The Direct Action and Research Training Center, or DART, is a national network of 22 affiliated grassroots, nonprofit, congregation-based community organizations.
The DART Network is currently comprised of twenty-two affiliated congregation-based community organizations spread throughout Florida, Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
DART is currently accepting applications for full-time community organizing positions. Application deadline: October 1, 2017.
August 6, 2017. CLTampa.com The desire to bring about change is perhaps greater this year than it has been in decades in this country. But finding ways to make a positive difference can be difficult. For some religious residents of…
August 1, 2017. ABC Action News. CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Penny for Pinellas tax will officially be back on the ballot this November. Pinellas County Commissioners approved the plan to place the 10-year renewal of the 1 percent sales tax…
July 26, 2017. Lawrence Journal-World. After learning Wednesday of a new issue that has the county jail occasionally housing more inmates than its 186-bed capacity, Douglas County commissioners agreed a report on future jail population numbers should be shared with…
July 13, 2017. Insider Louisville. District Court Judge Stephanie Pearce Burke says her speciality drug court in Jefferson County designed to steer criminal defendants toward addiction treatment instead of jail is producing good results, but it’s only at half-capacity and…
June 27, 2017. WLKY. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After years of pushing for more city funds for affordable housing, the Louisville Metro Council approved its first $10 million to a special fund.In 2008, the Metro Council created the affordable housing trust fund…
June 27, 2017. WHAS11. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Call it a nearly $10 million gift from Metro Council, or the start of positive change throughout the city where some neighborhoods are struggling with how to handle abandoned homes and buildings.
BREAD is the most important organization in Columbus, Ohio, with a permanent and strong program for Hispanic civil rights in this city.
DART has done something that I’d never have thought possible – especially in Charleston, South Carolina! Over two dozen congregations now celebrate the “diversity of our unity and the unity of our diversity” by doing justice in ways that tear down walls, build bridges and change our community for the better.
“DART’s work is an authentic and highly effective answer to God’s call to do justice.”
“Five years ago, I could not imagine the cross-section of clergy and congregations that have come together to fight for justice under the banner of the Charleston Area Justice Ministry with the help of DART. This organization has been a real blessing to my ministry.”
DART groups are on the ground doing the hard work of justice ministry. They are putting prophetic imagination into action. The leadership that DART provides is urgent, given the deep crisis we face in our society.
“I have had the privilege of working with several DART organizations as they wage campaigns to provide affordable homes for low income people, and their victories have served as models for other communities across the country.”