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ENVIRONMENTAL / ECOLOGICAL
CITIZENS ACTION
Advocacy group with the mission of raising public awareness about environmental issues and public health.
Citizens Vision
Non-profit citizen activist group committed to the protection and preservation of natural, cultural, and historical resources.
EarthDay Coalition
Advocacy group promoting an environmental agenda for Northeast Ohio.
EcoCity Cleveland
Environmental advocacy organization promoting ecological awareness in urban planning, growth and development, and sustainability.
Environmental Health Watch
Agency providing information, assistance, and advocacy to protect human health and the welfare of the environment.
Cuyahoga Valley
This is the official website of the Cuyahoga Valley. Features news and information about projects in the valley as well as tools for citizens to become involved in its redevelopment.
Cleveland Green Building Coalition
The purpose of the Cleveland Green Building Coalition (GBC) is to generate broad support for various individual efforts, build momentum, and advance the green building agenda in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio through education, consultation, and cooperation.
Greater Ohio
Greater Ohio is the citizens network promoting, through public education and grassroots advocacy, public policy that is more supportive of the redevelopment of existing communities, strengthens regional cooperation, improves quality of life and is more protective of the countryside and natural resources of Ohio.
Ohio Public Interest Research Group
Access information about environmental abuses and injustices in Ohio.
ParkWorks
Nonprofit organization committed to revitalize Cleveland and build a greater sense of community through the development of urban parks and green space.
HOUSING
Cleveland Housing Network
Agency with the mission of developing affordable housing for economically disadvantaged families in Cleveland neighborhoods.
Cleveland Tenants Organization
Organization providing information about the Ohio Landlord Tenant Law to landlords and tenants in Cleveland.
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
Coalition of Organizations and individuals dedicated to ending homeless by promoting safe, fair, affordable housing for disadvantaged persons.
Enterprise Foundation
Foundation with the mission to see all low-income persons in the United States have the opportunity for quality, affordable housing and the chance to move out of poverty.
National Alliance of HUD Tenants
Citizen organization with the mission to preserve affordable housing, protect the rights of tenants, and promote tenant ownership and control.
National Low Income Housing Coalition
Organization with focus on preserving and providing affordable housing for the nation's most low-income households.
National Housing Institute
Research-based nonprofit organization providing community groups with information about how to build safe and viable neighborhoods.
Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH)
Advocacy group with focus on the empowerment of homeless individuals and families.
Sisters of Charity Affordable Housing Initiative
Philanthropic initiative allocating grants to organizations and communities for the development of permanent affordable housing for low-income families and special populations.
Housing Advocates
Provides legal assistance in housing discrimination cases. Call 391-5444
The Housing Research and Advocacy Center
Organization with the goal of further opening the housing market in Greater Cleveland to all citizens, regardless or race, religion, gender, ethnicity, national origin, familial status and disabilities.
Ohio Civil Rights Commission
Addresses discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability age, and disability in employment, housing, and public accomodations.
RIGHTS/EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION
Cleveland NAACP
Local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People with focus on issues of discrimination and equal opportunity.
Local Organizations
East Side Organizing Project (ESOP)
Community organizing to address banking, education, predatory lending and safety issues in Cleveland and East Cleveland
Interact Cleveland
Local coalition seeking to unite people of different religions to work for social justice as well as strengthen interfaith communication and cooperation.
Organize Ohio
Statewide agency for progressive change in Ohio through community organizing.
Jobs with Justice
Advocacy organization with the purpose of protecting the rights, safety, and well-being of workers.
Women's Center of Cleveland
Local organization for the empowerment of women of all races, cultures, and socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.
National Organizations
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Nonprofit membership organization committed to addressing the needs and interests of persons age 50 and older.
ACORN
Citizen group of low- and moderate-income families with focus on public schools, affordable housing, predatory lending, community reinvertment, and living wage.
Center for Community Change
Organization committed to the rebuilding of low-income communities by providing assistance to local community groups and organizations.
Community Building in Public Housing (1997)
Detailed manuals and guides to further educate citizens about community organizing, public meetings, forums, and workshops as well as research and fundraising for projects.
Community and Environmental Defense Services
Agency assisting community and non-profit organizations to identify potential impacts of development projects and correcting these impacts prior to building.
COMM-ORG
Information about how activists can more effectively utilize the internet to network and extend to the community.
HUD Information on Community Organizing
Comprehensive tips for to become an effective community organizer. Includes several other community organizing, leadership, activism resources.
Organizing Study Circles to Build Hospitable Communities
Strategies to encourage civic participation, foster leadership, and create networks.
Buckeye Area Development Corporation
CDC serving the Buckeye-Shaker, Mt. Pleasant, Woodland Hills and Kinsman neighborhoods

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