SPIN AcademyAlumni

The SPIN Academy is proud to have worked with hundreds of nonprofit communicators over the past nineteen years. Keep up the good work!

Stanley Fritz, Citizen Action of New York

Every year, the SPIN Academy trains emerging activists to use the power of communications for change. Co-Founded eighteen years ago by our own Holly Minch, we love SPIN Academy because we get to share our knowledge and passion with a new cohort of communicators. At last year’s SPIN, Stanley Fritz stood out someone we wanted to keep our eyes on, so we thought we would check back with him a year later.

Stanley Fritz is the Communications Associate at Citizen Action of New York. He is also the political writer/Editor-In-Chief for lyvbh.com, author of Confessions of a Sucker for Love and the Engineer/Co-Host of “Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio.” Stanley is a busy guy, but he made time to come to the SPIN Academy last summer...


Sindy Benavides, League of United Latin American Citizens

The small border town of El Cenizo — population 3,800 — has become the first city in Texas to challenge the state's recently minted sanctuary cities ban.

The city, its mayor, the Maverick county sheriff and constable joined the League of United Latin American Citizens in filing a lawsuit late Monday in a district court in San Antonio to block the state from implementing the law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday night. The bill becomes law Sept. 1.


Tracy Leonard, Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia

Child sexual abuse has no boundaries when it comes to race, religion, age or economic status. Sexual predators can be anyone: older children, cousins, babysitters, neighbors and parents. About one of every ten children is sexually abused before he or she is 18 years old, and of these victims, 35 percent are under age 12. Ninety percent of abusers are not strangers.

These startling facts and more were presented to participants at the Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse workshop hosted by the City of Falls Church Tuesday evening. The free workshop was co-sponsored by Darkness to Light, a national non-profit organization “that seeks to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse,” and We Support the Girls, a support advocacy group for child sex abuse victims. Tracy Leonard, the public education manager for the final co-sponsor, Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia, led the discussion among those in attendance.


Christiaan Perez, LatinoJustice

In advance of expected changes in federal immigration enforcement practices and priorities under President Donald Trump, advocates fear millions of people could be affected. Steps are being taken at state and local levels to stay fears of roundups and mass deportations.

Last Thursday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman gave local governments and law enforcement agencies a legal roadmap for improving public safety by protecting vulnerable immigrant communities.

It includes various model laws and policies that, if voluntarily enacted by a local government, would codify “sanctuary” policies into local law.


Raquel Willis, Transgender Law Center

This month, TLC’s Communications Associate Raquel Willis showed up for intersectionality and inclusion at the National Women’s March on Washington. In her speech, “A Vision of Liberation,” she details her personal journey to finding her voice and the importance of not leaving women of color and LGBTQ women as afterthoughts to the movement that is being built in opposition to the current political climate. Check out a video of her speech and and her follow-up appearance on MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt.


Kamal Essaheb, National Immigration Law Center

Kamal Essaheb, an immigration policy attorney at the National Immigration Law Center’s Washington, DC, office, was named a “Champion of Change” by President Barack Obama earlier today. The White House cited Essaheb’s work to promote the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as an example of his commitment to improving the lives of immigrants across the country. Essaheb, who came to the United States at age 11, has dedicated his legal career to ensuring that immigrant families are better able to navigate an infamously complex legal system.


Metta Smith, Communities Unlimited, Inc.

Communities United is a nonprofit community development organization providing resources across seven southern states in support of locally-led initiatives to improve the lives of those that live and work in rural communities and neighborhoods within larger urban areas.

Recently, three entrepreneurs graduated from Communities Unlimited Possibility Workshop Series in DeWitt. Each of them worked through their business models, startup costs, operating expenses, costing and breakeven analysis. During the final session, they were presented with resources such as community development pro bono legal services and access to additional business consulting from Communities Unlimited...


