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Chicago

  • Apna Ghar provides free, holistic services to women and children across immigrant communities in the Chicago area to end the cycle of domestic violence. Apna Ghar empowers women to be self-sufficient by providing a full spectrum of services from legal advocacy to emergency and transitional housing to counseling and case management.
  • The ARK creates a safety net for Chicagoland Jews in need by providing vital human services within a framework of Jewish values and laws, building bridges between volunteers and those in need in the community.
  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid provides high-impact, free legal services to low-income Chicagoans in four areas of law: family, housing, criminal records, and criminal defense. We integrate legal and social services in order to improve our legal outcomes and extend our impact beyond crisis support.
  • Chicago Run promotes the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth running programs.
  • Chicago Women’s Health Center provides affordable, respectful, and accessible gynecological and mental health care to women and trans people in the Chicago area through a collective of health workers, counselors, outreach health educators, and doctors.
  • Christopher House works to create a national model for helping low-income, at-risk children and their families achieve success in school, the workplace, and life.
  • Friedman Place provides a full range of services and activities so that residents’ days are healthy, dignified, and stimulating at a supportive living community for blind and visually impaired adults.
  • Heartland Human Care Services is the leading direct service human rights organization developing and implementing solutions to the toughest societal challenges in metropolitan Chicago, the Midwest and, on select issues, the nation.
  • Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and placement, and housing in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
  • Mikva Challenge develops the next generation of civic leaders, activists and policy-makers. We do this by providing young people with opportunities to actively participate in the political process, because we believe that the best way to learn leadership and to learn democracy is to experience both.
  • National Immigrant Justice Center is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
  • The Women’s Treatment Center provides women with a continuum of care, recovery tools, and parenting skills to maintain a sober lifestyle as they rebuild their lives and their futures, and mend the bonds with their families.

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New Orleans

  • ACLU Foundation of Louisiana works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
  • Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center seeks to eradicate housing discrimination throughout the greater New Orleans area through education, investigation and enforcement activities.
  • Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative provides families with healthy and energy-efficient affordable housing opportunities.
  • Kids Rethink New Orleans School is a group of students dreaming big about the changes they want in their schools and taking action to make those dreams a reality. The idea is simple: students are experts on their school experiences and deserve a voice in education reform.
  • NO/AIDS Task Force seeks to reduce the spread of HIV infection, provides services, advocates empowerment, safeguards the rights and dignity of HIV-infected individuals and provides for an enlightened public.
  • Promise of Justice Initiative advocates for humane, fair, and equal treatment of individuals in the criminal justice system.  
  • Southern Poverty Law Center works to end school disciplinary practices that exclude students from the classroom and aims to ensure that public systems build on the strengths of young people, their families and communities through The School to Prison Reform Project.
  • Success Preparatory Academy develops college bound students for leadership and lifelong learning as a college preparatory elementary school.
  • Tulane Community Health Center dedicated to improving the health of our New Orleans neighbors by providing high-quality, accessible, community-centric care.
  • Vietnamese American Youth Leadership Association of New Orleans empowers Vietnamese American and underrepresented youth through a youth-led supportive services and organizing for cultural enrichment and positive social change in New Orleans.

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New York

 

