Community Organizations

Peace in Focus

Peace in Focus works to build critical life skills and healthy relationships among youth from communities around the world afflicted by violence, inequality and transition.
Contact Info: info@peaceinfocus.org

Cultural Survival

Cultural Survival advocates for Indigenous Peoples’ rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience since 1972.
Contact Info: culturalsurvival@culturalsurvival.org, (617) 441-5400

United for Justice with Peace

United for Justice with Peace is a coalition of peace and justice organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The UJP Coalition seeks global peace through social and economic justice.
Contact Info: info@justicewithpeace.org, (617) 383-4857

Peace First

Peace First is a national nonprofit organization that exists to create the next generation of peacemakers. We view children as natural problem solvers and creative thinkers, and invest in their ability to see themselves as leaders.
Contact Info: (617) 261-3833

Cambridge Peace Commission

The Cambridge Peace Commission promotes peace and social justice within Cambridge and in the wider world.
Contact Info: peace@cambridgema.gov, (617) 349-4694

Beyond Conflict

Beyond Conflict assists leaders in divided societies struggling with conflict, reconciliation and societal change by facilitating direct contact with leaders who have successfully addressed similar challenges in other settings.
Contact Info: info@BeyondConflictInt.org, (617) 945-7187

Centro Presente

Centro Presente is a member-driven, state-wide Latin American immigrant organization dedicated to the self-determination and self-sufficiency of the Latin American immigrant community of Massachusetts.
Contact Info:  centro@cpresente.org, (857) 256-2981

MIRA

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees.
Contact Info: (617) 350-5480

Welcome Project

The Welcome Project builds the collective power of Somerville immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions.
Contact Info: welcome@welcomeproject.org, (617) 623-6633

Accion Internacional

Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with economic opportunity for all, by giving people the financial tools they need to improve their lives.
Contact Info: info@accion.org, (617) 625-7080

World Education

World Education improves the quality of life through education for half a million children and adults in 22 countries. World Education’s programs promote individual and collective change: Our training programs improve adult education, help displaced peoples, stem the tide of HIV and reduce violence through conflict resolution.
Contact Info: wei@worlded.org, (617) 482-9485

Jobs with Justice

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice is a coalition of community, faith and labor groups in Massachusetts who work to protect and promote workers’ rights, along with our sister coalition, Western Mass Jobs with Justice.
Contact Info: jwj@massjwj.net, (617) 524-8778

EBECC

Founded in 1978 to promote racial harmony, East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC) is a neighborhood-based organization that today promotes the advancement of Latino immigrants of all ages through education, services, advocacy, community organizing and leadership development.
Contact Info: ebecc.admin@verizon.net, (617) 567-2750

La Alianza Hispana

La Alianza Hispana is a community-based nonprofit serving the Boston Latino community as well as all residents in the surrounding neighborhoods. We provide a vital set of educational, health and workforce training services enabling individuals and families to realize their personal, educational and economic needs and goals.
Contact Info: info@laalianza.org, (617) 427-7175

ALPFA

ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America) was the first national Latino professional association in the United States. ALPFA aims to empower Latino men and women as leaders of character in every sector of the global economy.
Contact Info: lori.ruff@national.alpfa.org, (857) 250-2148

Centro Latino

Centro Latino offers the broadest range of relevant, high quality classes and programs delivered in a
patient and caring environment to help Latinos and immigrants seeking to improve their lives and become confident and independent members of the community.
Contact Info: info@centrolatino.org, (617) 661-9406

Sociedad Latina

Since 1968, Sociedad Latina has worked in partnership with Latino youth and families to end destructive cycles of poverty, health inequities, and lack of educational and professional opportunities in our community.
Contact Info: (617) 442-4299

Ikeda Center

Since 1993, the Ikeda Center has engaged diverse scholars, activists, and social innovators in the search for the ideas and solutions that will assist in the peaceful evolution of humanity.
Contact Info: info@ikedacenter.org, (617) 491-1090

Operation PEACE

Seeing the need to serve under-resourced families and immigrant populations, Operation P.E.A.C.E. provides educational courses, youth programs and enrichment services to the residents of Boston’s Fenway and Dorchester neighborhoods.
Contact Info: david@operationpeaceboston.org, (617) 267-1054

Justice at Work

Justice At Work provides strategic workplace-related legal services to community-based worker centers in order to support and encourage low-wage immigrant worker organizing that enables workers to directly impact conditions at work and in their communities and families.
Contact Info: info@jatwork.org, (857) 237-0984

First Literacy

First Literacy’s mission is to ensure that adults with low-literacy or limited English proficiency have high-quality educational opportunities that enable them to thrive as individuals and as family members, in their workplaces, and in their communities.
Contact Info: info@firstliteracy.org, (617) 482-3336

MAPS (Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers)

MAPS works with and for the Brazilian, Cabo Verdean, Portuguese and other Portuguese-speaking communities to increase access and remove barriers to health, education and social services through direct services, advocacy, leadership and community development.
Contact Info: (617)864 7600

Brazilian Worker Center

The Brazilian Worker Center (BWC) is a community-based grassroots organization that supports and empowers Brazilians and others in the Greater Boston area.
Contact Info: info@braziliancenter.org, (617) 783-8001

IBA (Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción)

IBA is a non-profit organization and a dynamic community-building agency that started in the South End neighborhood of Boston, to address displacement of low-income families due to urban development.
Contact Info: info@ibaboston.org, (617) 927-1707

Casa El Salvador

Casa El Salvador is a social, educational and cultural space that promotes the integration and participation of
the Salvadorean community in New England.
Contact Info: rubiomerinod@gmail.com, (617) 418­ 7069

Veronica Robles Cultural Center

Traditional, Latin and Central American folkloric dance and voice lessons; cultural center
Contact Info: soporte@wigoobox.mx, (781­) 558 ­5102

Brazilian Women’s Group

This organization promotes political and cultural awareness, aiming at the development of Brazilian immigrants’self-sufficiency.
Contact Info: mulherbrasileira@verdeamarelo.org, (617) 202-5775

City Life/Vida Urbana

City Life/Vida Urbana is a 40-year-old bilingual, community organization whose mission is to fight for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power through direct action, coalition building, education and advocacy.
Contact Info: smeacham@clvu.org, (617) 524-3541

Mujeres Unidas Avanzando

MUA’s mission is to provide a means for Latina women with limited education or English language skills to effect social, political, and liberating changes in their families, in their community, and consequently in society.
Contact Info: (617) 282-3500

Casa Esperanza

Casa Esperanza, Inc. is a bilingual/bicultural behavioral health facility that specializes in serving the Latino
community in Massachusetts.
Contact Info: info@casaesperanza.org, (617) 445-1123

Casa Nueva Vida

Casa Nueva Vida is committed to help homeless families find their own affordable and permanent housing
as well as helping them build the skills necessary to stay out of homelessness and become active member of society.
Contact Info: zaida.estremera@casanuevavida.org, (617) 652-7902

Association of Haitian Women

The Association of Haitian Women in Boston is a community-based grassroots organization dedicated to empowering low-income Haitian women and their children.
Contact Info: cdesire@afab-kafanm.org, (617) 287-0096