Mianta McKnight, Justice Now

Mianta McKnight is passionate about people inside women’s prisons. She knows firsthand what the prison experience is like since she served 18 years & 1 day on a 15 year to life sentence in a California prison. After being incarcerated at 17, Mianta co-founded the performing arts organization S.W.A.G. (Sisters With Artistic Genius), a youth-based Y.U.P (Young United Playaz) for people who were 17 or younger at their time of arrest. She also learned how to successfully navigate parole-board hearings for herself and others. Now, she is Community Engagement Director for Justice Now and an activist for social change and is dedicated to challenging inhumane conditions and being a voice for those who are unable to speak for themselves. Watch the insightful three-part series on Mianta, “Life After Life,” featured on AJ+.


Tara Robinson, Mission Asset Fund

SPIN alumni return to their organizations with new skills, exciting ideas, and a network of fellow change makers. SPIN alum Tara Robinson, Chief Development Officer, Mission Asset Fund fills us in on how SPIN training impacted her work and talks about an exciting current project.

You attended the SPIN Academy in 2013, can you share a little about what you’ve learned and what you’ve been up to since?

Before you start talking, you need to know who you are. Sometimes nonprofits tell stories that aren’t very good simply because they’re trying to talk in some made-up disembodied voice that is supposed to represent their nonprofit. But nobody actually talks like that. Most people try and try to do this, and the resulting story is totally unrelatable and dare I say it? Boring. You can’t afford to be boring in this business because your words and your stories are what keep you focused on thriving instead of worrying about being alive.


Charlie Jensen, UCLA Extension Writers’ Program

"I had such a great experience at SPIN and still think about and use the lessons I learned there in my work," says Charlie Jensen of the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension. As the largest and most comprehensive continuing education writing program worldwide, the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program offers a variety of writing-related events throughout the year to help students not only meet their writing goals but also give them a chance to interact with a wide range of aspiring and professional writers.




Astrid Silva, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

Immigration activist Astrid Silva will be delivering the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress in Spanish on Tuesday night.

Silva marks the first time a Spanish response will be delivered rebutting a president’s first address to a joint session of Congress. She will be joined by former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, who will deliver the Democratic response in English.


Annabelle Gardner, Young Minds Advocacy

Last week, California Youth Connection (CYC) — in partnership with Youth In Mind, Young Minds Advocacy, and VOICES – announced a collaboration that is focused on engaging transitional aged youth (TAY) like Torres with California’s mental health systems. Over the next three years, the youth-led effort – funded by a grant from the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission – will conduct outreach, provide training, and lobby policymakers with the intention to reduce stigma around mental health and to improve access to services.

The funding comes from California’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). MHSA was enacted in 2004 and created a pool of funds to be used to provide mental health resources to children and adults in need through a personal income tax on individuals who earn more than $1 million per year.


Mariam Hosseini, Give2Asia

People investing in charitable programs strive to understand the local context and the impact of their giving. Mariam Hosseini is the Marketing Director of Give2Asia, an organization that strengthens communities throughout Asia by building trusted networks for charitable investment. Give2Asia makes it possible to support local organizations in Asia addressing critical issues such as healthcare, education, livelihood, and the environment. Recently, their work was featured in The Financial Times in a piece entitled "Indian Diaspora Givers Becoming a Powerful Force in Global Philanthropy."


Erwin Mendoza, Alliance San Diego

Alliance San Diego is a community empowerment organization building coalitions to bring change in local, state, and national policy. Their mission is to empower diverse people & organizations to engage more effectively in our communities, and in the civic process, to create a San Diego where all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality and justice.

Recently, Alliance San Diego was featured in a powerful story on CNN about the anxieties, hopes and aspirations of some of the most affected members of our community under a Trump Administration.


Robert Mansfield, Global Health Sciences at UC San Francisco

Community service is inextricably linked to UCSF's mission of patient care, research and education and UCSF faculty, staff, students and trainees are actively engaged in public service in multiple local, regional and global settings. Each year,  the Edison T. Uno Chancellor’s Award for Public Service recognizes and honors three individuals at UCSF—one faculty, one staff, one student/resident/postdoctoral scholar—who have demonstrated outstanding public service beyond the scope of their job, area of research, or training. Recently, Robert Mansfield received this award, and he sites the SPIN experience as having informed much of his volunteer work.


