Based in Washington Park, Assata’s Daughters was founded to address the gap in programming that builds power and influence among young Black women, femmes and gender non-conforming people. A core mission for the group is the abolition of prisons, police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and anti-Blackness. Their organizing is informed by Black feminism, and their programs focus on political education, leadership development.
Chicago Equity and Transformation (EAT), based in Englewood, Garfield Park and Austin, was founded by formerly incarcerated individuals dedicated towards creating economic and social equity for Black Chicagoans on the West and South Sides. EAT does research, policy development and advocacy aimed at decriminalizing the informal economy that many rely on.
The TRiiBE is a digital media platform showcasing innovative content to reshape the narrative of Black Chicago. Our original works in journalism and documentary, alongside creative writing and video, capture the multifaceted essence of our communities. As an independent, alternative news source, we hope to unify Black Chicago in the common purpose to create a safer, more vibrant Chicago.
First organized in the fall of 2017, the Black Midwest Initiative is a collective of scholars, students, artists, organizers, and community-involved people who are committed to advocating for the lives of people of African descent as they are situated throughout the Midwest and Rust Belt regions of the United States.
My Block My Hood My City offers opportunities for young people in under-resourced neighborhoods to access amenities not typically available to them. Their programs encourage youth to explore different neighborhoods, cultures and cuisines. The organization also offers opportunities for young people to get involved in STEM programs, volunteering, civic engagement, and community development.
Block Club Chicago is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to delivering reliable, nonpartisan and essential coverage of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods.
The Black Star Project (TBSP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, action-based organization founded in 1996 to provide educational services that improve the lives of less-advantaged Black communities and to close the racial academic achievement gap. TBSP accomplishes its mission by educating, organizing and mobilizing parents and volunteers, and working with community partners to facilitate a wide variety of solid programs, high-visibility campaigns and other special initiatives.
From its beginning, TBSP has worked to improve the lives of people in low-income Black and Latino communities, particularly on the south and west sides of Chicago. Often, these communities are plagued with violence, unemployment, and low-academic achievement. TBSP's work is motivated by its vision that all children, with the support of their families, neighborhoods and communities, will become 21st-century global citizens who are globally competent, globally cooperative and globally compassionate.
Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus is the only agency in Chicago that focuses exclusively on achieving health equity for the same-gender-loving Black men. Our programs activate community members as health leaders and support institutions as they transform their operations to better respond to the needs of the same-gender-loving Black men.
We engage in local/state level planning groups and coalitions that push forward work that positively impacts the health and wellness of Black SGL men. This includes increasing accurate and comprehensive representation of the lives and experiences of Black SGL men. We provide mentorship to our brothers to participate in advocacy efforts.
Enhance civic participation and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees
Provide leadership and organizational capacity training for African community-based organizations through the Community Leadership Development Program
Advocate on behalf of the African community through democratic and inclusive organizational structures, as well as partnership with other immigrant rights organizations
Engage in activities that promote the cultural, educational and economic empowerment of African immigrants and refugees...
Affinity is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ+ community with a particular focus on Black women.
We envision a society where being your authentic self is not a liability and differences are fully embraced.
We value community, recovery, healthy shared leadership, accountability, knowledge, safe spaces, critical justice, and reciprocal relationships.
Our priorities are in supporting education, health, wellness, and safety, as well as advocacy, organizing, and civic engagement.
Invest in our community and engage citizens to build long-term political power.
Through coordinated political action ensure a high quality of life and access to economic opportunity for members of the Black community in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.
Empower Black leaders with the tools, training, and resources needed to organize and guarantee that their issues, concerns, and values are represented at all levels of government.
We work to build homegrown leadership, expand access and opportunity, and promote an equitable society by engaging and organizing the leadership of young people.
To transform communities through a bold, proactive agenda led by young people that, in our lifetime, makes the movement to respect and value black and brown lives a reality.
We invest in base building, leadership development, training, and a relational organizing model to build power to affect change in Milwaukee and all of Wisconsin. When we empower young people to own and drive the work towards justice, we win.
African American Family Services works with individuals, families and communities impacted by addiction and mental illness. From our holistic standpoint, we provide culturally-specific chemical and mental health services that impact family preservation and promote community-based change and wellness in the African American community.
Our mission is to help the African American individual, family, and community to reach a greater state of well-being through the delivery of community-based, culturally specific chemical health, mental health, and family preservation services.
We will act as the preeminent thought and research leader on African American behavioral health and wellness.
Afro American Development Association (AADA) is a non-governmental, non-religious, non-partisan, non-profit 501 (C) 3 humanitarian organization. Our values are anchored in the spirit of charity and the value of community empowerment.
Alleviate poverty by supporting vulnerable New Americans and other diverse communities by building the capacities through training, sustainable development, economic empowerment, conflict resolution and peace building.
The Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD) is a family education center based in St. Paul, Minnesota. We serve children, families, and communities throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area, offering a variety of literacy and cultural enrichment programs and services for children, youth, and adults.
Our goal is to positively impact the cultural, spiritual, and academic development of
children by working holistically with young people, parents, educators, and the community.
We are a place where the African spirit is nurtured and renewed
We envision a place where African people come together to learn of and from ourselves
Brown Girls Mentoring was founded in 2016 with a mission to equip Brown Girls with tools to build her self-confidence, develop relationships, resolve conflict, make wise decisions, work in teams, and develop practical life skills. We educate your Brown Girl(s) through lectures, trainings, activities, simulations, role play, affirmations and so much more!
Brown Girls Mentoring is here to empower young Brown Girls in all shades of beauty to know their worth, strive for excellence, and to embrace their natural beauty. Our vision is to form lifelong bonds of sisterhood, to build confidence, and to see EVERY Brown Girl win!
ROOTT was created by a collective who view the issues surrounding maternal and infant health as a consequence of structural and institutional racism. Through our personal relationships and experiences as people of color, work with one another as doulas, advocates, and community members, we understood the need to build support that centered our voices as valid. We believe that our programs and services offered, based in evidence, will provide a means of addressing the impact of the stress created by our everyday, lived experiences. We are firmly grounded in the principles of Reproductive Justice, rooted in autonomy, human rights, and the trust of Black Women to decide how, where, when, and if we choose to have children.
Urban Underground is promoting the next generation of leaders committed to building safe and sustainable communities. We advance our mission through youth-led social justice campaigns in the areas of health, education, public safety, and juvenile justice reform.
Every year Urban Underground reaches out to schools and street corners for teens who are down to make a change in themselves and the city. Our current members and alum will tell you that joining Urban Underground was one of the best decisions they ever made.