Grassroots Efforts

If you represent a grassroots effort or movement building organization and would like to connect with/be featured on SPROUT’s website. Please fill out this form!

A Better Chance A Better Community (ABC2)

A Better Chance A Better Community (ABC2) connects rural communities with resources to activate youth power and advocate for realistic solutions and healthier lifestyle.

Contact: ceo@abc2nc.org | Struggle Areas: Environmental Justice, Youth & Students

Angel Rose Artist Collective

Angel Rose Artist Collective is a multilingual Two-Spirit (Native American Transgender, Intersex, Asexual, Queer+)-led Collective of artists, healers, educators, and advocates, uplifting Two-Spirit Nation and BIPOC Communities through art & land justice.

Contact: contact@angelrosearts.org | Struggle Areas: Healing Justice, LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Art as Activism

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action

Bend the Arc is where progressive American Jews join together to fight for justice and equality for all. We are the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on progressive social change in the United States.

Contact: jrobbins@bendthearc.us | Struggle Areas: Community Empowerment, Training

Benevolence Farm

Benevolence Farm seeks to cultivate leadership, promote sustainable livelihoods, and reap structural change with individuals impacted by the criminal justice system in North Carolina.

Contact: info@benevolencefarm.org | Struggle Areas: Community Empowerment, Support Incarcerated Community, Healing Justice

Carolina Jews for Justice

Carolina Jews for Justice is a grassroots network committed to creating a more just, fair, and compassionate North Carolina. We build relationships where people help each other because individuals have a profound responsibility for the well-being of the whole.

Contact: info@carolinajewsforjustice.org | Struggle Areas: Community Empowerment, Training

Center for Participatory Change

The Center for Participatory Change’s vision is collective liberation, la liberación del pueblo. We create spaces for learning, healing and relationship building. Individuals and grassroots groups build analysis and take action through our Popular Education, Language Justice, Racial Equity and Sustainability Circles. We’re a democratically run, non-hierarchical, multiracial, woman-led organization.

Contact: info@cpcwnc.org | Struggle Areas: Healing Justice, LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Fighting Racism

Charleston Community Research to Action Board

Charleston Community Research to Action Board is a collaborative effort of diverse community-based organizations, academic institutions, and other staeholders promoting environmental justice.

Contact: ccrabinfo@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Community Empowerment, Training

Charleston Good

Charleston Good develops, supports, and promotes nonprofit and grassroots programs, projects, organizations and collaborations in the Lowcountry.

Contact: charlestongood@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Community Empowerment, Training

Comite de Accion Popular

Comite de Accion Popular is a space to learn and take action together. Comite operates a community hotline for rapid response mobilization against threats from ICE, and engages in other activities to fight for migrants’ rights.

Contact: comitedeaccionpopular@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Immigrants Rights, Labor/Workers Rights, International Solidarity, Education Justice

Community Alliance for Public Education

The Community Alliance for Public Education (CAPE) is dedicated to teaching parents, students, and educators concrete organizing techniques that they need to confront education policies that fail to account for the educational needs of low-income and minority students.

Contact: nicholas@capenc.org | Struggle Areas: Education Justice, Labor/Workers Rights

 

Comunidad Colectiva

Comunidad Colectiva is a grassroots organization predominantly led by immigrant women of color. Colectiva was created in response to the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the 2016 presidential election and the xenophobic policies of the Trump administration.

Contact: comunidadcolectivaclt@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Immigrants Rights, Labor/Workers Rights, International Solidarity

Durham Beyond Policing

Durham Beyond Policing is a grassroots campaign to divest from policing and prisons and reinvest municipal resources into supporting the health and wellbeing of Black & Brown community in Durham, NC. ICE and police out of our neighborhoods

Contact: durhambeyondpolicing@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Fighting Racism

Durham Public Schools Foundation

DPS Foundation (DPSF) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that unites our DPS school communities, public- and private-sector resources and community leaders around strategies to strengthen our Durham Public Schools for all students. We are led by community and business leaders and DPS students, educators, alums, and parents who share a deeply held belief that we can fulfill the promise of public education in Durham.

Contact: info@bullcityschools.org | Struggle Areas: Education Justice

Energy Democracy Leadership Institute – NC Climate Justice Collective

The Energy Democracy Leadership Institute will identify, train, mentor, and support twenty emerging leaders from most-impacted communities in eastern North Carolina to organize in their communities. The Institute will effectively galvanize a frontline-led energy democracy movement in North Carolina.

Contact: info@ncclimatejustice.info | Struggle Areas: Environmental Justice, Fighting Racism

Forsyth Court Support

Forsyth Court Support is an abolitionist coalition supporting people through their experiences with the carceral system.