SPIN AcademyAlumni Organizations

The Class of 2017

Access Reproductive Care-Southeast
Alliance for Quality Education
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago
Breast Cancer Action
California Calls
California Climate & Agriculture Network
Californians for Justice
Californians United for a Responsible Budget
Center for Good Food Purchasing
Center for Migration Studies
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture
Colibrí Center for Human Rights
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
Dream Resource Center at the UCLA Labor Center
Educators for Fair Consideration
Food Chain Workers Alliance
Forward Together
Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action
HEAL Food Alliance
Immigrant Youth Coalition
Jacksonville Public Education Fund
Leadership Greater Washington
Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Montana Human Rights Network
National Immigration Law Center
Neighborhood Funders Group
Oregon Opportunity Network
Pan-African Community Development Initiative
Political Research Associates
Racial Justice NOW!
Real Food Challenge
Southern Education Foundation
Texas Organizing Project
UC Berkeley Labor Center
Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
Western States Center
Youth Together

The Class of 2016

Alliance for Community Transit Los Angeles
Amnesty International
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Black Women for Wellness
Californians United for a Responsible Budget
Causa Justa :: Just Cause
Center for New Community
Chhaya CDC
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Communities Unlimited
Community Coalition
Community Health Care Association of New York State
Community Law in Action
Cultural Odyssey
Destiny Arts Center
Ella Baker Center
Equal Justice USA
Equity CA
Filipino Community Center
First 5
Free Minds
If/ When/ How
International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA)
La Cocina VA
LGBT Center OC
Louisiana Center for Children's Rights
Mobilize the Immigrant Vote
National Coaltion for Asian Pacific American Community Development
National League of Cities
North Dakota Women's Network
Partnership for Safety and Justice
RYSE Center
Sea Change Program
The Campaign for College Opportunity
The New American Leaders Project
The Sentencing Project
Transgender Law Center
UCLA Labor Center
UPLIFT/ Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Voice of Witness 

The Class of 2015

Active Voice
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health
Alliance San Diego
American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota
American Friends Service Committee-Arizona
Amnesty International USA
Arts for LA
Black Women for Wellness
California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
Campaign for College Opportunity
Challah for Hunger
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Colibri Center for Human Rights
College Tribe
CREDO Action
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Faith in Public LIfe
Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Hewlett Foundation
Housing Counseling Services, Inc.
Interfaith Works
Justice Now
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
Move To Amend
MRG Foundation
Natan Fund
One Arizona
Open Textbook Network at University of Minnesota
Powder River Basin Resource Council
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
Rainforest Action Network
Repair the World
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii
The Sea Change Program
The Wilderness Society
UCLA Dream Resource Center
We Act for Environmental Justice
Young Invincibles

The Class of 2014

ACLU of NM Regional Center for Border Rights
Alameda County Center for Healthy Schools and Communities
Alliance San Diego / Southern Border Communities Coalition
Arts for Los Angeles
Black Alliance for Just Immigration  
Border Network for Human Rights
Brava! for Women in the Arts
Californians United for a Responsible Budget
Catholic Mobilizing Network
Chhaya CDC
CNMI Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality
Committee for Green Foothills
Death Penalty Focus
Dignity in Schools
El Teatro Campesino
Georgetown CCF
Golden Thread Productions
Guttmacher Institute
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
Immigrant Youth Coalition
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Mission Asset Fund
Mural Music & Arts Project
National Immigration Law Center
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
New York Immigration Coalition
Ohio Organizing Collaborative
Ohioans to Stop Executions
RYSE Youth Center
San Francisco Housing Action Coalition
SeaWeb Asia Pacific
Southern Center for Human Rights
Sunflower Community Action
Texans Care for Children
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
The Immigrant Council of Ireland
Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
Venture Strategies Innovations
Young Minds Advocacy Project

