Community Works Members
Community Works is a portfolio of 29 local social justice organizations providing Massachusetts residents a unique opportunity to invest in long-term systemic change. Community Works members have joined forces to work for affordable housing, quality health care, environmental justice, civil rights, safe neighborhoods, economic equity, and youth leadership. Contributions to Community Works are divided evenly among our full member organizations. Associate Members* receive designated contributions.
In addition to providing needed services, Community Works member organizations challenge the conditions that have put individuals and families in need – economic inequality, discrimination, and injustice. Through education, organizing, and advocacy programs, Community Works’ organizations get people involved in creating real change in their communities.
Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE)
Builds a resident-led environmental justice movement in communities of color and low- income communities by employing policy, legal, and organizing strategies to create healthy environments. www.ace-ej.org
American Civil Liberties Union Massachusetts (ACLU-MA)*
Mobilizes activists and students for advocacy, education and organizing campaigns to uphold the rights and protections that are hallmarks of our constitutional system.
Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW)
Utilizes arts, anti-racist education, leadership development, and community activism to support and develop Asian Pacific Islander American community and identity.
Association of Haitian Women of Boston / Asosiyasyon Fanm Ayisyen nand Boston (AFAB)
Organizes low-income Haitian women and their children to improve their social, economic and personal health, through affordable housing, domestic violence prevention, legal advocacy and education.
Boston Self Help Center (BSH)
Created by and for people with a disability or chronic illness, BSH improves access to services through peer-driven information sharing, counseling and advocacy training.
Boston Tenant Coalition (BTC) *
Mobilizes grassroots groups to protect the rights of tenants and increase the supply of affordable housing for poor, disabled and elderly individuals and families.
Boston Women’s Fund (BWF)
Sustains communities by providing grants and developing programs that strengthen grassroots initiatives and create a legacy of leadership for women and girls.
Concerned United Birthparents (CUB)
Works with birthparents, adoptees and adoptive parents to educate, advocate and promote reform of adoption policy and practice in the best interest of the child.
Cooperative Artists Institute (CAI)
Applies arts as a catalyst, empowering people to overcome challenges created by family and community fragmentation, through communication, caring and understanding across cultures and generations.
Greater Four Corners Action Coalition
Spearheads efforts with low-income residents and people of color in this Dorchester neighborhood to increase job opportunities, improve transportation services and address crime and safety.
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
Uses proven, strategic leadership to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity and expression, through legal and legislative advocacy and education. www.glad.org
Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (HYCC)
Prepares youth for academic, career, and personal success through diverse educational, cultural, recreational and vocational programming, and empowers Highland Park residents to address community issues.
Health Care for All, Inc. (HCFA) *
Seeks to create a comprehensive, affordable and accessible consumer-centered health care system for everyone through legal, legislative and policy advocacy, education, referrals and community organizing.
Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Mobilizes a state-wide membership to improve understanding, change social norms, influence policy and practice and promote safety, liberty and dignity of survivors and their children.
Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH)
Engages youth and adults to change policy, build alliances to end dangerous working conditions and create safe, healthy jobs and promote environmental and economic justice.
Massachusetts Senior Action Council (MSAC)
Addresses seniors’ common concerns, including issues such as health care, safety, transportation and housing through the collective action of low and moderate income seniors.
Mental Patients Liberation Front (MPLF)/ Ruby Rogers Center
Provides peer-run alternatives to traditional mental health services through projects at the Ruby Rogers Advocacy and Drop-In Center and the Homeless Empowerment Advisory Project.
Our Bodies Ourselves*
Shares unique evidence-based information and expert advocacy to promote the improved health and well-being of women and their families, locally and around the world.
Fosters academic excellence, individual worth and collective responsibility through an African-centered, culturally affirming and developmentally-based Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Technology program for children under twelve.
Renewal House (Benevolent Fraternity of Unitarian Churches, Inc.)
Provides safety and hope for victims of domestic violence by providing shelter, counseling and advocacy that fully address their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
617-566-6881 (hotline) 617-277-4194 (office)
Organizes and advocates for the rights of low-income women, challenging economic injustice and mobilizing for a decent standard of living for all people.
WATCH Community Development Corporation
Promotes and creates affordable housing, provides adult education and training, and develops low-income and immigrant leaders who influence local decision making in the Waltham area.
The Welcome Project
Partners with Somerville’s immigrant community at the Mystic Public Housing Development and surrounding neighborhoods to access services and be engaged in civic and community life.
The Women’s Center, Inc.
Space and support for activism, learning, developing new skills, advancing the voices of women, and healing from domestic violence, child sexual abuse and other trauma.
*Associate members receive designated contributions only.