The ACORN Institute provides low income communities the means to learn about and tackle a broad array of social issues. It provides education on community organizational models, and promotes neighborhood awareness, legal assistance, and global-local connections. The ACORN Institute bases its work on problems in low income communities that have been identified during the years of community organizing done by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and the housing development and counseling work of the ACORN Housing Corporation.
WARN, a community alliance, provides the voice for citizens to force Wal-Mart to be accountable to community standards and values. In conjunction with the Wal-Mart Workers Association (WWA), WARN is building a national organization that has the power to affect change in the business practices of Wal-Mart and its affiliated businesses.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now established the ACORN Housing Corporation (AHC) in 1986 to build and preserve housing assets. Since its inception, AHC has assisted over 45,000 families to become first time homeowners, and has rehabilitated over 850 vacant and abandoned housing units. Virtually all of ACORN Housing's work takes place in areas that have been seriously disinvested and forgotten. AHC works in low and very low-income neighborhoods where over 90% of the residents are African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and/or recent immigrants from Central America or the West Indies. This includes communities such as Flatbush and East New York in Brooklyn; Englewood and North Lawndale in Chicago; and the communities south of the Salt River in Phoenix.
The ACORN Living Wage Resource Center tracks the living wage movement and provide materials and strategies to living wage organizers nationwide.
ACORN law is legal activity pursued by ACORN and its allies. Its practice is informed by ACORN perspectives on social change in general and legal practice in particular.
The purpose of the ACORN Law Site is to provide interested parties with information concerning ACORN's practice of and approach to legal activity.
KABF 88.3 FM is a nonprofit, non-commercial, community supported radio station offering alternative listening throughout Arkansas.
KABF broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our weekly programming includes 20 hours of blues, 10 hours of bluegrass, 28 hours of black gospel music, 4 hours of progressive country, 24 hours of alternative rock, 28 hours of jazz, and other diverse and experimental programs. KABF also produces several call-in talk shows giving central Arkansas an opportunity to hear and share opinions from communities across the state.
KNON is a non-profit, listener-supported radio station, deriving its main source of income from on-air pledge drives and from underwriting or sponsorships by local small businesses. KNON went on air on August 6, 1983 with 10,000 watts of power. In March 1990, KNON raised its power to 55,000 watts. The signal covers a radius of approximately 60 miles from Cedar Hill. it extends from Mckinney, Hillsboro, Corsicana and from Ft. Worth to Greenville.
KNON is on the air 24 hours, seven days a week, with the most diverse programming in Texas. The volunteer disc jockeys play their own music or conduct talk shows during specifically targeted programs.
Project Vote is the leading technical assistance and direct service provider to the civic participation community. Since its founding in 1982, Project Vote has provided professional training, management, evaluation and technical services on a broad continuum of key issues related to voter engagement and participation in low-income and minority communities.
Local 100’s mission has always been to organize and represent unorganized service sector workers in the middle south states of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, and therefore allowing our members to create a vehicle to allow them a clear voice and real power in their workplace and their communities.
Local 880 es el mayor sindicato de asistentes personales, que cuidan ancianos y otras personas en sus hogares y en hospitales, y los trabajadores que dan servicios humanos en el medio oeste de EE.UU. Local 880 ha dirigido luchas para condiciones mejores para los asistentes personales y trabajadores de servicios humanos a través Illinois y Missouri. Local 880 es un de los sindicatos creciendo más rápido del 1.4 millón miembro grupo de Uniones Internacional de Empleados de Servicio (SEIU)- creciendo de 200 hasta más de 10,000 miembros que pagan cuotas del sindicato- y tiene una historia de conquistar beneficios para sus miembros. Local 880 tiene su poder de ganar los cambios necesarios para mejorar la calidad de vida para trabajadores en Illinois y Missouri.
The Site Fighters Conference is a two day conference focused on creating a solution to the "big box" crisis.
Social Policy, a quarterly journal covering community and labor organizing, is now published jointly by the ACORN Institute and AISJ in collaboration with the Organizer's Forum. With 30+ years of experience publishing progressive exchange for academics and activists, Social Policy offers domestic and international coverage of important social movements, organizing theory and praxis, and analysis from key organizers, writers, and scholars. Visit the site to read recent archived articles, available free with online registration, or subscribe using our secure online form.
For more information, contact info(at)socialpolicy.org or 1(800) 869-6605.