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The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission combines the tribes' cultural heritage with modern science and public policy strategies in the following ways: build capacity, remain united, develop guiding principles, and leadership planning.
Four Native American tribes on the Columbia River are bringing back a salmon population decimated by irrigation, pollution, development and other forces.
Over the past decade, immigrant rights organizations in several states seized the opportunity to shift their advocacy efforts from a narrow focus on reform of the nation’s immigration laws to a broader platform of improved immigrant integration into American society. This meant an expansion of policy focus into all aspects of immigrant life, including education, health care, and employment opportunities.
Over the past decade, immigrant rights organizations in several states seized the opportunity to shift their advocacy efforts from a narrow focus on reform of the nation’s immigration laws to a bro
As part of a nearly 20-year movement to unionize janitors, immigrant workers in the Los Angeles area have won significant improvements including wage increases, insurance benefits and job security.
With conflicts over development, environmental protection and economic growth heating up across the nation, and citizens groups everywhere becoming more organized, sophisticated and influential, this case's themes and issues are familiar even to people without any knowledge of or experience in land use and zoning. The conflicts have a ring of truth; the characterizations of the various interest groups and their initial concerns, needs, fears and positions are realistic and credible.
St. Joseph Shopping Mall is a role-play exercise in multi-party negotiations.
CASA of Maryland responds to the growing phenomenon of immigrants working as temporary laborers, ripe for exploitation. Going beyond services, CASA also develops workers as leaders in their communities and engages them in broader policy issues.
For over a decade, Gustavo Torres and CASA of Maryland have been working with day laborers, tenants and domestic workers to fight and advocate for themselves.
Through engaging community residents, buying property and creating sophisticated financial negotiations, New Road Community Development Group has brought long-sought sewers and home ownership to a formerly disenfranchised neighborhood.
Ruth Wise and her colleagues have put their formerly disenfranchised neighborhood on the map.
A non-profit organization employs a variety of advocacy strategies that work in concert with those of other activists to advance the policy objective of debt relief for poor countries while achieving broader organizational goals.
This case provides opportunities for students to map internal and external actors influencing policy decisions, evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to advocacy, and think about how a
Grassroots leaders secured funding to build affordable housing, enabled immigrants to become U.S. citizens and created a welfare to work center for living-wage jobs. Through these efforts the community focused on leadership development.
The Sacramento Valley Organizing Community (SVOC) builds public power through public action.
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center has woven together a powerful network focused on refugee and immigration policy and practice. It builds the capacity of grassroots groups to deliver services and serves as a conduit for political advocacy.
Over the course of 20 years, the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) has woven together a powerful network focused on refugee and immigration policy and practice.
This leadership story offers an introduction to the Gwich'in Nation and their role in a formidable public policy struggle.
Members of the Gwich'in Nation, which means "caribou people", number only in the thousands.