The Direct Action and Research Training Center, or DART, is a national network of 23 affiliated grassroots, nonprofit, congregation-based community organizations.
The DART Network is comprised of twenty-three affiliated congregation-based community organizations throughout Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
DART is currently accepting applications for full-time community organizing positions. Application deadline: May 31, 2020.
November 25, 2019. The Courier-Journal. Jefferson County Public Schools will expand its restorative practice efforts to another 20 schools before the start of the 2020-21 school year, the district announced Monday. Teachers and administrators at about 30 JCPS schools have…
November 12, 2019. WTSP.COM PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A grassroots group of concerned parents, grandparents and career educators stood in support of one another at Tuesday’s Pinellas County School Board meeting. Each of them are members of F.A.S.T. (Faith and Action…
November 5, 2019. CountOnNews2. CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Hundreds of community members attend the Charleston Area Justice Ministry’s 2019 Community Problems assembly to discuss issues in the Charleston area. CAJM is a faith-based organization comprised of many different Christian, Jewish, and…
October 30, 2019. WFPL.ORG For the first time, language in the operating manual for Louisville Metro Police Department’s professional standards unit will direct internal investigators to consider whether officers tried de-escalation as a way to avoid using force. After months…
October 29, 2019. WLKY. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hundreds of leaders from around the community gathered to hear from top city officials on the progress being made around four key issues. Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together, or CLOUT, first…
October 21, 2019. KCUR. Maria Galvan used to make about $25,000 a year. She didn’t qualify for welfare, but she still had trouble meeting her basic needs. “I would just be working just to be poor and broke,” she said….
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.”