Activism in Greater Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Community Center supports diversity and community involvement by providing emergency services, educational and tutoring programs, recreational, social, and cultural activities for people of all ages.

Alpha House is an emergency shelter for children and their families experiencing homelessness located in Washtenaw County.

The CivCity Initiative was founded to tackle a seemingly intractable problem in American democracy: widespread disillusionment and apathy toward government at all levels, and an increasingly toxic political discourse.

Clean Energy Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting clean energy technologies as a way to create healthier, energy independent communities.

Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves and improve the communities in which they live.

The Corner Health Center’s mission is to provide judgement-free, high-quality, affordable health services to young people aged 12 through 25.

ECIR is a home-away-from-home for students from nearly 60 different countries, including the U.S., each year, as well as a program of hospitality, global understanding, justice, and peacemaking.

Girls on the Run – Southeastern Michigan inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Hope Clinic provides medical and dental care to the uninsured, plus a variety of social services.

The Ecology Center believes that the central question of our time is how human beings are going to thrive in the world without destroying the earth’s ability to sustain us.

Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice inspires, educates, and mobilizes people to unite across differences and to act from their shared ethical and spiritual values in pursuit of peace with social and environmental justice.

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County was originally established to assist the growing number of refugee families in Ann Arbor but has since grown into an organization providing programs and services ranging from older adult caregiving to immigrant resettlement and career services.

The Jim Toy Community Center has served the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally community of Washtenaw county for over 25 years.

The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is a legal resource center for Michigan’s immigrant communities. MIRC works to build a thriving Michigan where immigrant communities are fully integrated and respected.

Michigan Planned Parenthood’s mission is to ensure full access to reproductive health care through medical services, education and advocacy with services and programs available to all people regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

The Neutral Zone is a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership and the exchange of ideas.

The One Human Family campaign exists to broadcast voices of compassion towards refugees and Muslims, voices which have recently been eclipsed in media by fear-motivated speech.

Ozone House offers housing and services that provide support, intervention, training, and assistance to runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth and their families.

Packard Health’s mission is to provide the best possible care to our patients and community, including people whose economic, social or cultural conditions might otherwise prevent them from accessing health care.

Peace Neighborhood Center’s mission is to provide programs for children, families, and individuals who are affected by social and economic problems.

The SafeHouse Center’s mission is to provide safety, support, advocacy and resources for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their children, and to work relentlessly to change the systems and attitudes that allow this abuse to continue.

Washtenaw Refugee Welcome’s mission to identify and mobilize community resources to help the two agencies in welcoming and supporting refugees in Washtenaw County.

The Women’s Center serves women and families by providing access to low-cost help from a therapist, job coach, divorce specialist, family law attorney, or financial adviser so that women can triumph over social and economic inequality.

Greater Detroit:

ACCESS honors Arab American heritage through community-building and service to all those in need, of every heritage. They offer a wide range of social, economic, health and educational services to a diverse population.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.

Global Detroit is a regional economic development engine that leverages the talent, ingenuity, entrepreneurial spirit, and determination of immigrants in Metro Detroit to power the regional economy.

Samaritas offers programs in adoption, foster care, refugee services, family preservation and community centers.

Showing Up for Racial Justice – Southeast Michigan’s work centers on bringing white people into the struggle for racial justice, people of all races and ethnicities are welcome to join.


The ACLU of Michigan’s mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees to new areas through all the tools at our disposal: public education, advocacy, organizing, and litigation.

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission and Department of Civil Rights investigates and resolves discrimination complaints and works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws.

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion serves to support change and empower communities to advance equity and opportunity for all.

Progress Michigan’s mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses state-of-the-art web based new media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive ideas.

Progressive Women’s Caucus is a nonprofit membership organization that brings together policymakers, individuals, and stakeholders to work on issues of importance to Michigan women and families.

Michigan State Government:

Michigan State Representatives

Michigan Senators

Michigan Governor

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