Contact: forsythcourtsupport@protonmail.com | Struggle Areas: Community Empowerment, Support Incarcerated Community

Franklinton Center at Bricks

The mission of Franklinton Center at Bricks, Inc. is to provide a nurturing home to local, national, and global programs and organizations seeking liberation.

Contact:  
fcabreservations@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Education Justice, Community Empowerment

Fuerza Y Union Multiple

Fuerza Y Union Multiple focuses on community support, workshops, LGBTQ education, and more.

Contact: Use FB page | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Immigrants Rights, Community Empowerment

Grand Strand Action Together

Grand Strand Action Together is a nonprofit organization devoted to protecting and defending our democracy and the American democratic ideals of liberty, equality, and justice. As citizens, we aim to promote discussion of common sense solutions, which are rooted in our shared interests and values as South Carolinians. Dedicated to service, education, and advocacy, we seek to address issues affecting our local community.

Contact: gsat2020@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Community Empowerment, Training

Healthcare for All Y’all

Healthcare for All Y’all‘s mission is to work together to pass comprehensive, single-payer, improved Medicare for All by mobilizing North Carolinians and pressuring our representatives to ensure that all our communities have equitable access to quality healthcare.

Contact: healthcare4allyall@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Health Justice, Fighting Racism, Community Empowerment

Hometown Action

Hometown Action envisions inclusive, revitalized, and sustainable communities built through multiracial working class organizing and leadership development at the local and state level to create opportunities for all people to thrive. We will do this by: Fighting Corporate Power, Developing Small Town and Rural Leaders, and Transforming Politics for Our Movement

Contact: justin@hometownaction.org | Struggle Areas: Community Empowerment, Training

House of Pentacles

House of Pentacles (HOP) is a Film Training Program and Production House that launches Black trans youth (ages 18-35) into the film industry.

Contact: houseofpentacles@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Community Empowerment, Art as Activism

Latino Commission on AIDS

Latinos in the South is a program coordinated by the Latino Commission on AIDS that aims to build local leadership, develop networks and coalitions, enhance knowledge and cultural competency, and spur actions to address the needs of the emerging Latino/Hispanic communities in the South.

Contact: jmontenegro@latinoaids.org | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Training

LGBTQ Center of Durham

The LGBTQ Center of Durham is committed to improving the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people in and around Durham through programming, resources, and networks of support; by acting as a hub for Durham’s LGBTQ+ community; by sharing and affirming all LGBTQ+ lived experiences; and, by educating our neighbors in order to enhance understanding of and sensitivity to LGBTQ+ issues.

Contact:  info@lgbtqcenterofdurham.org | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Community Empowerment

March For Our Lives Georgia

March for Our Lives‘ mission is to harness the power of young people across the country to fight for sensible gun violence prevention policies that save lives.

Contact:  georgia@marchforourlives.com | Struggle Areas: Gun Violence Prevention, Youth & Students, Education Justice

Movement to End Racism & Islamophobia

Movement to End Islamophobia and Racism (MERI) is a network of organizations dedicated to ending racism, Islamophobia and all forms of oppression.

Contact: info@merinc.org | Struggle Areas: Fighting Racism, Immigrants Rights, International Solidarity

 

Migrant Roots Media

Migrant Roots Media (MRM) is a digital platform that amplifies the voices of migrants, children of migrants, and those struggling to stay and thrive in their homelands to unearth the root causes of global migration.

Contact: Use webform | Struggle Areas: Immigrants Rights, International Solidarity

 

Patois Collective

“Founded in 2004 by New Orleans artists and activists, PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival is dedicated to nurturing the city’s human rights community, supporting the work of local organizers and organizations involved in these struggles, and providing a forum for artistic expression of local and international issues.”

Contact: hello@patoisfilmfest.org | Struggle Areas: Art as Activism, International Solidarity

 

Pop Industrial Complex

#blacklivesmatter #defundthepolice #queenscollective

Contact: Connect via FB | Struggle Areas: Fighting Racism,Youth & Students

 

Project 70Forward

Project70Forward is a group of like-minded people committed to fostering an inclusive local community that enables Charlotteans iith disabilities to live fully engaged lives. Through various services and initiatives, we endeavor to help people with disabilities forge bonds with one another in order to strengthen our role in local policy creation, social representation and maintenance of individual satisfying lifestyles.

Contact: jbrown@project70forward.org| Struggle Areas: Disability Justice, Community Empowerment

 

Queer Doula Network

The mission of the Queer Doula Network is to provide a directory of queer full spectrum providers for queer individuals seeking support during reproductive journeys.

Contact:  queerdoulanetwork@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Community Empowerment

QORDS

By empowering Southern queer youth and building community through music and the arts, QORDS is a vehicle for expressing gender and sexuality, and harbors an environment of self-discovery and social change.

Contact:  qords@qords.org | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Community Empowerment, Youth & Students

Ready the Ground

To grow North Carolina’s movements, Ready the Ground offer full-body-yes education in nonviolent direct action; marshaling; adaptive movement-building strategy and more.

