Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
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WGXC Community Radio

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:36:00
WGXC: HANDS-ON RADIO is the new community radio station for Greene and Columbia counties, NY. WGXC transmits 3,300 watts at 78,000 potential listeners in the two counties, and southern Albany County, on 90.7-FM. WGXC is a community-run media project, re-envisioning radio as an innovative platform for local participation with special exhibitions and events, media training for our community's youth and adults, a news blog, and a local calendar of events. Tune in or turn out with WGXC.

This is the first radio station of its kind in our area created by people who live in this community, for this community. WGXC will be an on-air arena where different and conflicting points of view can come together to share perspectives. A local “trading post” for for historic, crea... [Extend]

No More Deaths

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:21:04
No More Deaths is an organization whose mission is to end death and suffering on the U.S./Mexico border through civil initiative: the conviction that people of conscience must work openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. Our work embraces the Faith-Based Principles for Immigration Reform and focuses on the following themes:

• Direct aid that extends the right to provide humanitarian assistance
• Witnessing and responding
• Consciousness raising
• Global movement building
• Encouraging humane immigration policy.
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The Sanctuary for Independent Media

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:18:07
The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.
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The Aspen Institute

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:15:15
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways:

<li class="first">Seminars, which help participants reflect on what they think makes a good society, thereby deepening knowledge, broadening perspectives and enhancing their capacity to solve the problems leaders face.
Young-leader fellowships around the globe, which bring a selected c... [Extend]

Service Employees International Union

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:11:16
SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America. Focused on uniting workers in three sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide, SEIU is:

The largest healthcare union, with more than 1.1 million members in the field, including nurses, LPNs, doctors, lab technicians, nursing home workers, and home care workers.

The largest property services union, with 225,000 members in the building cleaning and security industries, including janitors, security officers, superintendents, maintenance workers, window cleaners, and doormen and women.

The second largest public services union, with more than 1 million local and state government workers, public school employees, bus drivers, and child care providers.
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ROC United

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:03:19
The mission of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) is to improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s low-wage restaurant workforce. ROC-United is the only national restaurant workers’ organization in the United States. ROC-United is the only national organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to the needs of restaurant workers. Despite employing more than 10 million workers and producing more than $1.7 trillion in revenue each year, the United States restaurant industry is less than 1% unionized. Until ROC-United’s growth and development, the lack of organization left millions of restaurant workers vulnerable to abuse and exploitation around the country. Through participatory research and policy work, employer engagement, workpl... [Extend]

Spark Teacher Education Institution

by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:40:43
Spark Teacher Education Institute is committed to the preparation of future teachers as skillful practitioners, leaders and collaborative innovators, able to confront and reconstruct practices and policies in order to create rich environments and equitable opportunities for learning and for living.
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Prison Legal News

by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:38:57

Power U Center for Social Change

Power U is a GRASSROOTS organization based in Miami, Florida. The organization is committed to flighting for our land, our people, our community; organizing for justice in our schools and communities; supporting the struggle of social, environmental, and economic justice.
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New America Foundation

by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:31:15
The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.

New America emphasizes work that is responsive to the changing conditions and problems of our 21st Century information-age economy -- an era shaped by transforming innovation and wealth creation, but also by shortened job tenures, longer life spans, mobile capital, financial imbalances and rising inequality.

The foundation's mission is animated by the American ideal that each generation will live better than the last. That ideal is today under strain. Our education and health care systems are struggling with problems of quality, cost and access. The country requires creativ... [Extend]