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Social Action Research Project: Variety of Resources

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Put Your Words to Action!

Social Action "In Action!"

The following are some examples of social actions groups and organizations who are taking charge and making a difference. Look through the websites for examples of successful campaigns and ideas and to get inspiration for your call to action plan!

Do Something

Do Something

Move On

Move On

Democracy in Action

MoveOn is the largest independent, progressive, digitally-connected organizing group in the United States. Launched in 1998, MoveOn pioneered online organizing and advocacy techniques that have become standard in politics, nonprofits, and industry in the U.S. and worldwide

YES! Magazine

YES! Magazine

YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.

The World Bank

The World Bank

What can you do to end poverty? The World Bank Group wants to empower young people and together contribute to its twin goals: ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

The Case Foundation

The Case Foundation

The Case Foundation, created by digital pioneers Jean and Steve Case, is a diverse and dynamic institution by design. We create programs and invest in people and organizations that harness the best impulses of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and collaboration to drive exponential impact. Our partners are changemakers with ideas that have transformative potential and can lead us to uncover new, more impactful ways of addressing chronic social challenges.

Our efforts to drive social change are focused on three key pillars: revolutionizing philanthropy, unleashing entrepreneurs and igniting civic engagement.

The Brady Campaign

The Brady Campaign

The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025.

NOW

NOW

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States.

The Center for a New American Dream

The Center for a New American Dream

New Dream's mission is to empower individuals, communities, and organizations to transform their consumption habits to improve well-being for people and the planet.

NAACP

NAACP

he mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

Public Citizen

Public Citizen

Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.

As the federal government wrestles with critical issues – fallout from the global economic crisis, health care reform, climate change and so much more – Public Citizen is needed now more than ever. We are the countervailing force to corporate power. We fight on behalf of all Americans – to make sure your government works for you.

Boys & Girls Club of America

Boys & Girls Club of America

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.

Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

The Humane Society

The Humane Society

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. We and our affiliates provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and we professionalize the field through education and training for local organizations. We are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alik