The Class of 2013

ACLU of Southern California
Advocates for Children and Youth
Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice
Alabama State Conference NAACP
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
API Equality - LA
API Equality - Northern California
Arizona Dream Act Coalition - United We Dream
Arkansas United Community Coalition
Arts for LA
Asian American Legal Advocacy Center
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
California Senior Leaders Alliance
Campaign for College Opportunity
Campaign for Youth Justice
CASA de Maryland
Center for New Community
Center for Pan Asian Community Services
Children's Defense Fund - California
Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Committee of Interns and Residents
Dignity in Schools
Diverse Elders Coalition
East Bay Community Law Center
East LA Community Corporation
EastSide Arts Alliance
El Cambio
El Pueblo
Elev8 Baltimore
Florida Immigrant Coalition
Food & Water Watch
Golden Thread Productions
Greater Birmingham Ministries
Grow Your Own Teacher/Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy
Jacksonville Public Education Fund
Kentucky Dream Coalition (UofL Chapter)
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Michigan United
Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates
North Carolina Justice Center
Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center
One Iowa
The Open Society Foundations
Ploughshares Fund
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network
Showing Up for Racial Justice
Southeast Immigrant Rights Network
Southern Center for Human Rights
UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach
United Farm Workers Foundation
United We Dream Network
Uniting NC
Voices of Youth in Chicago Education
Welcoming America
Western Native Voice
Workers Justice Project

The Class of 2011

Alliance for Quality Education
American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico
Arkansas United Community Coalition
Ashby Village
Canal Welcome Center
Chinese Progressive Association
Church World Service
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
College Success Foundation (CSF)
DART Organizers Institute
Detention Watch Network
Dovetail Learning Inc.
E3: Education, Excellence & Equity
Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children
First Place For Youth
Florida Immigrant Coalition
Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance (GUYA)
Gwinnett STOPP
Institute for Evidence-Based Change
Interfaith Coalition for Action Reconciliation and Empowerment (
Interfaith Funders
Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Kentucky Dream Coalition
Labor/Community Strategy Center
Marin Carbon Project
Marin Organic
Michigan Suburbs Alliance
Montana Abolition Coalition
Movement for Justice in El Barrio
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.
Oakland Community Organizations
Parent Services Project, Inc.
Philadelphia Student Union
Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast
Powder River Basin Resource Council
Progressive States Network
Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Rural Coalition
Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgende
South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
Southern Echo, Inc.
Strategic Energy Innovations
Texans Care for Children
Texas Organizing Project (TOP)
The Leadership Conference
The National Abortion Federation
The New York Immigration Coalition
The Opportunity Agenda
The PICO National Network
U.S. Positive Women's Network
Urban Youth Collaborative
Welcoming America
Western States Center
Youth Together

The Class of 2008

ACCESS/Women's Health Rights Coalition
Alliance for a Better Community>
American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
Amnesty International
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Basic Rights Oregon
Border Action Network
California School Age Consortium
Campaign for Better Health Care
Center for Community Change
Center for New Community
Center on Policy Initiatives
Chico Peace and Justice Center
CIRC/Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
Citizens for Quality Sickle Cell Care, Inc.
Connecticut Center for a New Economy
Connecticut Health Foundation
Corporate Accountability International
Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chhicago
El Centro Inc.
Family Equality Council
Family Violence Law Center
Global Exchange
Health GAP
Interfaith Alliance
Justice at Stake Campaign
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
Media Action
Media Mobilizing Project
Mental Disability Rights International
National Abortion Federation
National Training and Information Center
NY Immigration Coalition
Oil Change International
Pacific Environment
Preschool California
Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy
Safe Nest
San Francisco Baykeeper
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN)
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
South Asian Network
Southwestern Area Health Education Center
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
Texas Media Empowerment Project/ Local 782
The Opportunity Agenda
The Sikh Coalition
Urban Habitat
Weed & Seed
World Wildlife Fund