Contact: readytheground@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Training

Refugee Community Partnership

Refugee Community Partnership reshapes the social and economic landscape that otherwise forces refugee and immigrant communities into the margins of society. Through long term relationship-based support, opportunity development, and cultural stewardship, we build vibrant ecosystems of opportunities, resources, and relationships, activating social mobility while constructing a rich fabric of interdependence and solidarity.

Contact: info@refugeecommunitypartnership.org | Struggle Areas: International Solidarity, Immigrant Rights

Robeson County Cooperative for Sustainable Development

Robeson County, along with much of North Carolina and the country as a whole, is experiencing an affordable housing crisis. The Robeson County Cooperative for Sustainable Development is working together as a community to resolve this issue in ways that are just, workable, and respectful. In our collective search for solutions, we must always take into account the rights, dignity and perspectives of all individuals affected.

Contact: robocleanandgreen@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Environmental Justice, Housing Justice, Fighting Racism

Rocky Mount Racial Justice Group

The Rocky Mount Racial Justice Group is working now to achieve FULL EQUALITY across Rocky Mount in ALL aspects of community life.

Contact: Connect via FB | Struggle Areas: Community Empowerment, Training

SC Progressive Network

The South Carolina Progressive Network is a coalition of organizations and individual activists from across the state who have joined forces to promote social and economic justice in the Palmetto State. Now celebrating 23 years of organizing, the Network was created to engage South Carolinians in their communities and in their government. At its core, the Network is about connecting people to each other and to resources designed to leverage the work of progressive organizations and promote sound public policy.

Contact: network@scpronet.com | Struggle Areas: Community Empowerment, Training

Showing Up for Racial Justice

Following the leadership of Black, Indigenous, People of Color-led organizations, Showing Up for Racial Justice is continuously working to end white support for white supremacy through direct action and education.

Contact: atlantasurj@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Fight Facism, Community Empowerment, Training

Sol Nation

The vision of Sol Nation is to be a nationally and globally recognized organization that provides direct pathways to a just transition, resiliency, and revitalization as we move to a Green Economy.

Contact: info@solnation.org | Struggle Areas: Environmental Justice, International Solidarity

Southern Fried Queer Pride

Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP) is an Atlanta-based queer and trans, arts and advocacy organization and festival celebrating the vibrant queer communities of the Southern United States.

Contact:  contact@southernfriedqueerpride.com | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Community Empowerment, Art as Activism

Shipshowz

Shipshowz is a collective of southern POC queers with one common desire: to bring light to the array of life possibilities available through radical queer liberation. We strive to create spaces that nurture expansive creative expression & affirming community building.

Contact:  Use webform | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Community Empowerment, Art as Activism

tilde Language Justice Cooperative

tilde is a cooperative that creates a sustainable livelihood for language workers, and advances language justice by providing high-quality interpreting, translation, training, and consulting in the North Carolina Triangle region and beyond.

Contact: info@tilde.coop | Struggle Areas: Immigrants Rights, Language Justice

 

Transitioning of the Carolinas Resource Center

Transitioning of the Carolinas Resource Center‘s mission is to advocate for transgender equality through advocacy and community service. Our work is grounded in mental health advocacy by providing visibility and education to create social change.

Contact:  msblacktransncsc@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Community Empowerment

Tranzmission

For over 15 years Tranzmission has been dedicated to improving the lives of nonbinary and transgender people in western North Carolina.

Contact:  info@tranzmission.org | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Community Empowerment

The Tribe

The Tribe is a grassroots organizing collective centered on the empowerment of historically oppressed communities in Charlotte, NC. We are a group of committed individuals dedicated to community building, education and revolutionary action

Contact: thetribeclt@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: Fighting Racism, Housing Justice

 

There’s Still Hope

There’s Still Hope is a trans-led non-profit organization focused on providing emergency-temporary short-term shelter for qualified transgender adults in the Charlotte area.

Contact:  tshcharlotte3@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Community Empowerment, Youth & Students

We Are Family

We Are Family provides support and leadership development for youth who have been marginalized on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Contact: info@waf.org | Struggle Areas: LGBTQIA+ Struggles, Community Empowerment, Youth & Students

Witness for Peace Southeast

Witness for Peace Southeast (WFPSE) is a politically independent grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. WFPSE’s mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Contact: wfpse1@gmail.com | Struggle Areas: International Solidarity, Immigrant Rights, Labor/Workers Rights

Women on the Rise

Women on the Rise is a grassroots organization led by women of color who are targeted and/or impacted by the legal system. Women on the Rise works to educate, heal, and empower ourselves, one another, and our communities to demand justice, dignity and liberation for all.

Contact: marilynn@womenontherisega.org | Struggle Areas: Community Empowerment, Training