Carroll County CASA was established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in 1998, to advocate for abused and neglected children. The mission of Carroll County CASA is to recruit, screen, train, and supervise volunteers to work with children involved in Juvenile Court dependency proceedings in Carroll County. The goal is to ensure each child finds safety and permanency as quickly and appropriately as possible.
Founders, Russ and Mary Sarner organized and implemented the CASA program in Carroll County after serving as CASA volunteers in Haralson County, Georgia, and after serving for many years as Citizen Panel Review members.
Our program is now housed at 110 Dixie Street, Suite 100 in Carrollton. This location has allowed us to expand our staff, conduct initial and ongoing volunteer training and to present a professional appearance to the community.
Carroll County CASA, Inc. is funded by the generosity of community members, civic clubs, Carroll County government, churches, local foundations and the funds from the state legislature under the Department of Human Resources.
The Showing Up for Racial Justice Education Fund (SURJ-EF) works to educate white people about racism and move them to take action for racial and economic justice. Study and personal transformation are critical for those of us who are white. We have so much to learn and unlearn about racism and white supremacy. And we believe it’s essential to not stop there— we must pair our learning with organizing and action. SURJ-EF supports organizing and education projects throughout the South, in Ohio, and in our Disability and Faith programs.
At SURJ-EF, we believe we must have an inclusive, openhearted approach to organizing— bringing more and more people into this work rather than creating barriers to participation— while maintaining clear commitments to justice.
We ground our organizing in a “mutual interest” approach— meaning that fighting racism is not something we are called to help people of color with, but rather something all white people will benefit from. Many white people stand to gain much from joining fights for justice because of the systemic oppression they face because of their class, gender, or disability. And all white people suffer from white supremacy, this destructive system that tears us up from the inside out. We have everything to gain— materially or spiritually— by joining alongside communities of color to fight for justice.
Founded in 1956 as a direct response to the Civil Rights Movement, Chicago Children’s Choir is rooted in the belief that music is a vehicle for fostering empathy and respect between young people of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
Since its founding 65 years ago, CCC has grown from a single choir into a vast network of school and after-school programs that serve thousands of students every year. The Choir offers a performance-based learning experience built around innovative creative partnerships and compelling artistic endeavors—from regular appearances at Lyric Opera and Ravinia Festival to one-of-a-kind features on major recording projects like Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book (2016) and The Big Day (2019).
For more than half a century, CCC has developed programs that embrace the racial and economic diversity of Chicago, making a high-caliber musical education available to any singer who wants it. Accessibility forms the foundation of our signature world-class instruction. Eighty percent of our youth live in low-to-moderate income households, and every year these 4,000+ students participate completely free of charge. Whether they’re just getting started or are already seasoned performers, youth from every corner of the city discover how to make their voice heard through our empowering programs.
Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.
Equality Florida Background:
Equality Florida formed in 1997 as Governor Jeb Bush took office and Florida’s state government made a hard turn to the right. Our strong presence in the Capitol since our founding 24 years ago has allowed us to defeat or neutralize dozens of anti-LGBTQ bills since 1997. These bills included efforts to: overturn all local anti-discrimination policies, repeal all safe schools policies, expand Florida’s anti-gay adoption ban, and prohibit domestic partnership benefits and protections.
Through lobbying, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Cool Earth exists because right now, the world is in a climate crisis.
The most effective way to fight back is to protect the best carbon-storing technology that already exists: rainforest.
And the best way to do that? Back, support, and listen to the people living there.
Indigenous peoples and local communities have lived in balance with rainforest for thousands of years and are the real rainforest experts.
They are people who face extreme injustice whilst living on the front line of the climate crisis.
We champion the relationship between people, rainforest and climate.
Cool Earth exists to give cash direct to rainforest communities, to fund projects that create choice, tackle the root causes of deforestation and protect vital carbon sinks.
This is our mission. To back people, to protect the rainforest and fight the climate crisis.
UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT TRANSFORMS LIVES
By providing our clients with long-term, unconditional support, we empower them to see their potential, make healthier decisions, pursue their passions, and find their own unique paths to happiness and stability.
Founded in 1992 as Friends of Hermann Park, Hermann Park Conservancy is a nonprofit citizens’ organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park – today and for generations to come.
Through a public-private partnership with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Hermann Park Conservancy raises millions of dollars each year to enhance and maintain the Park. The Conservancy also manages the design of projects, and then shares construction costs with the City of Houston. Thanks to the generous financial support of foundations, corporations, and individuals, the Conservancy has raised more than $122 million for improvement projects in Hermann Park.
The Conservancy also oversees programs focused on visitor services, conservation and stewardship, tree care, and operations and maintenance of the McGovern Centennial Gardens.
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