to people who have been illegally and/or wrongfully convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in jails and prisons; challenges the death penalty and excessive punishment; and offers re-entry assistance to the formerly incarcerated....

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center

June 13, 2017

The Los Angeles LGBT Center provides services for more LGBT people than any organization in the world, offering programs and services in the areas of health, housing, culture and education, and leadership and advocacy....

Swords to Plowshares

Swords to Plowshares

May 31, 2017

Founded in 1974 by six Vietnam War veterans, Swords to Plowshares works to ensure that all veterans have access to the care and services they need to rebuild their lives....

Asian American Arts Alliance

Asian American Arts Alliance

May 16, 2017

Founded in 1983, the Asian American Arts Alliance is a diverse coalition of artists, organizations, and arts supporters who believe that working together as a pan-ethnic community is essential to nurturing the development of artists and arts organizations....

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

May 2, 2017

Founded in 1988, WE ACT for Environmental Justice envisions a community of informed and engaged residents who participate fully in decision-making with respect to the issues that impact their health and the health of their community....

Lifehouse

Lifehouse

April 18, 2017

Begun as a parent-led effort in 1954, Lifehouse has worked to provide opportunities and independence to individuals with developmental disabilities through life skills training, advocacy, information, and referrals....

Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Guild

April 4, 2017

Launched in 2014 through the merger of Lighthouse International and the Guild, the Lighthouse Guild works to enable the highest possible level of function and independence for the blind....

National Organization for Women

National Organization for Women

March 21, 2017

Founded in 1966, and today boasting chapters in every state and the District of Columbia, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States....

Women in Islam

Women in Islam

March 7, 2017

Founded in 1992, Women in Islam seeks to provide a forum through which Muslim women can advocate on issues that affect them and the Muslim community....

Black Women's Blueprint

Black Women's Blueprint

February 21, 2017

Founded in 2008, Black Women's Blueprint envisions a world where women and girls of African descent are fully empowered and where gender, race, and other disparities are eliminated....

International Refugee Assistance Project

International Refugee Assistance Project

February 7, 2017

Founded in 2008 and now a project of the Urban Justice Center, the International Refugee Assistance Project partners law students with pro bono lawyers to provide comprehensive legal representation to refugees hoping to resettle in the United States....

Black Academy of Arts and Letters

Black Academy of Arts and Letters

January 24, 2017

Founded in 1977, the Black Academy of Arts and Letters works to promote, cultivate, foster, preserve, and perpetuate the work of African, African-American, and Caribbean artists in the fields of literature, the fine arts, performing arts, visual arts, and cinema....

Education Pioneers

Education Pioneers

January 10, 2017

Founded in 2003 by a former teacher who served as legal counsel to Aspire Public Schools, a charter school management organization, Education Pioneers recruits and develops talented students and professionals from diverse backgrounds to work for K-12 school districts, charter schools, and other education organizations....