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 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: June 24, 2018.
April 19, 2018. The Post and Courier. The two boys were play-fighting, until suddenly they weren’t. The slap rang out at Northwoods Middle School. Students at Northwoods are bound by the same rules and consequences as anyone else in the…
April 18, 2018. Palm Beach Post. WEST PALM BEACH — More than 2,000 people attended a community meeting at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Monday evening, but organizers were miffed that figure wasn’t a little larger. Officials from the social…
April 17, 2018. WHAS 11. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – It was a crowded auditorium Tuesday night, as hundreds from the organization, CLOUT, offered their solutions for some of Louisville Metro’s most critical problems: affordable housing, mental illness and school safety….
April 17, 2018. WUSF News. Elected leaders in Hillsborough County were in the hot seat Monday night, asked to commit on the spot to action on community issues. More than 1,000 members of the interfaith group Hillsborough Organization for Progress…
April 16, 2018. Tristate homepage.com C.A.J.E.. which stands for Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment had their yearly meeting in Newburgh. It’s been almost a year since C.A.J.E. held its Nehemiah action meeting, where goals and solutions are made for…
April 13, 2018. Courier-Journal. Whenever there is a police shooting in our community there is much back-and-forth commentary and disagreement about whether the shooting could have been avoided. When the victim is a person of color, questions and disagreements become…
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.”