Social Change Resources
Here are links of just some of the many thousands of organizations that are advocating for social change:
About-Face equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image. Their web site includes a Gallery of Offenders and Winners, blog for teen girls, and ways to take action right from the site.
BlogHer creates opportunities for women who blog and their readers to gain exposure, education, community, and economic empowerment.
CARE is an organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on women and giving women the power to help families and entire communities.
Change.org raises awareness about important causes and empowers people to take action.
Campus Activism is an interactive website that has tools for progressive activists.
Center for Young Women's Health
The Center aims to help teen girls improve their understanding of health and development. They want to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care.
Congress.org is a nonpartisan news and information site devoted to encouraging civic participation.
The Diary Project
DP is a global multimedia resource that encourages teens to write about their day-to-day experiences growing up.
The Ella Baker Center
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights works for justice in the system, opportunities in our cities, and peace on our streets.
The Freechild Project
The Freechild Project advocates, informs, and celebrates social change led by and with young people around the world, especially those who have been historically denied the right to participate.
Gay Straight Alliance
GSA empowers youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools.
Hardy Girls Healthy Women
HGHW is dedicated to the health and well-being of girls and women.
Lyric’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education, enhancement, leadership, etc.
Miss Representation explores women’s under-representation in positions of power by challenging the limited and often disparaging portrayal of women in the media.
Mobilizing America's Youth
Mobilize.org believes that in order to create long-term community-based solutions, Millennials (young adults born between the years 1976-1996) must authentically engage their peers in identifying the problems.
Pacer's Centers Teens Against Bullying
Pacer's Center, the National Center for Bullying Prevention, created a website geared just for teens to learn more about bullying and how to stop bullies. Pacer's Center also has additional resources to prevent bullying.
Poets Against The War
Poets Against War socially engages poetry by creating venues for poetry as a voice against war, tyranny and oppression.
Resist supports grassroots organizing for peace, economic, social and environmental justice, and provides political education for social change activism.
Respect RX is a social venture that coaches teens, young adults, advocates and organizations to boost self-respect, relationship respect and respect for all.
Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality education and support organization and website. It contains over 200 comprehensive sexuality, health and relationship articles, guides and factsheets, and over 1,000 in-depth advice answers.
The Smart Girls Channel
The Smart Girls Channel is a place for funny, thoughtful and deceivingly educational programming.
Taking It Global
Take it Global is the largest online community of youth interested in global issues and creating positive change.
WITNESS uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations.
The White House Project
The White House Project aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors—up to the U.S. presidency—by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women.
Youth Action Net
YouthActionNet invests in the power and promise of young social entrepreneurs around the globe.
Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project
Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project strives to create a safe space for young women to build community.