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Social Justice

Adelante Mujeres offers Latina women and their families the tools to achieve self-determination in the areas of Education, Empowerment and Enterprise. Adelante means move forward, go ahead, or flourish. Mujeres means women. Below is a brief description of our core programs

(503) 992-0078

Basic Rights Oregon will ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories. Basic Rights Oregon is a member of the Equality Federation.


Causa is Oregon’s statewide Latino immigrant rights organization. Causa works to defend and advance immigrant rights by coordinating with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. We are the largest Latino civil and human rights organization in the Pacific Northwest. Causa’s mission is to foster a society that recognizes the contributions of immigrants and upholds the values of democracy, equality, and respect.

The Center for Intercultural Organizing is a membership organization that leads grassroots efforts to protect and expand immigrant and refugee rights through education, civic engagement and policy advocacy, community organizing and mobilization, and intergenerational leadership development. Grounded in the belief that organizing people who are suffering oppression has the greatest potential to affect the root causes of economic, political and social injustice, we involve our immigrant and refugee members in all aspects of program development and implementation. In addition, the Center provides the non-immigrant community explicit strategies for being good allies.

(503) 287-4117

The Chalkboard Project is an independent education transformation organization dedicated to making Oregon’s K-12 public schools among the best in the country. We are funded by a consortium of Oregon’s leading philanthropic foundations that share a central belief that research and on-the-ground expert knowledge is essential to identifying policies and practices that improve outcomes for students.

(503) 542-4325

The Community Alliance of Tenants organizes events and workshops for tenants and advocates to learn about Renters’ Rights.

The Community Cycling Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 in Northeast Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits. Our vision is to build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected.


Critical Exposure is a nonprofit that teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change.
We empower youth and youth-serving organizations to participate in the democratic process through an approach that combines photography and advocacy.

(202) 745-3745 x20

Founded in 1973, the Education Law Center (ELC) serves as the leading voice for New Jersey’s public school children and has become one of the most effective advocates for equal educational opportunity and education justice in the United States. Widely recognized for groundbreaking court rulings on behalf of at-risk students, ELC also promotes educational equity through coalition building, litigation support, policy development, communications, and action-focused research in New Jersey, in other states, and at the federal level.


Some of us lost our jobs after taking maternity leave. Others couldn’t afford to work after starting a family because child care cost more than we made. Some of us sought part-time or flexible work schedules to better support our family’s needs, only to learn that this is hard to find. Some of us were turned down for jobs because of our status as mothers. At times we felt alone and responsible to figure out how to make it work.
And then we found each other. We learned that in our country, mothers suffer a huge wage gap relative to non-mothers. We learned that these issues are not ours alone but systemic reflections of archaic policies — ones that need to and can change. We educated ourselves about viable policies in other industrialized countries, even other states in this country. We formed an organization to confront these issues with passion, compassion, and a commitment to a vision for a better Oregon for all families.