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The Harriet Tubman Center was founded in 2008 to train community organizers with an emphasis on working in Michigan and the Midwest. The organization also incubates new community organizing initiatives. This grant will provide partial support for a project to form a collaborative of community organizing groups in Michigan.
This grant will provide partial support to the National Employment Law Project to provide research and technical assistance to community organizations working on issues related to jobs, wages, and economic development. This work is responsive to requests for training and technical assistance from organizations across the U.S., including many current and former Mott grantees. The focus of this project is to provide assistance to organizations working on issues of jobs and regional economic development.
The Isaiah Institute is a multi-issue community organizing and community capacity-building organization working primarily in Louisiana. The Isaiah Institute works mainly with small, unaffiliated black churches to teach the arts and disciplines of community organizing to pastors so that they can become more effective leaders and advocates for their communities. This grant increase will allow Isaiah Institute to focus on ways to reduce crime and violence in the city.
The Mott Foundation, through its Pathways Out of Poverty program, supports initiatives to engage individuals, particularly those from low-income neighborhoods, in identifying and taking action on their mutually held concerns.
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