Raise Awareness and Get Involved

These local organizations offer opportunities for: learning more about how systemic racism and prejudice affect our local communities, getting involved to help make an impact to better serve all members of the community, volunteering to help serve the needs of others, and donating to keep these community groups thriving. 


 

Citizen Action of New York - citizenactionny.org

A grassroots membership organization taking on big issues that are at the center of transforming society by:

  • Ensuring our children have a quality public education no matter their zip code

  • Ending our current system of mass incarceration and establishing a new system of justice

  • Ensuring quality affordable housing for all

  • Fighting for guaranteed quality, affordable health care

  • Taking big money out of politics by creating a fair elections system

  • Aiming to dismantle the historic racist system by promoting racial justice

  • Striving for a more progressive tax system to begin to end the runaway inequality in our state

Family of Woodstock - familyofwoodstockinc.org

Family of Woodstock, Inc. is a network of individuals, paid and volunteer, whose mission is to provide confidential and fully accessible crisis intervention, information, prevention, and support services to address the needs of individuals and families. The scope of the agency’s vision allows us to bring to bear resources to address a broad spectrum of human problems. 

 

The Good Work Institute - goodworkinstitute.org

The Good Work Institute is a nonprofit organization in the Hudson Valley of New York that hopes to help turn this moment into a sustained movement by connecting and supporting the people, projects, and organizations that are leading the transition locally.  To that end, we offer Hudson Valley nonprofits, activists, and other agents of change tools, trainings, and connections to deepen and expand their good work.

 

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center - lgtbqcenter.org

As a safe, supportive environment, the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center provides services, professional resources, and programs that unite the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning community across lines of age, race, gender, and economics. Our purpose is to strengthen, support, and celebrate LGBTQ individuals, families, and groups in their efforts to achieve their fullest potential.

 

The center strives for positive social change through advocacy, community education, cultural awareness, and wellness programs that assist in the creation, development, and growth of LGBTQ-affirming organizations, institutions, and culture within the community at large.

 

Radio Kingston - radiokingston.org

Tune in at 107.9FM or on the Radio Kingston app

 

Radio Kingston is a non-commercial platform dedicated to a vibrant, just, and healthy Kingston centered around community storytelling, artistic and musical expression, conversation and connection.

Through music, conversation, spoken-word performances, educational programming and more, Radio Kingston reflects and celebrates one of the city’s greatest strengths – its diversity – and is guided by a commitment to lifting up voices not often heard in other media. Together, its programs offer a chance for all residents to engage, listen to, and learn from each other.


 

Rise Up Kingston - riseupkingston.org

RiseUp Kingston is a grassroots organization led by those experiencing racism, classism, and gender oppression on a daily basis. We organize to win, with our collective power, a Kingston economy that meets all of our social and environmental needs. 

Rise Up Kingston's events, actions & tactics are led by committees of people who are directly impacted by the systems and structures we are trying to break down. Our Criminal Justice and Housing Justice committee meet once a month. If you are interested in learning more about our committees, contact info@riseupkingston.org.


 

For a more exhaustive list of organizations and ways you can get involved to help, please visit the Chronogram website.