Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy

Aug 12, 2019

Harnessing the Power of Muslim Philanthropy

Charitable giving is an integrated part of the Islamic faith but the American Muslim Fund is the only community foundation focused on increasing the philanthropic impact of this community. Muhi Khwaja, co-founder of AMF, describes how donor advised funds and other giving vehicles can help amplify Muslim charity.

Nov 5, 2018

Interrupting Systemic Oppression

People should be able to be themselves fully in their home communities, feeling not only safe to do so but sensing complete belonging as well.

Nov 5, 2018

No Sides, Only Love

There is far less that divides us than the things that make us all human. Encircle gives youth a place they can come every day to feel respected and loved.

Nov 5, 2018

Creating a Space for Youth to Find (and Be) Themselves

The Magic City Acceptance Center provides resources and support for Birmingham's LGBTQ youth.

Nov 5, 2018

55 Years Later, The Lawyers’ Committee Continues the Fight for Justice

The Lawyers’ Committee has been a strong player in the enforcement of civil rights and a vocal source of information and education about the need and justification for the protections of minorities and the importance of the rule of law. While it has many accomplishments, there is still much more to be done.

Nov 5, 2018

This is the America we Vow to Change

The definition of what it means to be American is to struggle and mold this country into what we know it can be. Muslim Women For is just one piece of that struggle to push the needle a bit forward.

Nov 5, 2018

Building a True Democracy

Common Cause North Carolina knows the ultimate power in our democracy is the people. Comprised of fearless, ordinary Americans standing together to build a system that works for everyone. It starts with putting an end to gerrymandering, limiting the undue influence of money in elections, encouraging broad voter participation, and ensuring diverse, accessible, and accountable government. Ultimately, every person matters.

Nov 5, 2018

Leveling the Playing Field in STEM for Underrepresented Youth

Please enjoy this piece from our archives that first published in September 2016. To help break the cycle of generational poverty, educational programming focused on STEM initiatives aims to foster academic excellence and create a pipeline to college for young scholars. Level Playing Field Institute utilizes STEM to eliminate barriers for students of color by creating a curriculum that fosters social justice, sustainability, and research.

Sep 6, 2016

Leveling the Playing Field in STEM for Underrepresented Youth

To help break the cycle of generational poverty, educational programming focused on STEM initiatives aims to foster academic excellence and create a pipeline to college for young scholars. Level Playing Field Institute utilizes STEM to eliminate barriers for students of color by creating a curriculum that fosters social justice, sustainability, and research.

Sep 6, 2016

Building a Life After a Life of Hate

By acknowledging their own experiences as integral to the scope of their work, Life After Hate works to rehabilitate those who have fallen into extremist hate movements.