  • Bronx Defenders provides innovative, holistic, and client-centered criminal defense, family defense, civil legal services, social work support and advocacy to indigent people of the Bronx.
  • Comprehensive Development, Inc. prepares older high school students to graduate with the skills and knowledge to be successful participants in the global economy and responsible members of their community.
  • Crown Heights Community Mediation Center works to improve community problem-solving, collaboration, and inter-group relations in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
  • Footsteps provides educational, vocational and social support to those seeking to enter or explore the world beyond the insular ultra-religious communities in which they were raised.
  • Gay Men’s Health Crisis works to reduce the spread of HIV disease, help people with HIV maintain and improve their health and independence, and keep the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV an urgent national and local priority.
  • JBFCS Kaplan Center helps people who are struggling with a range of emotional and social problems.
  • Medicare Rights Center helps seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare receive equitable access to health care in New York City.
  • New York Legal Assistance Group provides free civil legal assistance to New York's most at-risk, low-income populations, including seniors, immigrants, victims of domestic violence, children with special needs, people with HIV/AIDS, survivors and families affected by the World Trade Center attack, Holocaust survivors, and others in need of legal help.
  • Neighbors Together is a soup kitchen and comprehensive assistance program addressing the immediate crisis of hunger for the poorest people in the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Brownsville section of Brooklyn.
  • Project Renewal serves the most fragile and underserved of New York City’s homeless: adult men and women who, in addition to being without a home, also suffer from disabilities, including alcohol and drug addiction, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Red Hook Community Justice Center provides alternatives to incarceration and hears criminal, family, and housing court cases arising in South Brooklyn neighborhoods.
  • Sanctuary for Families Immigration Intervention Project provides immigrant victims of domestic and gender-based violence with legal services that allow them to formalize their immigration status in the United States.
  • STEPS to End Family Violence dedicated to empowering families and communities through innovative strength-based programs that promote healing and social change.
  • Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice college-preparatory school with a focus on law and justice and emphasizes learning by doing and through legal studies and debate
  • Urban Homesteading Assistance Board supports self-help housing and community building in low-income neighborhoods by training, organizing, developing, and assisting resident-controlled limited-equity housing co-operatives.
  • Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project is a team of attorneys, social workers and advocates dedicated to enforcing the rights of low-income New Yorkers with mental illness.
  • Urban Justice Center Safety Net Project is New York City's advocate for economic justice, combining direct legal services, litigation, research, and policymaking to achieve economic justice for all New Yorkers.
  • West Bronx Housing and Neighborhood Resource Center promotes and stimulates housing preservation, neighborhood stabilization, and reinvestment in the west Bronx, offering in-depth technical assistance and information to owners and tenants alike.

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Washington, DC

  • Bread for the City provides vulnerable residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
  • Brainfood uses food as a tool to build life skills and promote healthy living in a fun and creative setting. Promotes active learning, self-reliance, and healthy living to empower youth as resources in their own community.
  • Capital Area Immigrant Rights (CAIR) Coalition brings together community groups, attorneys, volunteers and immigrants from the D.C., Virginia and Maryland working to ensure that all immigrants are treated with fairness, dignity and respect for their human and civil rights.
  • CASA de Maryland, Inc. builds strong, economically and ethnically diverse communities in which all people – especially women, low-income people, and workers – can participate and benefit fully, regardless of their immigration status.
  • Central American Resource Center fosters the comprehensive development of the Latino population in the Washington metropolitan region by providing direct legal services, housing counseling, citizenship education, and community economic development, while promoting grassroots empowerment, civic engagement, and civil rights advocacy.
  • DC Employment Justice Center secures and enforces the rights of low-income workers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • DC Jewish Community Center preserves and strengthens Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs and services.
  • DC Jobs with Justice leads a coalition of labor organizations, community groups, religious organizations and student groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society.
  • DC SCORES empowers students using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. Inspires urban youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of change in their communities.
  • Food & Friends fosters a community caring for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling.
  • Housing Unlimited, Inc. addresses the housing crisis for adults with psychiatric disabilities who reside in Montgomery County, Maryland as an affordable housing corporation.
  • Jews United for Justice leads Washington, DC-area Jews to act on their shared Jewish values by pursuing justice and equality in the local community.
  • La Clinica del Pueblo provides culturally appropriate health services to persons in the Latino community regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Miriam’s Kitchen provides free, homemade meals and high-quality, individualized support services that address the causes and consequences of homelessness in an atmosphere of dignity and respect in Washington, DC.
  • N Street Village helps women move from homelessness to independent living and deal with issues of substance abuse and mental illness through day and residential programs in Washington DC.
  • SAFE works to ensure the safety and self-determination of domestic violence survivors in Washington, DC through emergency services, court advocacy and system reform.
  • So Others Might Eat helps the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital by meeting their immediate daily needs, such as food, clothing, and health care.
  • Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness by providing vulnerable individuals a comprehensive range of services to help stabilize their lives.
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy prepares students to succeed in college and to actively engage in our democratic society.
  • Yachad brings communities together by preserving affordable homes and revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the District of Columbia and the greater metropolitan area.

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Testimonials

The time I spent with my residents was truly amazing, and I value those relationships very much. Those connections kept me going and motivated me to create meaningful programs. I will take what I learned from the residents with me in my search for a career in which I can empower others to advocate for themselves."

Ali Terkel2010-2011 Corps Member