The Class of 2007

Arab American Family Services
Arab American Institute
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
Border Action Network
CA Latinas for Reproductive Justice
Center for Community Change
Center for Health Justice
Center on Policy Initiatives
Centro Legal de la Raza
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth
Community Action New Mexico
Community Coalition
Community Voices Heard
CTC-Vista/AmeriCorp Davis Community Network
Dakota Rural Action
East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
Ella Baker Center
Fair Shake Network
Families Against Injustice
Feminist Women's Health Center
Florida Immigrant Coalition
Foundation for Educational Advancement, Inc.
Idaho Women's Network
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Jobs with Justice
LA Voice - PICO
Ledge Light Health District
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Media & Democracy Coalition
Midwest Coalition for Human Rights
Migration Policy Institute
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
NARAL Pro-Choice California
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
National Immigration Law Center
National Minorities with Disabilities Coalition
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest

NYC Grassroots Media Coalition
Papa Ola Lokahi
Partnerhip for Working Families
Prometheus Radio Project
Rainforest Action Network
Reclaim the Media
SAJE (Strategic Actions for a Just Economy)
Southwest Workers' Union
St. Louis Area Jobs with Justice
Stop Prisoner Rape
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
The Arab-American Family Support Center
The Respect For All Project
Voces de la Frontera

The Class of 2006

Survivors of Torture, International
Community Coalition
The Reform Institute
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Labor and Occupational Health, UC Berkeley
Homies Unidos
Refugee Women's Alliance
East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
Central Area Health Education Center, Inc.
The People's Institute for Survival & Beyond
Coalition for Economic Survival
New York Immigration Coalition
National Family Farm Coalition
Pro-Choice Public Education Project
Women of Color Resource Center
Fringe Benefits
Mothers for Clean Air & Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention
Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
National Urban Families Coalition
Texas Council on Family Violence
Justice Now
Young Women's Empowerment Project
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Sponsor: Detention Watch Network
Bridges...A Community Support System Inc.
Strategic Health Communications
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
International Jewish Solidarity Network
New York Jobs with Justice
Transgender Law Center
Fresh Energy
Pratt Center for Community Development
Mujeres Unidas y Activas
Connecticut Oral Health Initiative
Hate Free Zone Washington
Center on Policy Initiatives
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
LA Voice - PICO
East LA Community Corporation
APEN (Asian Pacific Environmental Network)
Sun Street Centers
The National Campaign To Restore Civil Rights
Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training
California Center for Rural Policy, Humboldt State University
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy
South of Market Community Action Network
San Diego LGBT Community Center
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Asian Law Caucus

The Class of 2005

ACLU of Florida/Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
Advancement Project
Alaska Community Action on Toxics
American Civil Liberties Union - Reproductive Freedom Project
American Friends Service Committee
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition
California Coalition for Reproductive Health
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
California Partnership
California Partnership for Working Families
Chicago Jobs With Justice
Colorado Environmental Coalition
Connecticut Voices for Children
Dakota Resource Council
Environmental Health Coalition
Fresno Center for New Americans
Fresno Health Consumer Center
Front Range Economic Strategy Center
Greater Stamford System of Care Collaborative
Greenbelt Alliance
GSA Network
Indian Law Resource Center
Initiative for Global Development
InnerCity Struggle
Inquilinos Unidos
Korean Resource Center
Lao Family Community of Stockton
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
League of Young Voters
Maryland Justice Coalition
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation
Media Team Australia
Miami Workers Center
Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center
Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio
National Economic Development & Law Center
National Immigration Law Center
Network of Ethnic Physicians Organizations
New Mexico Voices for Children
New York Jobs with Justice
People of Faith Against the Death Penalty
PILA- Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action
Progressive Minnesota
REACT - Rubbertown Emergency ACTion
Sacramento Lao Family Community
Tex G. Hall, President of the National Congress of American Indi
The Opportunity Agenda
ULOAH (United Lesbians of African Heritage)
Utah Progressive Network
Voices for America’s Children
Western Conservation Coalition
Wisconsin Citizen Action
Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children

