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
BlackBird Gen
Braver Angels
Catholic Labor Network
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
John 23 Educational Center
Joy Trip Project
Just Bakery
Kids For Peace
KindSpring
Kiwanis Clubs
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
Millenial 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
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?

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Join others from around our world in a pause for Peace every day at noon.

Let us make Peace Day every day

WHO WE ARE: Pathways To Peace (PTP) is an International Peacebuilding, Educational and Consulting organization dedicated to making Peace a practical reality through both local and global projects. Incorporated in 1983, PTP is an official Peace Messenger of the United Nations and has Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and works with the U.N. Centre for Human Rights, U.N. Centre for Human Settlements, UNESCO, UNICEF and other agencies. PTP is a tax-exempt, Social Profit, Non-partisan 501(c)(3) Corporation, (tax exempt ID# 68-0015625).

WHAT WE DO: Pathways To Peace works locally and globally to promote Peacebuilding, Education and to collaborate with other organizations in initiatives that help further our Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI). Our founder Avon Mattison developed CPI with then-Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations Robert Muller in 1983. The annual highlight of this initiative is the International Day of Peace (Peace Day), held annually on September 21. To learn more about Pathways to Peace, click on this link: Pathways To Peace – Together, Building a Sustainable Culture of Peace Along Diverse Pathways


Corporate Social Responsibility Meets Meetings & Incentives

Today more than ever before, companies are looking for new ways to motivate employees, increase employee engagement and give back to the community. Impact 4 Good, a corporate team building company created specifically for the meetings and incentives industry, offers clients the opportunity to participate in meaningful and worthwhile community service-oriented activities with a unique twist: we bring community service to our clients at hotels and resorts across the country and abroad, and even to the virtual world!

Impact 4 Good has facilitators in cities across the US, and a worldwide network of partner community service organizations. Our teambuilding activities are portable and can go wherever your meeting will be based! What sets us apart from other corporate teambuilding companies?

  • We are a team building company offering community service programs built by staff that actually spent time in the non-profit/community service world!
  • We offer a more personalized service, working closely with you to customize your event around your team’s requirements.
  • We offer a unique selection of activities and beneficiary organizations.
  • Our team works across the country and abroad, within your budget.
  • Most programs are 2 hours or less, and we can accommodate any size event, from 10 to 10,000!
  • Can’t meet in person? Our VIRTUAL options can engage dispersed teams in a meaningful manner and make a difference in communities that need it most.

By maintaining close ties to local, national and international non-profit organizations, Impact 4 Good ensures activities benefit both participating employees and the community at large, while integrating core business objectives. When possible, Impact 4 Good leverages existing client relationships with non-profit partners to make for more meaningful community service experiences. To read more, click on this link: Impact 4 Good – What Difference Will You Make Today?


Our Vision: All Wisconsin students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions of core universal values through a self-sustaining culture encouraged and modeled by teachers and administrators.

Our Mission: We promote, support, and advance the intentional effort by leaders to exemplify universal ethical virtues such as integrity, honesty, justice, kindness, and respect while assisting schools and community leaders with the development and delivery of character education through culturally relevant, comprehensive frameworks to positively impact schools and communities throughout Wisconsin.

Our Goal: Our goal is to ensure greatness to our posterity by raising the profile of goodness as our standard of public behavior, and integrity as the touchstone of all social interactions.

To learn more about WCEP, click on this link: Wisconsin Character Education Partnership | Enhancing a Legacy of Education Innovation (wicharacter.org) To learn more about the 11 Principles of Character Education, click on this link: The Eleven Principles | Wisconsin Character Education Partnership (wicharacter.org)


“Improving the lives of the 5 billion people whose main concern is to stay alive by the end of each day on our planet is no longer an option for engineers; it is an obligation.”

Dr. Bernard Amadei, EWB-USA Founder

Engineers Without Borders USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs. Our highly skilled volunteers work with communities to find appropriate solutions for their infrastructure needs.

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is partnering with communities around the world to meet their basic human needs. We’re building footbridges to provide pathways to opportunities. We’re installing solar panels to bring light where it is dark. We’re digging for water so hope can spring from the ground. Each project builds the foundation for a community to thrive for years to come.

But it takes more than materials to build a strong foundation.

EWB-USA’s volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization. These champions volunteer their time, their energy and their expertise in pursuit of our vision of a world where every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs.

Our History: In April 2000, Dr. Bernard Amadei, professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, visited a community in San Pablo, Belize, to assess their water supply. He learned that the 950 Mayan Indians living in the heart of the Belize jungle lacked clean water and sanitation infrastructure, and that most of the community’s children did not attend school because their time was dedicated to collecting water from miles away.

While the community had the natural resources and motivation to build a reliable water supply system, they lacked the technical skills to design a lasting solution. Professor Amadei went home and consulted colleagues on potential solutions, then returned to the community with a prototype and fourteen of his students to put the plan into action. The team installed a clean water system supplied and powered by a waterfall a quarter-mile from the community. This simple and low-cost solution was the first EWB-USA project! To find out more about Engineers Without Borders, click on this link: https://www.ewb-usa.org/


Mt. Pleasant, WI Lakeside COP House

The officer-staffed Lakeside COP (Community Oriented Policing) House located at 2237 Mead Street functions as a safe hub for services to residents in the Lakeside neighborhood. This space is used for community engagement and programing. Lakeside COP House also serves as a base of operations for the village-wide COP effort. 

Officers at the COP house have established and maintained meaningful partnerships with local government, community members and private organizations in order to bring services to the area that will improve the quality of life for area residents. Nuisance problems and criminal activity are often kept to a minimum due to tips from citizens combined with effective enforcement action. To read more about the COP House, click on this link: Lakeside COP House | Mount Pleasant, WI - Official Website (mtpleasantwi.gov)

The Mt. Pleasant COP House and Journey Church Disaster Response Team hosted their first resource fair and neighborhood block party for the Lakeside community and surrounding areas on June 25, 2022.

The Village of Mount Pleasant Police Department, South Shore Fire Department, Journey Disaster Response Team, Aurora Health Care, Latanyas Bags of Love, Food for the Soul – Nehemiah Project, Faith, Hope and Love, Racine County Veteran’s Services, Feeding America – SNAP, Second Chance Prison Ministry were all represented at the event.