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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

Barbara Miller and a coalition of local activists address the environmental and health consequence of mining are up against the physical damage of lead poisoning as well as community members' deep reluctance to speak out against the mining companies.

Barbara Miller and a coalition of local activists address the environmental and health consequence of 100 years of mining in Idaho's Silver Valley.

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.

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.

The Laotian Organizing Project builds trust and leadership among Laotian refugees from tribal groups that do not have a history of interacting and for whom getting involved is both new and scary. Faced with industrial accidents impacting thier community and issues such as a lack of affordable housing or living-wage jobs, community members are speaking out and challenging traditional tribal conflicts and beliefs.

Formed in 1995, the Laotian Organizing Project builds trust and leadership among Laotian refugees in Richmond, California.

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.

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.

A civilian air traffic radar facility is proposed in a popular recreational forest and the local administrator must confront hostile environmental, political, and grass roots opposition in a region of newly democratic Poland.

This short, compelling case helps students gain experience identifying interests in a conflict, while also considering options for restoring a hostile public's trust in its governmental institution

Junebug Productions enables artists, community members, and students to share their experiences of the Civil Rights Movement. The process creates opportunities to engage in art and social change activities to improve their quality of life.

Junebug Productions, founded in 1980, enables artists, community members, and students to share their experiences of the Civil Rights Movement.