The Class of 2004

ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project
Allianza Para El Desarrolo
American Friends Service Committee (Project Voice)
Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled
Coalition of African, Asian, European and Latino Immigrants of Illinois (CAAELII)
California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative
Center on Policy Initiatives
Cesar E. Chavez Center for Domestic Workers
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
In Defense of Animals
Ella Baker Center (Bay Area PoliceWatch)
Equal Justice Society
Equality Now
Families to Amend California's Three Strikes
Fifth Avenue Committee
Gamaliel Foundation
Hate Free Zone Washington
Health Care Without Harm
InnerCity Struggle
Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California
Jewish Voice for Peace
Labor Project for Working Families
Latino Issues Forum
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
Living Wage Coalition
Maryland Justice Coalition
Maryland Voting Rights Restoration Coalition
Mayfair Improvement Initiative
Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
National Network of Abortion Funds
New Haven Family Alliance, Inc.
New Mexico Human Needs Coordinating Council
Oakland Community Organizations
One Connecticut
Public Citizen Texas
Snake River Alliance
Southern Echo
Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative (SRBWI)
Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Strategic Actions for a Just Economy
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Texas LULAC State Executive Office
The National Center for Human Rights Education
The Praxis Project
Third World Majority
United Council of University of Wisonsin Students
VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project
Workplace Fairness
Youth United for Community Action

The Class of 2003

ACCESS/Women's Health Rights Coalition
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
African Services Committee
Alaska Progressive Coalition
Americans for Indian Opportunity
Arc Ecology
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Blackout Arts Collective (BAC)
Border Action Network
Call to Renewal
Center for the Study of the Americas/Desarrollo Alternativo
Center on Policy Initiatives
Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
Community Coaltion
Community Food Security Coalition
Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
Cornerstone Theater Company
East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
Equality Florida
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)
Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama
Free Speech TV
Garment Worker Center
Global Exchange
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
Greater Birmingham Ministries
Health Care For All
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Israeli Strategic Media Center
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
Los Angeles Indigenous Peoples' Allaince
Mainstream Media Project
Metropolitan Tenants Organization
Migration Policy Institute
Military Toxics Project
National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
New York Jobs with Justice
Northwest Federation of Community Organizations
Peace Action
Pesticide Action Network North America
Picture the Homeless
Prison Moratorium Project
Pro-Choice Public Education Project
Rainforest Action Network
Strategic Action for a Just Economy (SAJE)
San Francisco Women Against Rape
South Dakota Coalition Against DVSA
SouthWest Organizing Project
Southwest Workers' Union
Tennessee Industrial Renewal Network
Texas Council on Family Violence
The Advancement Project
The Center for Independent Living
The Center for Voting and Democracy
The Communications Network
Urban Habitat
Washington NARAL
Western Organization of Resource Councils
Women of Color Resource Center
Youth Vote Coalition

The Class of 2002

Adopt a Special Kid
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Brennan Center for Justice
CADRE (Communitty Asset Development Re-Defining Education
Center for an Accessible Society
Center for Civil Justice
Center for Ecosystem Survival
Center for New Community
Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO)
Center on Policy Initiatives
Cincinnati Empowerpent Corporation
Coaltion for a Just Cincinnati/ Environmental Community
Collective Heritage Institute
Collective Heritage Institute/Bioneers
Democracy South
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund(DREDF)
Earth House
Executive Alliance
Fifth Avenue Committee
Flinthills Living Wage Coalition
Friends of the Earth/Genetically Engineered Food Alert Coalition
Global Exchange
Health Care Without Harm
Houston Council Member Ada Edwards Office
Idahoans for Fair Elections
Indigenous Environmental Network
Korean Youth and Community Center
Multicultural Collaborative
National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support
National Performance Network
New Urban Arts
Northern California Citizenship Project (CA)
Nothwest Coalition for Human Dignity
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Oregon HEAT
Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond (North)
Project Underground/ Indigenous Environmental Network
Rainforest Action Network
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG)
San Rafael Canal Ministry
Save our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 2028
St. Louis Jobs with Justice
Sweatshop Watch
The AHANA Forum
Timing Communication
Transgender Law Center
UMA Productions
Wilder Research Center
Willits Action Group
Wisconsin Citizen Action
Women's Project
Wu Yee Children's Services
Youth Media Council