Social Justice Resources and Websites
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Equality Now, equalitynow.org
Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure.
Network - National Catholic Social Justice
leader in the global movement for justice and peace—educates, organizes
and lobbies for economic and social transformation.
One Campaign, one.org
ONE is Americans of all beliefs and every walk of life - united as
ONE - to help make poverty history. A campaign of over 2.4 million
people and growing from all 50 states and over 100 of America's most
well-known and respected non-profit, advocacy and humanitarian
is bringing young people together with Nobel Peace Laureates to tackle
the toughest issues facing our planet - issues ranging from basic needs,
such as access to water, to basic rights, such as social justice and
Random Acts of
Kindness Foundation, actsofkindness.org
Random Acts of Kindness™ Foundation inspires people to practice kindness
and to “pass it on” to others. They provide a wide variety of materials
on their website, including activity ideas, lesson plans, project
plans, teacher’s guide, and project planning.
Student Peace Alliance, studentpeacealliance.org
more about the Student Peace Alliance and their efforts to establish a
U.S. Department of Peace.
United Nations Millennium Development Goals, un.org/millenniumgoals/
The United Nations have eight goals for change by 2015: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; and develop a global partnership for development.
Volunteers For Peace, Vfp.org
For Peace is a non-profit membership organization that offers
opportunities to volunteer abroad in over 3000 projects in more than 100
countries worldwide including the USA.
Bread For The WorldBread for the World
urges Congress to create a circle of protection around people in our
country who are hungry and poor. Bread for the World works with
churches, synagogues, and mosques to promote public policies that work
to end hunger.
Catholic Charities USA, catholiccharitiesusa.orgAn organization called to witness the love of God through compassionate care of all God’s children and to build a more just and equitable society.
Catholic Community for Human Development, www.usccb.org/cchd/povertyusa/index.htmCCHD aims to help people lift themselves out of poverty. The website offers simple ways for people to get involved in ending poverty in America.Catholic Relief Services' Operation Rice Bowl, orb.crs.orgOperation Rice Bowl provides free materials and web resources for parishes during Lent. The theme is to remind us that as Catholics we are called to care for our brothers and sisters in need, wherever they may live.
Food Fast, foodfast.org
Fast is a Catholic Relief Services hunger awareness retreat for young
Catholics (aged 13-18) in the United States. Food Fast celebrates Roman
Catholic traditions of prayer, education, and community to inspire
youth to a life of faith and service.
Free Rice, freerice.com
every vocabulary question you get right, the website donates 10 grains
of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.
(RED) products, joinred.com
(RED) products from top brands and help save a child in Africa. Each
time you buy a (RED) product or service, at no extra cost to you, the
company who makes that product will give up to fifty percent of its
profit to buy and distribute antiretroviral medicine to our brothers and
sisters dying of AIDS in Africa.
Red Cross, redcross.org
Give to the group who always arrives first in times of disaster.
Stand Against Poverty, standagainstpoverty.org
world leaders gather at the United Nations for the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs) Review Summit in September, the voices of their
citizens will follow them, telling them, loudly and clearly: ‘We will
no longer stay seated or silent in the face of poverty and the broken
promises to end it!’
World Food Day, worldfooddayusa.org
Food Day is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness,
understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger.
Matthew Shepard Foundation, matthewshepard.org
on replacing hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance.The National Center for Victims of Crime,
on “Teen Victim Project” for information on how to receive or give help
from a teen perspective. Topics include: assault, bullying, sexual
abuse, dating violence, hate crimes, stalking.
Abuse, Incest National Network, Rainn.org
Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual
assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline
at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at
rainn.org. The organization provides free, confidential services;
educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to
prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that
rapists are brought to justice.Stop Cyber Bullying, stopcyberbullying.org
Learn what cyber bullying is, how it works, prevention and action
steps. Stop Cyber Bullying is a cyber bullying research center. Here
get the top prevention tips for parents, top response tips for educators
as well as cell phone use tips for teens and password safety tips for
and ideas for fighting racism, promoting intergroup relations.
The world's largest environmental volunteer nonprofit where people take action on behalf of a threatened planet. Teen teams connect with leading scientists, learn new skills, and make use of the power they have to change the planet. Do field research, community-based learning, and service learning with a global perspective.
Stop Global Warming, stopglobalwarming.org
Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort to declare
that global warming is here now and it’s time to act. This is a movement
about change, as individuals, as a country, and as a global community.
Teens for Planet Earth, teensforplanetearth.org
these pages for incredible facts about the natural world, for the
latest conservation news, and to discover how teens can – and do – make a
difference by carrying out environmental service-learning projects in
We Add Up, weaddup.com
the slogan is, “No one can do everything, everyone can do something.”
It’s a global campaign using green products to help raise awareness of
the need to change how we live—even in small ways.
Cross Cultural Solutions, crossculturalsolutions.org
a ‘mini-stint’ with the Peace Corps. Work side-by-side with local
people and experience another culture like never before.
Do Something! dosomething.org
the power of online to get teens to make a difference offline. Find
out what you can do according to your interests, your area, or the
amount of time you have.
Global Youth Service Day, gysd.org
GYSD young people organize and lead projects that address their
communities' needs. Projects cover a broad range of issues, which often
fit within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals including
projects that focus on hunger, HIV/AIDS, malaria, environmental
protection, girls' education, and poverty. Schools, community and
faith-based organizations, governments, student groups, and individuals
develop GYSD events.
The Road Less Traveled, theroadlesstraveled.com
learning, adventure expeditions, global perspectives, leadership
training and family service for students ages 13-19 and families in some
of the most spectacular places on earth.
Souper Bowl, souperbowl.org
you ready for the Souper Bowl? Join the movement to transform Super
Bowl weekend into the nation’s largest youth-led weekend of giving and
serving through education, fundraising, and service.
Service Adventures, studentserviceadventures.com
volunteer adventures.Youth Service America, YSA.org
center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to
increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young
people, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally.
Charity Guide, charityguide.org
Whether you have 15 minutes or two weeks, this site directs you to opportunities to help others. Search by topic or the amount of time you have to give.
Global Giving, globalgiving.com
Global Giving connects donors to grassroots charities around the world.
Heifer International, heifer.org
Buy chickens (or goats, or heifers) that a family will use for their livelihood and food. Check out what’s new at this wonderful organization where one of the cornerstone principles is “Passing on the Gift.”
Sweatshop Alternative Database, SSALT.org
The Sweatshop Alternative Database has one goal: to dress you
(or someone you love) head-to-toe in guaranteed non-sweatshop clothing.
Search the database by clothing type.
Against Sweatshops, USAS.org
Read about one of the most
significant youth-led campaign victories of the global justice movement
in recent times. Eating Disorders
NEDA provides education, resources and support to those affected by eating disorders. Check out the many resources for individuals living with an eating disorder, family members or friends looking to offer support to a loved one, or treatment professionals looking to help others.
Center for Young Women’s Health, youngwomenshealth.org/eating_disorders.html
Health information for teen girls around the world.
Something Fishy, the Website on Eating Disorders, somethingfishy.org
site dedicated to raising awareness about eating disorders...
emphasizing always that eating disorders are NOT about food and weight;
They are just the symptoms of something deeper going on, inside.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center, edreferral.com
Comprehensive and easy to search database on anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorder treatment professionals.