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A SMALL ORGANIZATION THAT MAKES BIG CHANGE WITH A BOLD VISION

Coleman Advocates is an independent, non-profit community organization with a modest budget, a bold vision, and remarkable impact. We rely entirely on support from individuals, private foundations, agencies and corporations, with no government grants for our programs. We have a diverse financial base, receiving income from: foundations, individual donors, membership dues, earned income and rental income from tenants of our Community Center.

On a budget of less than one million dollars, Coleman Advocates annually:

  • Engages more than 1000 youth and parents in community change activities
  • Intensively trains more than 50 urban high school students and their parents to be school and community leaders
  • Mobilizes more than 1000 community members to support campaigns to improve public schools, defend and increase city safety net funding, win good jobs and affordable housing.
  • Wins millions of dollars in new city investments for youth or in programs saved from budget cuts.

Our work is generously supported by the following foundations:

  • Alliance for Education Justice Youth Justice Corp
  • Edward W. Hazen Foundation
  • Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • Hill-Snowdon Foundation
  • Just & Fair Schools Fund, PIP
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation
  • Stone Foundation
  • Victor and Lorraine Honig Fund
  • W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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