The Direct Action and Research Training Center, or DART, is a national network of 21 affiliated grassroots, nonprofit, congregation-based community organizations.
The DART Network is currently comprised of twenty-one affiliated congregation-based community organizations throughout Florida, Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
DART is currently accepting applications for full-time community organizing positions. Application deadline: September 30, 2018.
August 10, 2018. WFPL. Mayor Greg Fischer’s office has denied a follow-up meeting with a local faith-based group addressing police de-escalation tactics, saying there’s “no need” for a meeting with the mayor or his deputy. Citizens of Louisville Organized and…
August 9, 2018. The Charleston Chronicle. Six Charleston-area organizations, a mental health professional, a doula, and a data expert have come together to form a coalition designed to improve the wellbeing and potential of children affected by adverse circumstances in…
July 20, 2018. Lawrence Journal-World. Douglas County commissioners are right to support a ballot initiative asking voters to approve funding for a behavioral health campus and expanded mental health programming. The issue, which still must be finalized, will be on…
July 10, 2018. Charleston City Paper. After more than a thousand people showed up to the Charleston Area Justice Ministry’s annual gathering on April 30, the social justice organization will hold the first meeting as it sets out with the…
June 26, 2018. Florida Times-Union. For years, juvenile justice advocates slammed Duval County for arresting dozens of kids each month who could have avoided court and entanglement in the juvenile justice system altogether if they’d been offered a simple alternative….
June 25, 2018. Insider Louisville. In a years-in-the-making meeting with community faith leaders Friday afternoon, Mayor Greg Fischer pushed back on their demands for an independent evaluation of how the Louisville Metro Police Department applies standard operating procedures in its…
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.”