Hope-Filled Organizations

Listed below are a number of Hope-Filled Organizations which are on this website. Additional organizations are added regularly when they are recommended by website readers and when I become aware of them through my own work, reading, and research.

The organizations are listed in alphabetical order. When you click on an organization name below, it will take you to that organization on the Hope-Filled Organization web page.

Once you get to the information about a particular organization there is link you can click on which will tell you more about that organization. 

Action for Happiness
AdoptUSKids
Allies for Community Business
BlackBird Gen
Braver Angels
Capuchin Community Services – Milwaukee
Catholic Labor Network
Chicago Tool Library
Civic Wellbeing Partners
Collaborative for Spirituality in Education
Courageous Conversations
CUSH: Congregations United to Serve Humanity
DoSomething
EnActUs
Engineers Without Borders
Female Farmers Project
Fetzer Institute
First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship
Forrest E. Powell Foundation
Golden Rule Project
Great Hearts Community
Gross National Happiness
Habilitative Systems, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity – Milwaukee
HeartBeat Center
Heart Haven Outreach - H2O
Higher Expectations For Racine County
I Am Abel Foundation
Inspired Coffee
Inspiration Ministries
Interfaith America
Impact 4 Good
I Pledge
John 23 Educational Center
Joy Trip Project
Just Bakery
Kids For Peace
KindSpring
Kiwanis Clubs
League of Women Voters
Let Us Dream
Love Fridge
Little Friends for Peace
Loaves & Fishes Community Services
Love, Inc.
Lucy's Children's Fund
Lulac: League of United American Citizens
Major League Baseball: Clemente Award
Mamas Caucus
Millennial Action Project
Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition
Mt. Pleasant, WI COP House
NAACP
National Network to End Domestic Violence
NETWORK
Optimist Clubs
PassItOn
Pathways to Peace
PBMR – Hope For Generations
Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency
Racine Vocational Ministries
Racine Women for Racial Justice
Random Acts of Kindness
Root-Pike WIN (Watershed Initiative Network)
Rotary Clubs
Seeds of Hope
Sleep In Heavenly Peace
Special Olympics Wisconsin
Strong Prison Wives & Families
Suicide Prevention Services of America
TechPrize
The Asha Project & End Domestic Abuse
United Community Center
United Nations
United Way Racine County
U.S. Department of Education-TRIO Programs
Visioning a Greater Racine
Volunteer Center of Racine County
Water Protection Committee of Racine County
Weave: The Social Fabric Project
Wisconsin Character Education Partnership
Wisconsin Faith Voices
Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership
Women’s Fund of Door County
World Central Kitchen
World Food Prize Foundation
YearUp
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
Zonta International

 

There are a broad variety of Hope-Filled Organizations.

Some are local. Some are statewide. Some are National. And some are international.

Some are group oriented activities and some support actions by individuals.

Almost all are not for profits.

No matter what area of interest in which you want to make a positive difference,

There is a group which wants you, needs you, and will help you

Fulfill your hopes and dreams for a better world.

What hope-filled organizations are you a part of now

or wish to be part of in the future?

Share Your Thoughts

Who we are

A national project working to ensure that children and teens in foster care get

safe, loving, permanent families.

AdoptUSKids educates families about foster care and adoption and gives child welfare professionals information and support to help them improve their services. We also maintain the nation’s only federally funded photolisting service that connects waiting children with families.

Our Mission:

  • Raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in the public child welfare system
  • Assist US states, territories, and tribes to recruit, engage, develop and support foster and adoptive families

Serving families: We help families with the adoption process—every step of the way.

Helping professionals: We provide an array of resources to caseworkers and agency managers and administrators

To read more about this organization, click on this link: AdoptUSKids

To view and listen to three, separate, one-minute stories about AdoptUSKids families and children, click on these links:  

 https://youtu.be/F4nMIEt1ALg        https://youtu.be/AaW-ybG6oX0         https://youtu.be/iaVvCePdoVc

 


Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisangrassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy. We empower voters and defend democracy through advocacyeducation, and litigation, at the local, state, and national levels. To learn more about the League of Women Voters, click on this link: Home | League of Women Voters (lwv.org)

Our members are passionate activists who support our work in all 50 states and in more than 700 communities. 

Joining the League of Women Voters is a great way to get involved in your community and play an active role in our democracy. Click on this link if you are interested in joining a LWV member in a group near you  To become a League member, join one of the 700+ state and local Leagues

 


Empowering Urban Talent to Reach Their Potential

Learn New Skills to Launch Your Career

Year Up’s Job training is tuition free, and offers access to today’s best companies,

and a proven path to career success.

Three steps to a new job: Learn…..Intern…..Land a Job

To learn more, click on this link: Job Training to Close the Opportunity Divide | Year Up


Finding and implementing new ways to improve and measure wellbeing is the top priority of our readers. Gross National Product (GNP) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) related to the stock market are the two most commonly used measurements of how well the economy is doing. Supposedly, the higher both GNP and DJI are, the better off we all are. Most of the time, that is not true. There have been new indexes focusing on a broader base of measuring wellbeing at the national, state, and local levels around the world. Here is a link to an article on the Hope From the Bottom Up website which I published a short while back: https://hopefromthebottomup.com/sites/default/files/inline-files/Survey%20Results%20Article%202_0.pdf

An organization on the west coast is working with individuals and organizations to use wellbeing as a tool to improve and measure wellbeing in their communities. The group is called Civic Wellbeing Partners. Here is some information about them.

WELLBEING MICROGRANTS 

Funding people, purpose, & possibility with grants for action-oriented projects in

Santa Monica and the West LA area.

Civic Wellbeing Partners is a startup project whose mission is to develop and promote civic innovation through engagement and partnerships. We harness data and create equity-focused solutions to improve the quality of daily life in Santa Monica and beyond.

Our work began within the City of Santa Monica's pioneering Office of Civic Wellbeing and transitioned out of city hall in June 2020.

We thank the Santa Monica Bay Human Relations Council, fiscal receiver for the Wellbeing Microgrant program, for ensuring the continued advancement of local community wellbeing outside of city hall.

To learn more about this group and their work, click on this link: https://www.wellbeingmicrogrants.org/


STUDENT PLEDGE AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

The Pledge:

I will never bring a gun to school.

I will never use a gun to settle a personal problem or dispute.

I will use my influence with friends to keep them from using guns to settle disputes.

My individual choices and actions, when multiplied by those of young people throughout the country, will make a difference.

Together, by honoring this pledge, we can reverse the violence and grow up in safety.

The Student Pledge Against Gun Violence is a national program that honors the role that young people, through their own decisions, can play in reducing gun violence. This campaign against youth gun violence culminates each year on a Day of National Concern about Young People and Gun Violence. The program provides a means for beginning the conversation with young people about gun violence. It refers teachers, counselors, and community leaders to valuable resources, includes curriculum suggestions that can be integrated with existing academic programs, and contains information about how your school can participate.

                                         

Since 1996, over 10 million students have signed the pledge! To learn more, click on this link: The Pledge


Capuchin Community Services - Milwaukee

Our Mission:  Inspired by the gospel of Jesus and the example of Francis of Assisi, the Capuchin friars of the Province of Saint Joseph, together with our partners in ministry, prayerfully build sister-brotherhood in the world.  We attend simply and directly to spiritual and other basic human needs, especially those of people experiencing poverty and disenfranchisement, promoting justice for all.