Center for Healthy Communities
All across the state, people are working together in
exciting ways to build healthy individuals, families,
and communities. More and more, people are becoming
involved in efforts to promote health and to prevent
alcohol and other drug abuse problems, tobacco use,
injuries, violence, HIV infection, sexually transmitted
diseases, unintended pregnancy, and chronic diseases.
The Prevention Center offices services and an extensive
resource library to community members working on these
Massachusetts Partnership for Healthy Communities
a program of The Medical Foundation
The Partnership develops and strengthens statewide coalitions through the MassForum, a series of training provided to coalitions throughout the state to create and sustain healthy communities in Massachusetts.
The Medical Foundation also houses several other programs that may be of interest to you.
Greater Boston Center for Healthy Communities
a program of The Medical Foundation
GBCHC provide trained staff to support community health planning, evaluation, and help to access resources to support coalitions and community groups in the Greater Boston area. The Center assists groups in identifying health priorities and designing new initiatives to meet the communities' health concerns.
Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline
a project of The Medical Foundation
The Helpline maintains a current list of substance abuse and disaster support providers.
The Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse provides free health promotion materials for Massachusetts residents and health and social service providers in the Commonwealth.
Northeast Center for the Application of Prevention
The Northeast CAPT's mission is to support the application
of science-based substance abuse prevention programs
and strategies at the local, state and regional levels.
In additions, the CAPT promotes collaboration between
and within each level.
Joint Together Online
Joint Together is a national resource for communities
fighting substance abuse and gun violence. A project
of Boston University School of Public Health, JTO is
funded by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson and Joyce
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
CADCA is the premier membership organization of over
5,000 community coalitions nationwide, each fighting
the problems associated with substance abuse and violence
- one community at a time.
Center for the Prevention of School Violence
The Center for the Prevention of School Violence's
Safe Schools Pyramid reflects the Center's view that
schools must be comprehensive yet individual in their
approaches to solving the problem of school violence.
The programs and strategies are student focused.
Pacific Center for Violence Prevention
The Pacific Center works to prevent youth violence
Prevent Violence Initiative
In late 1996, a diverse coalition of local leadership
came together to create the Phoenix (AZ) Violence Prevention
Initiative. The goal is to develop the strategies that
would form the area's first comprehensive violence prevention
strategy. Work Groups created were prenatal/early childhood;
families, individual youth; schools; and neighborhoods/communities.
Associated Grantmakers of Massachusetts
AGM is a regional association of grantmakers promoting
effective philanthropy. They serve as a convener, a
hub for information exchange, networking, collaboration,
issue and professional development.
Search the annotated links to private foundations,
by subject or geographic keyword, on the Foundation
Council on Foundations
This is a nonprofit membership association of grantmaking
foundations and corporations. The Council on Foundations
works to support foundations by promoting knowledge,
growth and action in philanthropy See what role foundations
play in your community, how to start your own foundation
and what the Council does to support foundations.
Western Massachusetts Funding Resource Center
The Funding Resource Center is a training center and
library dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations
and individuals obtain funding. As a Cooperating Collection
of the Foundation Center, the WMFRC offers workshops,
technical assistance and a reference collection of directories
on fundraising and organizational development.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the newspaper of the
nonprofit world. Published every other week, it is the
No. 1 news source for charity leaders, fund raisers,
grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic
TGCI, founded in 1972, offers grantsmanship training
and low-cost publication to nonprofit organizations
and government agencies.
The Community Resource Institute
CRI provides a directory of community resources on
Center for Campus Organizing
CCO is a national organization founded in 1995 to support
progressive and social justice activism and investigative
journalism on campuses nationwide. Students and faculty
have always played critical roles in larger social movements
for social justice in our society. CCO has a deep commitment
to making various student social justice movements as
strong as possible.
Grassroots.com is creating the Internet's premier political
action site for citizens and their representatives in
an effort to reconnect all Americans with their political
system in an open, nonpartisan online community.
The Midwest Academy offers five day training sessions
for leaders and staff of citizens and community groups.
