Military Recruitment Report

As one of the few remaining organizations that addresses the military recruitment of young people, we regularly issue "Military Recruitment In Western Massachusetts Public High Schools", a report which details the presence and influence of military recruiters and the culture of militarism in the 53 public high schools in the region.

Safe Communities Act & Sanctuary Cities

We have been working on policies to protect immigrants for a decade, and have helped to pass a number of "sanctuary" policies. We have worked independently and in coalition with other organizations to preserve civil rights, as well as combating racial profiling and increased surveillance and data collection by our state and federal government.

Youth Internship Program

We believe in the obligation to provide resources, support, and training to the next generation of activists. That’s why one of the most intensive and long-standing pieces of our work is our Youth Internship Program. We recruit youth from local colleges and community organizations, who are paid or earn course credit while learning to organize and do research.

Nonviolent Direct Action Training

We have trained thousands of people over decades in the practice of nonviolent direct action training, including the 6 principles of Kingian nonviolence. We also offer eviction blockade trainings, environmental direct action sessions, and more. To organize a NVDA training session, reach out to the Resistance Center at