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Internships with Peace and Justice Studies


Alternatives for Community and Environment
ACE builds the power of communities of color and low income communities in Massachusetts to eradicate environmental racism and classism, create healthy, sustainable communities, and achieve environmental justice.
(Other categories: Environment)

Boston Community Capital
Boston Community Capital (BCC) is a community development financial institution whose mission is to build healthy communities where low-income people live and work. We accomplish this mission by investing in projects that provide affordable housing, good jobs, and new opportunities in low-income communities, connecting these neighborhoods to the mainstream economy.
(Other categories: Economic Justice & Labor)

Boston Cyclists Union
We're helping Bostonians lead healthier lives by promoting the everyday use of the bicycle for transportation. Among other things, we repair bikes, educate new riders, and organize neighborhood residents who would like to voice support for friendlier street designs, bike paths, and public spaces.
(Other categories: Environment

Cambridge Community Services
Cambridge Community Services (CCS), established in 1938, is a private non-profit community-based organization. Its mission is to identify human service needs in Cambridge, and to develop innovative strategies and programs that can be instituted as ongoing resources in this and other communities. The agency's current emphasis is on youth education and employment.
(Other categories: Youth & Education)

Cambridge Community Television
Cambridge Community Television is a public forum for all Cambridge residents, businesses and organizations. CCTV provides training and access to telecommunications technology so that all may become active participants in electronic media. CCTV strives to involve the diverse population of Cambridge as producers and viewers, and to strengthen its efforts through collaborations with a wide variety of community institutions.
(Other categories: Arts & Media)

Center for Teen Empowerment
The mission of the Center for Teen Empowerment is to empower youth and adults as agents of individual, institutional, and social change.
(Other categories: Youth & Education)

Center for the Arts at the Amory
Given that artistic expression elevates a civil society, Arts at the Armory seeks to galvanize the creative spirit by providing a space where working artists and the community can come together. Recognizing that art can bridge cultural, class and generational divides, Arts at the Armory showcases a wide range of visual arts, dance, theater and musical performances. Arts at the Armory is located in an historic armory that also provides studio spaces for artists, a cafe, galleries, two live/work artists units, two performance spaces, and offices for arts organizations.
(Other categories: Arts & Media)

Centro Presente
Established in 1981, Centro Presente is a member-driven, state-wide Latin American immigrant organization dedicated to the self-determination and self-sufficiency of the Latin American immigrant community of Massachusetts.
(Other categories: Immigration)

Chelsea Collaborative
Empowering people, Building our community. That is our commitment. Everyday, for over 20 years, the Chelsea Collaborative has been making a difference in our community and in people's lives. From our Green Space initiatives to our fight to protect immigrant rights, we reach a broad base of diverse residents facing multiple issues of inequality, oppression, and injustice. Through all of our projects, Chelsea residents have a voice. Though we've improved Chelsea in many ways, there is still work to be done - within our borders and beyond.

City Life/ Vida Urbana
City Life/Vida Urbana is a 38-year-old bilingual, community organization whose mission is to fight for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power through direct action, coalition building, education and advocacy. In organizing poor and working class people of diverse race and nationalities, we promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders, and are building a movement to effect systemic change and transform society. Our roots are in promoting tenant rights and preventing housing displacement. In response to the devastating impact of the foreclosure crisis on communities in Boston, we launched a major campaign in 2007, the Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense campaign to help keep people facing foreclosure in their homes. Victories won by hundreds of organized families have created public and political pressure which is driving legislative reform and has inspired the emergence of similar campaigns across the region.
(Other categories: Social Justice)

Commonwealth Land Trust
Established in 1985, Commonwealth Land Trust (CLT) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is dedicated to preserving neighborhoods and preventing homelessness. CLT owns and manages over 350 units of affordable housing and provides on-site case management services to many of Massachusetts' most vulnerable residents. Linking housing and care, CLT works to rebuild lives and communities.

Community Action Agency of Somerville
The mission of the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) is to reduce poverty among local families and individuals while working to counteract – and whenever possible, eliminate – the societal conditions that cause and perpetuate poverty.

Community Catalyst
Community Catalyst's first priority is quality affordable health care for all. Since 1997, we have provided leadership and support to state and local consumer organizations, policymakers, and foundations working to change the health care system so it serves everyone – especially vulnerable members of society.
(Other categories: Health)

Community Resources for Justice
At Community Resources for Justice, we believe that society wins when all people are given the support and tools to lead responsible, productive, and dignified lives. Whether transitioning inmates back into mainstream society, diverting troubled youth away from crime and towards productive and fulfilling lives, or providing those with developmental disabilities with a chance to grow and flourish in the community, Community Resources for Justice welcomes and fosters change.

Community Works
Community Works is a portfolio of 34 local social justice organizations providing Massachusetts residents a unique opportunity to invest in long-term systemic change. Community Works members have joined forces to work for affordable housing, quality health care, environmental justice, civil rights, safe neighborhoods, economic equity, and youth leadership. Our members involve local people in making the changes that will build robust communities. We celebrate the interconnections and diversity that is true community. All of us benefit from a more just society.
(Other categories: Social Justice)

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a nonprofit community-based planning and organizing entity rooted in the Roxbury/North Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston. DSNI's approach to neighborhood revitalization is comprehensive including economic, human, physical, and environmental growth. It was formed in 1984 when residents of the Dudley Street area came together out of fear and anger to revive their neighborhood that was devastated by arson, disinvestment, neglect and redlining practices, and protect it from outside speculators.

Encuentro 5
encuentro 5 (e5) is a space for progressive movement building in the heart of Boston's Chinatown organized by Massachusetts Global Action (MGA). MGA sees e5 as embodying its notion of how multi-organizational collaboratives and social movements emerge; MGA has theorized about this in several places after reflecting on its experiences and practices.
(Other categories: Social Justice)

Groundwork Somerville
Groundwork Somerville is an environmental 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes sustainable community development and revitalization. By creating opportunities for healthy EDUCATION, green JOBS, and sustainable COMMUNITY, Groundwork Somerville empowers people to lead healthier, happier, and more prosperous lives.
(Other categories: Environment)

Lucy Parsons Center
The Lucy Parsons Center is an all-volunteer, nonprofit collective, operating as both a radical, independent bookstore and a community center for individuals to drop in, as well as a free meeting and event space for local activist groups.

Mass Alliance
Mass Alliance provides leadership for the progressive community, cultivates and empowers new progressive leaders, seeks out progressive champions for legislative office, and, with our PAC, makes the difference between progressives winning or losing their elections. Our victories are making Massachusetts more progressive.
(Other categories: Ec Justice

Neighborhood for Affordable Housing (NOAH)
The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) is entering its twenty-fifth year as a multi-service non-profit community development corporation (CDC). NOAH was organized as a Chapter 180, 501 (c) 3 non-profit, and began serving East Boston in 1987 as a two-person organization operating from the basement of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The early faith-based founders were members of the East Boston Ecumenical Council. NOAH now serves the Greater Boston region. While both original employees remain, our organizational capacity has grown, and NOAH has twenty-two adult staff members and twelve youth interns governed by a multi-cultural fourteen-member Board of Directors. While our business lines and initiatives have multiplied, our original goals remain the nucleus of our work: creating and preserving affordable housing opportunities and building safe and healthy neighborhoods for those most in need and others challenged by today's housing market.

New Sector Alliance
Our mission at New Sector Alliance is to accelerate social change by strengthening organizations today while developing leaders for tomorrow. Our vision is a world in which communities' needs are met consistently, efficiently, and effectively by the social sector. We pursue these goals by working with people committed to social impact to become more effective social sector professionals. We believe that by building social sector talent, today and for the future, we enable a stronger social sector that can better meet our collective communities' needs.

Operation Partners in Education and Community Enrichment (P.E.A.C.E.)
Our mission is to educate and enrich family and community life in the Fenway area through educational, language and technology resources. Our services include basic-to-advanced computer training, extensive job and skill-building workshops, an After School program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for our linguistically-diverse community.
(Other categories: Youth & Education)

Roca's mission is to help disengaged and disenfranchised young people move out of violence and poverty. Roca can see a different future- a future in which young people leave the streets and gangs to take responsibility for their actions and have jobs. Young immigrant mothers will raise their children in safety and be recognized for their contributions to society. Our communities will have the ability to keep young people out of harm's way and, in turn, thrive through their participation and leadership.
(Other categories: Youth & Education)

Rosie's Place
Since 1974 poor and homeless women have found an oasis of hope and nourishment at Rosie's Place. The mission of Rosie's Place is to help women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.

Somerville High School Peer Mediation Project
The Somerville Mediation Program provides mediation, conflict resolution and crisis intervention services to the Somerville Public Schools. The program promotes peaceful resolution of conflicts, racial understanding, cooperation and tolerance through group work, activities and classroom workshops.
(Other categories: Youth & Education)

The Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston
Founded in 1998 by our Board of Directors, the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston is the only comprehensive fair housing organization working to eliminate housing discrimination and promote open communities throughout the region. The FHCGB pursues its mission in Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex, Essex and Plymouth counties through offering a full tool kit of fair housing services: Testing, Case Advocacy, Training, Community Outreach, Policy Advocacy, and Research. Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, foundation and corporate donors, and individual supporters, the FHCGB works to break the silence surrounding housing discrimination, to offer recourse to people harmed by discrimination, and educate and inform housing professionals and residents of their rights and responsibilities.

The Family Van
The Family Van is a mobile health program designed to increase access to health and improve healthy behaviors by providing free culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to our clients. Our mission is to educate, counsel, and assist community members in strengthening and protecting their bodies, minds, and communities.
(Other categories: Health)

The Food Project
Since 1991, The Food Project has built a national model of engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. Each year, we work with over a hundred teens and thousands of volunteers to farm on 37 acres in eastern Massachusetts in the towns and cities of Beverly, Boston, Ipswich, Lincoln and Lynn. We consider our hallmark to be our focus on identifying and transforming a new generation of leaders by placing teens in unusually responsible roles, with deeply meaningful work.
(Other categories: Youth & Education, Environment)

Welcome Project
The Welcome Project builds the collective power of Somerville immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions. We do this through programs that strengthen the capacity of immigrant youth, adults and families to advocate for themselves and influence schools, government, and other institutions.
(Other categories: Immigration)

Youth on Board
Since 1994, Youth on Board (YOB), a program in the Education Department of YouthBuild USA, has forged partnerships between youth and adults to create positive communities in which young people are valued, engaged, and heard. Youth on Board delivers direct programming, plays an active role in local, regional, and national policy debates related to youth voice in decision making, provides training and consultation, and publishes materials based on our work.
(Other categories: Youth & Education)

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