The Academy is one of the nation's oldest and best known
schools for individuals, community and citizen organizations
committed to progressive social change.
NUSA is a national nonprofit organization created in
1975 committed to building and strengthening neighborhood
organizations. NUSA is dedicated to developing partnerships
between neighborhoods, local government and public/private
Center for Neighborhood Technology
CNT is a non-profit organization that helps build prosperous,
sustainable communities by linking economic and community
development with ecological improvement. The Center's
work in public policy, market development and community
planning is grounded in the Chicago region and national
South East Area Coalition
For over 30 years, the SEAC has helped maintain the
southeast quadrant of the City of Rochester, NY as a
fine place to work, live and play. Our staff is committed
to helping individuals, groups and businesses solve
problems related to housing, crime, human services and
other neighborhood or quality of life conditions.
DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZING
The mission of the Search Institute is to advance the
well-being of children and adolescents by generating
knowledge and promoting its application. The Institute
offers practical resources, in-depth reports and school
and community trainings to help support the healthy
development of young people.
Project Reach Youth
PRY, Inc. is a community-based organization founded
in 1968 that provides education, counseling, and youth
leadership development programs to help low-income children
and youth advance in knowledge and skills, gain respect
for themselves and others, and grow towards responsible
Leadership Workshop Foundation
LWF, in partnership with communities, businesses, schools
and parents, provides vision, leadership and opportunities
for youth to participate in the improvement of the human
condition through volunteer opportunities, community
service projects, and youth mentoring youth. The mission
of LWF is to inspire and challenge young people to care
about community and themselves.
Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth
Strengthening the leadership capacity of community
foundations to improve the lives of children, youth,
YOUTH TODAY is the only independent, national newspaper
geared to people who work with young people. It includes
an extensive calendar of workshops and conferences related
to professional development and youth issues, reviews
of books and videos for use with staff and young people,
grants awarded in the youth field, analysis of legislative
issues concerning youth and much more.
National Network for Youth
Symposium 2003: "Celebrating the Spirit of Youth
in a Time of Challenge" Sponsored by the National
Network for Youth
February 9 - 11, 2003 - Washington D.C. - Grand Hyatt
To register, please call 918-660-3700.
You can not afford to miss this conference!
-Discover how to sustain you organization in these turbulent
-Learn & exchange ideas and best practices with
others in the youthwork field
-Stay up to date on trends and issues in the field of
-Develop an invaluable network of contacts
New England Network for Child, Youth and Family
The New England Network exists to educate and mobilize
social agencies to better meet the needs of our must
vulnerable citizens - children and youth at risk. Consultation
and training services are designed to help local, state
and regional non-profit and public agencies resolve
organizational challenges, enhance effectiveness, optimize
efficiency, and respond strategically to community needs
The Prevention Think Tank
PTT, founded in 1997, is devoted to personal and professional
development for prevention professionals and advocates
through traditional and high technology methods. Our
vision is that when people from multiple disciplines
of prevention fuse their ideas and creativity, the powerful
results can and will change our communities.
The National Association for Community Leadership
NACL is a non-profit organization, founded in 1979,
dedicated to nurturing leadership in communities throughout
the United States and internationally. Their mission
is to strengthen and transform communities by enhancing
the capacity of inclusive, community leadership development
National Community Building Network
NCBN is an alliance of individuals and organizations
that work to reduce poverty and create social and economic
opportunity through comprehensive community building
National SAFEKIDS Coalition
The campaign's mission is to prevent the number one
killer of children - unintentional injury. By working
at a national level through grassroots coalitions, we
educate adults and children, provide safety devices
to families in need and pass and strengthen laws to
empower families and communities to protect children
ages 14 and under.
Playshops for the kid in everyone.
Personal and professional coach.
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
Organizing people and resources to improve the quality
of life in northern Berkshire.
Helping organizations accomplish the extraordinary
through harmony of vision and commitment to action.
Berkshire Entrepreneurs Network
Small business professionals in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.