The Direct Action and Research Training Center, or DART, is a national network of 20 affiliated grassroots, nonprofit, congregation-based community organizations.
The DART Network is currently comprised of twenty affiliated congregation-based community organizations spread throughout Florida, Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina and Virginia.
DART is currently accepting applications for full-time community organizing positions. Application deadline: September 6, 2016.
June 14, 2016. Lawrence Journal-World. Justice Matters, a consortium of local religious organizations working to address justice issues, will host an “evening to dance, sing, reflect and support justice” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.
May 26, 2016. The Courier-Journal. Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled his budget plan Thursday, devoting $2.5 million toward the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, which has been woefully underfunded since its inception eight years ago. “It is the largest investment in the…
May 10, 2016. The Columbus Dispatch. In the years since BREAD has been mobilizing congregations of a variety of faiths to pressure politicians for social justice and fairness in government, elected officials have taken notice, even if they’ve questioned the…
May 9, 2016. The Courier-Journal. Mayor Greg Fischer will be given at least a thousand reasons to adequately support the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund in his upcoming budget as community organizers plan a demonstration outside his office Tuesday morning.
May 8, 2016. The Columbus Dispatch. As a Jewish woman, Cathy Levine takes to heart the concept of tikkun olam — repair of the world. One of her efforts to put that concept into action is her work with the…
May 5, 2016. The Topeka Capital-Journal. Topeka JUMP, a consortium of 20 local churches, presented a proposal Thursday evening to create a fund dedicated to increasing access to safe and affordable housing. “We are here to take action,” said Pam…
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.”
“If we are to conquer the Goliath-like problems in our communities, we are going to need a lot of Davids who can organize people and topple giants. The DART Organizers Institute trains people to do this for a living.”
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.”