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The Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI) was established in 2002 as a non-partisan effort to increase voter participation in Boston and Chelsea’s most disadvantaged communities.

Voter Activation Network (VAN)

The Voter Activation Network (VAN) is MassVOTE’s database solution for partner non-profits for intuitive and powerful management of voters.  Below are our most recent VAN training videos:

Mass Vote Grantees

Major Grantees

Chelsea Collaborative, Inc.

Chelsea_CollaborativeMissionTo enhance the social, environmental and economic health of the community and its people.

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Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Mission: Dorchester Bay EDC acts to build a strong, thriving, and diverse community in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhoods. Visit the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

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Madison Park Development Corporation

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Mission: Our mission is to develop and preserve quality, mixed-income housing in Roxbury, and to promote the renaissance of Dudley Square as a thriving neighborhood business district, recognized as a center of commerce and culture that anchors the economic revitalization of Roxbury.

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Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance

Mission:

Through our grassroots organization of tenants, homebuyers and homeowners, we fight for both public and private sectors to increase their support for affordable and sustainable homeownership.

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Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants

 

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Mission: MAHT’s mission is to preserve and improve at-risk HUD buildings as permanently affordable housing with a maximum of resident participation, ownership and control. Visit Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants at their website

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Massachusetts Senior Action Council

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Mission: As a democratic grassroots senior-run organization, The Massachusetts Senior Action Council (MSAC) is committed to empowering seniors and others statewide in Massachusetts to act collectively to promote the rights and well being of all people, particularly vulnerable seniors. Visit M.S.A at their website

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Neighbors United for a Better East Boston

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Mission: Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE) is an organization explicitly of and for low-income people, people of color, immigrants and allies that uses issue and electoral organizing to build political power. We are building a direct action organization that can hold public institutions accountable through grassroots organizing. Visit N.U.B.E at their website

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New England United for Justice

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Mission: New England United 4 Justice is a non-profit membership-based organization that represents low and moderate income families who want to promote social justice and become more involved in improving their neighborhood, city and state.

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Thank you to our Foundation Sponsors:

The Access Strategies Dun

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation

The Boston Foundation

The Jobin-Leeds Partnership for Democracy and Education

The Herman and Freida L. Miller Foundation

The Hyams Foundation

The Roxbury Trust Fund

Resources for Current Grantees

Emerging Grantees

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Asian American Resource Workshop

Mission:

The mission of the Asian American Resource Workshop is to work for the empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community to achieve its full participation in U.S. society.  We are a member-based organization that seeks to document the diverse Asian Pacific American histories, experiences, and social conditions. Our resources and activities are used to respond to current Asian Pacific American issues and to promote Asian Pacific American identity.

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Arise Springfield

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Mission

Our mission is to educate, organize, and unite low income people to know what our rights are, to stand up for those rights, and to achieve those rights; to educate the community at large as to its common interest in social justice for all; to promote involvement in the electoral process, to develop self-esteem, and to teach ourselves to fight oppression in all its manifestations.

Executive Director: Michaelann Bewsee

467 State Street Springfield, MA, 01105

413-734-4948

Email: AriseForSocialJustice@gmail.com


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Black Economic Justice Institute, Inc.

Mission: The mission of the Black Economic Justice Institute, Inc. ( BEJI) is to advocate, educate, and assist Boston’s communities of color in securing sustainable jobs, and /or creating our own businesses. We will also educate our community about the importance of civic engagement and how it affects our neighborhoods when we don’t get involved with the political process.

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Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

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Mission: These founders were motivated to build a new organization which could help build relationships across these divides and provide a new vehicle for different constituencies to act together on common interests in ways which would be powerful and effective.

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South Boston en Acción

Mission: South Boston en Acción is a neighborhood based, member driven organization that builds community and leadership among Latino Families by sharing common problems and creating solutions for change. Visit South Boston en Acción at their website

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Worcester NAACP

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Mission: To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. Visit the Worcester NAACP at their website

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Thank you to our Foundation Sponsors:

The Access Strategies Dun

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation

The Boston Foundation

The Jobin-Leeds Partnership for Democracy and Education

The Herman and Freida L. Miller Foundation

The Hyams Foundation

The Roxbury Trust Fund

Resources for Current Grantees