Civic Engagement Initiative

Civic_Engagement_Initiative

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. Since its inception, the CEI has funded dozens of community-based organizations (Community Partners) to increase voter registration and turnout as a vehicle for creating change on issues such as affordable housing, quality public education, job creation, and city services.

 

 

Our 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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Black_Economic_Justice_Institute

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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Boston_Workers_Alliance

Boston Workers Alliance

Mission:

Since 2005, the BWA has grown into a powerful grassroots force, challenging the crisis of urban joblessness and fighting for social and economic justice.

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Chelsea_Collaborative

Chelsea Collaborative, Inc.

Mission:

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

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Dorchester_Bay_Economic_Development_Corporation

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Mission:

Dorchester Bay EDC acts to build a strong, thriving, and diverse community in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhoods.

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Greater_Boston_Interfaith_Organization

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

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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Madison_Park_Development_Corp

Madison Park Development Corporation

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

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.

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Massachusetts_Senior_Action_Council

Massachusetts Senior Action Council

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.

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Neighbors_United_for_A_Better_East_Boston

Neighbors United for a Better East Boston

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.

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New_England_United_For_Justice

New England United for Justice

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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Project_RIGHT

Project RIGHT, Inc.

Mission:

Project RIGHT promotes involvement in neighborhood stabilization and economic development within the community of Greater Grove Hall (Roxbury and North Dorchester).

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Revere_Youth_In_Action

Revere Youth in Action

Mission:

Challenge and support Revere youth to become leaders, organizers, and critical thinkers as well as provide mentorship and oversight of youth-led-community organizing projects and campaigns.

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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.

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Worcester_NAACP

Worcester NAACP

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.

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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

 

 

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