As we come together to offer support in the face of uncertainty, we at CCC will continue to find ways to move ourselves and the issues we care about forward and to understand the dynamics that brought us to this moment in history. Here is a list of resources to consider as you live in the intersection of prayer and action. Many of you are already doing the work of rethinking, re-imagining, reorganizing, and building that comes after a major shift in the landscape. Here are a few organizations that work to fight for the rights of our most vulnerable populations, and ways you can volunteer or donate to make sure they are able to work harder than ever.
Gandhi Brigade Youth Media offers media education to young people so they can tackle injustice through visual media. The program includes leadership development and multimedia training while encouraging students to explore social justice issues. You can donate here.
Faith in Public Life Faith has played an important role in changing the narrative about the role of progressive faith in politics, winning major policy victories, and empowering new religious leaders to fight for social justice and the common good. Click here to donate
Black Lives Matter organizes throughout the U.S. to fight anti-blackness and racism. There is a DMV chapter and you can “fund the movement” here.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) works to protect Latino civil rights across the country including voting rights, employment discrimination, education, and immigrant rights. Its National Public Policy office is right here in the District. You can donate here.
Casa Ruby is a bilingual safe space for multicultural people who identify as LGBTQ+ in Northwest DC. They offer hot meals, support groups, legal services and more. Ruby is a transgender woman who moved to the U.S. from El Salvador and she’s dedicated her life to protecting the most vulnerable. You can donate here or apply to be a volunteer for the center here.
The Gilchrist Center: Montgomery County’s Official Welcome Center for immigrants and newcomers.
Legal Immigration Support of Montgomery County, click here
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Welcoming America is proud to support the many diverse communities and partners who are leading efforts to make their communities more vibrant places for all.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. The powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states.
The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) is a national multiethnic, multiracial partnership representing the collective power and resources of the country’s 37 largest regional immigrant and refugee rights organizations in 31 states. Donate here.
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, it fights against anti-semitism and bigotry as one of the largest civil rights organizations in the country. Find your local affiliate here and donate here.
The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center is a group of bilingual and bicultural attorneys and volunteers who provide legal services to low-income Asian Pacific Islander immigrants.
Border Angels is an all-volunteer non-profit that advocates for immigration reform and social justice focusing on the U.S.-Mexico border. It offers educational and awareness programs and migrant outreach programs to San Diego County’s immigrant population. Donate here
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers enrichment programs and support for children when they’re not in school. Donate and learn about ways to volunteer here.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is the world’s foremost legal advocate for securing women’s access to quality reproductive health care. Donate here.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is an advocacy and organizing group focusing on achieving human, civil, and labor rights for immigrants. Donate here.
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) is a national civil rights law and policy center devoted to advancing the rights of people with disabilities through advocacy, training, education, and public policy. Donate here.
EarthJustice is the largest nonprofit environmental law organization in the country, working to protect wildlife, for healthy communities, and for cleaner energy options. The organization represents its clients free of charge. Donate here, and sign up for action alerts here.
Lambda Legal is a national legal organization dedicated to fighting for the civil rights of the LGBT population and people with HIV through litigation, education, and policy work. Donate here.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund fights for racial justice through litigation, advocacy and education. Donate and learn about ways to get involved here.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) advocates for victims and attempts to change policy surrounding domestic violence. Click here to donate.
The National Immigration Law Center is dedicated to fighting for the rights of low-income immigrants through litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and various other methods. Donate or learn how you can attend a local training here.
The National Immigration Forum is another leading immigrant advocacy group that offers various programs to integrate immigrants into the workforce and obtain citizenship. Donate here.
National Organization for Women (NOW) is an activist organization, foundation and PAC that advocates for equal rights for women. Donate here, and look for volunteer programs, like clinic escorting, on your local chapter’s page.
The National Women’s Law Center has worked for over 40 years to enact policies and laws on behalf of women and families. Donate here.
The Native American Rights Fund provides legal assistance to Native American tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who may otherwise go without adequate representation. Donate here.
PEN America works to protect free and open expression in the United States and across the world through literature and writing. Donate here.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the country’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, which operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE; online.rainn.org; rainn.org/es) and programs to help victims of sexual violence. Click here for information about how to volunteer for the hotline or in your community, and click here to donate.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press offers legal resources, support and advocacy to reporters to protect the First Amendment and freedom of information rights. Donate here.
The Reproductive Health Access Project is a non-profit that trains clinicians to make quality reproductive healthcare more accessible. Click here to donate.
The Sierra Club is the largest grassroots environmental organization in the county, and works to protect millions of acres of wilderness and pass legislation like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Click here for ways to give.
The Southern Poverty Law Center fights hate groups and bigotry using education, litigation, and advocacy. Donate here.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides legal services specifically to low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. Click here to donate, and click here for to volunteer.
The Union of Concerned Scientists works to create solutions to the planet’s most pressing scientific problems through research, advocacy, and policy. Donate here.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights works to protect the best interests of children who come to the U.S. on their own. Donate here or learn about how you can volunteer as a Child Advocate in Chicago, New York, Houston, and Washington D.C. here.
The Trevor Project offers a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth. Donate Here.
Volunteer: There are plenty of organizations out there that simply need your time.
- Combat racism with Showing Up For Racial Justice
- Help your community with AmeriCorps
- End police violence at Campaign Zero
- Support your Muslim family and friends at the Council on American-Islamic Relations
- Be a part of your next local election as a poll worker and encourage voters to come out
- Join an organization that helps immigrants and new Americans.
It’s easy to forget that taking care of yourself is just as important as going out and doing something. If you find yourself in need of someone to talk to or having suicidal thoughts, reach out to the following: