The mission of Coal River Mountain Watch is to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountaintop removal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area and to help rebuild sustainable communities.
Founded in 2011, Thrive is a team of volunteers dedicated to assisting refugees post-resettlement in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They bridge the gap between the 3–6 months of assistance a government resettlement program can provide and the reality of what it takes to get settled. Thrive connects each family with volunteers who can help and mentor them as they adjust to a new place and culture, local agencies and services that will help them succeed, and a warm community to make them feel at home in their new country.
Founded in 1994, Making Contact is an independent non-profit organization committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material. What began as a 13-week experiment in highlighting progressive community perspectives has become an enduring platform for underrepresented groups and community voices.
Founded in 1995, Not In Our Town (NIOT) began in Billings, Montana, when a community of working people stood up to a series of hate crimes by white supremacists. After attacks on a Native American woman’s house, an African-American church, and a Jewish family’s home, the entire town refused to be silent and fearful. They stood up to hate with petitions, marches, community outreach, but most importantly — with peace and unity. It worked.