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Creative Arts Factory of Evanston

To provide affordably accessible opportunities in the exploration and expression of music and other creative arts, including media production and journalism, as a gateway to the discovery of personal worth, responsibility and the desire to achieve.

Frogtown Neighborhood Association

Founded in 1970, the Frogtown Neighborhood Association (District 7) was originally named, and is still legally, the Thomas-Dale District 7 Planning Council. We are a small, not-for-profit, community-based organization serving the neighborhoods of East Midway, Frogtown, Capitol Heights, and Mt. Airy. Our efforts are focused on civic engagement and resident empowerment. The mission of the Frogtown Neighborhood Association (District 7) is to strive to conserve, foster and restore the well being of our neighborhoods through the promotion of positive solutions to community issues which affect the health and safety, physical environment, and economic resources of its residents, area workers, and property owners. This is achieved through collaboration and shared responsibility with other member organizations of the community.

SPEAC (Sustainable Progress through Engaging Active Citizens)

SPEAC is a project of Hope Community and provides community organizing and leadership training for adults. SPEAC leaders share a commitment to making change in their community through community organizing to address issues of equity including challenging the lack of resources at Peavey Park, located a block from Hope Community.

Asamblea de Derechos Civiles

Asamblea, as an organization of faith, takes social responsibility in establishing a structure of power with cultural discipline and a just conscience of our Latino community, that can influence the political process in accordance with our values, principles, and interests. Asamblea will cultivate leaders through transformational trainings and mentorship programs, tools that we will use to carry out our plans, strategies and actions directed by our base and with the mentorship of experienced leaders that will assure that our future generations continue this work for social justice.

WNUC

WNUC furthers two principal aims: Cultural, political and artistic voices excluded elsewhere are heard. Individuals and communities are strengthened & enriched. With stories from inside the buses of our broken transit system, to protests outside the Rosa Parks Federal Building: WNUC’s local and syndicated coverage promotes social justice, solidarity, and visionary activism.

Working Narratives

We work with movements to tell great stories that inspire, activate and enliven our democracy. We believe that social movements thrive and win when they draw on participants’ personal experiences and local cultures. By telling stories—whether in the form of performance, radio, video, or other media—movements build power, envision new democratic possibilities, and change culture and policy. Our work is located at the intersection of arts, technology, and policy.

Highlander Research and Education Center

Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. Through popular education, participatory research and cultural work, we help create spaces — at Highlander and in local communities — where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible.

Alternate ROOTS

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in community, place, tradition or spirit. Alternate ROOTS calls for social and economic justice and is working to dismantle all forms of oppression – everywhere.

Appalshop

Appalshop is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia and books.