About Our Members

21st Century Youth Leadership Movement

Selma, AL


The mission of the 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement is to inspire, assist, organize and develop young people of all ages, in and out of school, to be skilled community focused leaders, resiliently and creatively empowering themselves and their communities to affect positive change now and in the 21st Century.

While the main thrust of the 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement’s mission is developing leadership for the future; an important part of the mission is to impact current problems such as teen pregnancy, drug abuse, crime, low self-esteem, school delinquency, youth unemployment and miseducation. 21st Century plans to address these challenges by redirecting some of the negative behavior of young people in our communities into positive and uplifting pursuits.


Alianza Nacional de Campesinas

Oxnard, CA


The mission of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas is to unify the struggle to promote farm worker women’s leadership in a national movement to create a broader visibility and advocate for changes that ensure their human rights.


American Federation of Government Employees Local 3354

St. Louis, MO



Atrisco Land Grant

Atrisco is a traditional land grant community in New Mexico.

Atrisco, NM


Border Agricultural Workers Project

El Paso, TX



Coalición Rural Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico


Concerned Citizens of Tillery

Tillery, NC


Concerned Citizens of Tillery envisions and empowered, sustainable community that builds on our natural, historic and cultural resources to promote economic independence, a healthy and environmentally sound life, the development of heritage and agricultural tourism that honors and celebrates the spirit and fortitude of Tillery and an enhanced quality of life through our own outside participation in conferences, retreats, seminars and other educational activities.


Empire State Family Farm Alliance

Johnstown, NY


Farmworkers Association of Florida

Apopka, FL



Federation of Southern Cooperatives

Land Assistance Fund

Epes, AL



Hill Connections

Chaseburg, WI



Housing Assistance Council

Washington, DC



Intertribal Agriculture Council

Billings, MT



La Mujer Obrera

El Paso, Texas


La Mujer Obrera is a local independent organization dedicated to creating communities defined by women. Our organization was founded in 1981 by women who were both garment workers and Chicana activists. Our experience showed us that as women we must implement our own ideas and strategies for our community. La Mujer Obrera has developed its organizing strategies based on the following basic human rights: employment, housing, education, nutrition, health, peace, and political liberty. Over the years, La Mujer Obrera has been one of the leaders in the struggle against an “undeclared war” on marginalized women workers of Mexican heritage.

Today La Mujer Obrera continues to challenge the perception that women are an infinite source of cheap labor and that progress means we are the ones who must sacrifice. We must see ourselves as being at the forefront of defining progress within our community. The struggle of women in the factories and resistance to NAFTA has strengthened us to create community. Our collective practice includes: cooking, raising our children, working the land, commerce, artisanry, and cultural celebrations. We need these practices to safeguard our ancestral knowledge and apply it to the present. This is our contribution as women workers in El Paso to the struggle for work, dignity, and justice. The space we are creating belongs to future generations of women and their families.


Land Loss Prevention Project

Durham, NC



Land Stewardship Project

Lewiston, Montevideo and South Minneapolis, MN


The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.

LSP is dedicated to creating transformational change in our food and farming system. LSP’s work has a broad and deep impact, from new farmer training and local organizing, to federal policy and community based food systems development. At the core of all our work are the values of stewardship, justice and democracy.


Latino Economic Development Corporation

Minneapolis, MN


The Latino Economic Development Center is a statewide membership-based nonprofit organization whose headquarters are located in Minneapolis. An ethnic/membership-based Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), it is certified by the US Department of Treasury and by the MN State Council of OICs and OIC America as an Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC).


Mississippi Association of Cooperatives

Jackson, MS



Missouri Rural Crisis Center

Columbia, MO





 National Hmong American Farmers, Inc.

  Fresno, CA




National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association

Washington, DC


The National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association (NLFRTA) was founded in August of 2004 in Washington, D.C after working with many farmworker transitioning into farmers, ranchers and multiple advocacy groups for several years. Oftentimes, federal agencies such as the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), among others, and mainstream and established farm groups tend to treat the issues of Latino farmers as an afterthought in policy formulation, if at all. As rural people, Agriculture and Farm policy significantly impacts Latino rural communities.


Northern New Mexico Mexico Stockmen’s Association

Espanola, NM


Northwest Forest Worker Center

Albany, CA


Northwest Forest Worker Center, empowering workers for ethical stewardship of the land, is a nonprofit organization that empowers forest workers and harvesters of non-timber forest products (mushrooms, berries, floral greens, etc.) in northern California, Oregon and Washington to improve their lives and livelihoods.


Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project

Oklahoma City, OK



Operation Spring Plant

Oxford, NC



Rural Advancement Fund

Orangeburg, SC


Rural Development Leadership Network

New York, NY



Taos County Economic Development Corporation

Taos, NM


Taos County Economic Development Corporation is a non profit devoted to providing agriculture based opportunities. Since Taos County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) was founded in 1987, the challenges facing our community were those of a historic, semi-isolated, rural area transitioning from a centuries old, self-sufficient agrarian base to a commercially focused economy. TCEDC has always operated utilizing a family model in its community development efforts to address these challenges. Our model builds upon the strengths and wisdom of land-based cultures that have demonstrated the ability to survive and overcome adversity by retaining beliefs and values and recognizing the inevitability of cycles.



New York, NY


WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.


World Farmers

Lancaster, MA





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