Join us in building a more socially just world
“Far too often, people think of themselves as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.” - Desmond Tutu
The National Museum of African American History provides resources to talk about race, while acknowledging that it is a hard but necessary step. They provide tools and guidance to "empower your journey and inspire conversation."
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." – Barack Obama
The NAACP was founded in 1909 and it is the nations largest and most recognized civil rights organization. With more that a half-a-million members and supporters, they advocate for civil rights in their communities. To learn more about the issues and how to take action in your community, visit the NAACP.
The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice uses cutting-edge racial and social justice advocacy to empower people of color by building reparative systems that create wealth, transform justice and harness democratic power—from the ground up—in New Jersey.
At the Hetrick-Martin Institute all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, find a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. Hetrick-Martin creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 13 and 21 and their families. Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, Hetrick-Martin seeks to foster healthy youth development. Hetrick-Martin’s staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.
Since 1968, UnidosUS—formerly known as NCLR—has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos, serving the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as program work in communities nationwide.
"You don’t have to be one of those people that accepts things as they are. Every day, take responsibility for changing them right where you are." – Cory Booker
All of our projects focus on addressing community identified needs, all of which build more resilient and just communities and many of our projects focus on Social Justice issues more directly. Check out the Jersey Cares Opportunity Calendar to find a way to get involved in your community today.