APPENDIX E: NETWORKSThe following networks have indicated a willingness to make referrals to social change groups falling within their arenas.
AMERICAN YOUTH WORK CENTER, 1751 N Street, NW, Suite 302, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 785-0764. Assists the management and staff of human service organizations for the improvement of service to youth and children through domestic and international conferences and training events, American and foreign youth service publications, and technical assistance to the youth work community. Referrals to coalitions of young workers, city youth worker coalitions, and Washington, DC organizations serving youth. Contact William Treanor, Executive Director.
ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY BASED EDUCATION, 1805 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 462-6333. A national membership organization for alternative educational institutions, the Association has a directory of community-based groups involved in adult and community education. Involved in setting up programs and developing training that may be utilized by community groups. Contact office.
ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW (ACORN), 845 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226, (718) 693-6700. An organization of low to moderate income families working in 19 states for political and economic justice. Referrals to local ACORN chapters and other local community organizations. Contact John Kest.
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE, 1000 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007, (202) 342-0519. Provides technical assistance tailored to meet the programmatic and administrative needs of community-based organizations. Referrals to community-based social service groups and national and regional technical assistance agencies. Contact Othello Poulard, Vice-President.
CITIZEN ACTION, National offices: 1300 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 857-5153; 1406 West 6th Street, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44113, (216) 861-5200. A consortium of 13 statewide citizen organizations, including the Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG), Illinois Public Action Council (IPAC), Massachusetts Fair Share, Ohio Public Interest Campaign (OPIC), Minnesota COACT, Pennsylvania Public Interest Coalition, Citizens Action of Indiana, and other organizing projects in five additional states. Referrals to member organizations. Contact Ira Arlook in the Cleveland office.
CITIZENS' CLEARINGHOUSE FOR HAZARDOUS WASTES (CCHW), P.O. Box 926, Arlington, VA 22216, (703) 276-7070. A clearinghouse offering training and technical assistance to grassroots groups fighting toxic polluters. Referrals to community and national advocacy groups working on toxics issues. Contact the office.
CITIZENS FOR TAX JUSTICE, 1311 L Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 626-3780. A national citizen/labor coalition that seeks tax justice for working people, the elderly, and those on fixed incomes; and opposes measures to shift the tax burden onto these groups. Referrals to national citizen groups and labor unions. Contact Kathy Ceronsky.
CLEAN WATER ACTION PROJECT, 317 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003, (202) 547-1196. Works with national and local citizen groups and leaders to eliminate water pollution. Referrals to environmental groups and other public interest groups, especially those with canvass staffs. Contact Personnel Director.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION EXCHANGE, 1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 628-2981. A national interactive network that meets the need of urban and rural community-based groups for reliable, in-depth information on strategies and resources for community development. Referrals to grassroots community development organizations. Contact Alice Shabecoff, Executive Director.
HOMELESSNESS INFORMATION EXCHANGE, 1830 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 462-7551. Gathers and distributes information about model homeless programs, funding sources, and experts in the field. Referrals to organizations and individuals working to combat homelessness, nationwide. Contact the office.
INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY CONSULTANTS, INC., Box 141, Hampton, AR 71744, (501) 798-4510. Provides planning research, training and evaluation services to nonprofit minority, social change community development and anti-poverty groups as well as government agencies. ICC's clients are primarily umbrella groups, and ICC would be willing to make referrals to those interested in job-seekers. Contact Jerry Cronin.
JOBS WITH JUSTICE, P.O. Box 19128, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 728-2394. National and local network that supports efforts to defend workers' rights. Maintains lists of key organizations and activists in participating communities. Referrals to unions and community organizations. Contact Ms. Marty Gordon.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC INTEREST LAW (NAPIL), 1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 424, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 462-0120. A national coalition of law student organizations that offer grants and other forms of assistance to students and recent graduates engaged in public interest employment. Publishes the NAPIL Directory of Public Interest Legal Internships and the NAPIL Fellowships Guide. Referrals to law student organizations and public interest law centers. Contact Michael Caudell-Feagan.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEIGHBORHOODS, 1651 Fuller Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 332-7766. An association of neighborhood groups, citywide federations, and other coalitions and organizations concerned with neighborhood problems. Referrals to neighborhood associations, city-wide coalitions and community development corporations (CDC's). Contact Marla Anderson.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 387-6030. One of the major centers of information exchange among progressives. The Center's issues include family and work issues (women's economic justice and reproductive rights), election law reform, sustainable growth, public capital and economic reform. Referrals to other public interest groups working in these areas. Contact Judy Goldsmith.
NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, 1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 807, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 638-6388. NCADV is a membership organization providing national systems advocacy and technical assistance for its constituents. Referrals to grassroots shelter and service programs for battered women. Contact Karyl Spriggs.
NATIONAL CONGRESS OF NEIGHBORHOOD WOMEN, 249 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, (718) 388-6666. A women's organizing and technical assistance group whose goal is the empowerment of women as community leaders. Conducts workshops; provides training in job development and fundraising. Referrals to women's organizations. Contact Maria Fava.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA, 810 First Street, NE, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 289-1380. A resource and information clearinghouse, coordination body and funding source for Hispanic organizations. Has 125 affiliates in 21 states. Does research and advocacy in support of all Hispanic minorities and provides technical assistance and programmatic support to Hispanic community-based organizations. Referrals to Hispanic organizations. Contact Bernardo Ramirez.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN (NOW), 1000 16th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 331-0066. The largest women's rights organization, NOW works on the local, state and federal level to bring women into the mainstream of American society and into fair and equal partnership with men. Referrals to NOW's 700 offices and chapters, and other women's groups, nationwide. Contact Patricia Ireland, Executive Vice-President.
NATIONAL TOXICS CAMPAIGN, 1168 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02134, (617) 232-0327. A coalition of citizens, statewide organizations, environmental groups, family farmers, public health officials, scientists and educators. Referrals to other NTC offices and groups working on toxics issues nationwide. Contact office.
NORTH AMERICAN STUDENTS OF COOPERATION (NASCO), Box 7715, Ann Arbor, MI 48107, (313) 663-0889. A consortium of North American student cooperatives. Issues publications, including the NASCO Guide to Campus Cooperatives in North America, holds conferences, does consulting and conducts cooperative board training for members and the general public. Referrals to cooperatives and co-op resource organizations; offers development assistance to newly created student cooperatives. Contact Margaret Martin for referrals and student housing cooperative assistance; Renee Ordeneaux for cooperative development assistance.
NORTHERN ROCKIES ACTION GROUP (NRAG), 9 Placer Street, Helena, MT 59601, (406) 442-6615. Provides technical assistance and training to grassroots organizations in Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and beyond, with emphasis on coalition building and encouraging people to think about the future of the region. Referrals to citizen groups primarily in the three states, but also in surrounding areas. Contact Michael Schechtman.
NUCLEAR INFORMATION AND RESOURCE SERVICE (NIRS), 1424 16th Street, NW, Suite 601, Washington, DC 20036. Provides energy activists with information and resources to end nuclear power development. Referrals to national anti-nuclear power organizations. Contact Michael Mariotte.
PARTNERSHIP FOR DEMOCRACY, 2335 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20009, (202) 483-0030. Provides financial and technical assistance to grassroots organizations addressing a broad range of social issues. Referrals to community organizations and public interest groups around the country. Contact Lori Rubenstein, Executive Director.
PUBLIC MEDIA CENTER, 466 Green Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94133, (415) 434-1403. A nonprofit public interest advertising and media resource agency, also involved in media advocacy. Referrals to environmental groups, energy organizations, media fairness and media access groups, and San Francisco-based community action organizations. Contact Herb Gunther.
SANE/FREEZE: CAMPAIGN FOR GLOBAL SECURITY, 1819 H Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 862-9740. A national group organizing at the grassroots level to reverse the arms race, abolish nuclear weapons, and construct a world of peace and justice. Referrals to over 250 chapters and affiliate groups nationwide. Contact Kate Kent.
UNITED STATES PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP (USPIRG), 215 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003, (202) 546-9707. National, nonpartisan consumer and environmental organization conducting independent research on consumer and environmental issues, monitoring corporate and governmental actions affecting the average citizen, and lobbying in the public interest. Serves as a national office for a number of the state Public Interest Research Groups that have been formed throughout the country since 1971. (See PIRG Directory in Appendix C). Contact office.
UNITED STATES STUDENT ASSOCIATION (USSA), 1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 207, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 347-8772. A research, information and training organization that promotes students' rights to a post-secondary education. Provides technical information and publishes student organizing manuals. Contact Julius A. Davis.