Union of Minority Neighborhoods, Inc.

Mission

UMN was founded by and is run by people of African descent committed to fully engaging communities of color in our democracy. Our mission is to ensure that trained, committed grassroots leaders of color effectively organize on issues of concern in their communities, their regions, and the nation. Our vision is to create a unifying force to address the threats to our civil liberties and to end discriminatory policies and practices that limit our access to political, economic and social power.

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Mr. Horace Small

Main address

42 Seaverns Street

Boston, MA 02130 USA

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EIN

20-0011504

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Minority Rights (R22)

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Overview

Our areas of focus are I. Coalition and Movement Building II. Skills Training and Leadership Development and III. Technical Assistance Our major organizing campaigns and programs include Bromley N.A.T.I.O.N. (Neighborhood Alliance Towards Initiating Opportunity Now), the Boston Busing/Desegregation Project, the Institute for Neighborhood Leadership, and the Howard Rye Institute.

Population(s) Served

In attempts to organize African-American parents to become more engaged in the Boston Public School System, UMN encountered cynicism and distrust towards the educational system. Much of the energy, pain and anger expressed were around Boston school desegregation and busing.Busing/desegregation in Boston was unarguably a watershed moment in the city's history. The violence that met desegregation here was a shock to the nation as it clashed with Boston's image and identity as a liberal-minded city.The goal of our initiative is to expand and support communities committed to facilitating Boston's transition to a more equitable and just public school system. BBDP's framework focuses on three key areas: Truth telling, Learning from the truth, and making Change based on the new knowledge shared.Our core values are centered on the following principles: TruthLifting up voices and tapping the wisdoms of those often marginalized.Using the past to understand the present.Belief in transformation through learning.Community as the native soil of the human spirit.Acknowledging and learning from the power and beauty of diverse cultures to shape our shared culture.Supporting new generations to take leadership in order to create a better world.

Population(s) Served

The Institute conducts workshops on community organizing, developing collaborations, motivating volunteers, leadership development, media and advocacy strategies, citizen empowerment, fundraising, advocacy, outreach, fundraising, planning, research, program design, evaluation, collaboration, media skills, political advocacy, public speaking, critical thinking, and coping with cutbacks. Our workshops allow people the safety to talk freely about issues, concerns, and experiences. We also host periodic ""study circles"" with nationally prominent experts to help emerging leaders expand their knowledge and thinking on pertinent issues.

Population(s) Served

The Howard Rye Institute is a 9-month intensive training initiative building tomorrow's leaders of African descent.HRI teaches young people of African descent to be community leaders, activists and organizers to advocate for themselves and their community.HRI fellows learn the importance of history and how it relates to issues communities face today; develop an understanding of how institutions work and the politics behind them; develop the political and economic thinking that goes into issues and systems impacting our community.In developing the next generation of civic and political leaders, HRI uses experts and prominent leaders from universities, unions, government, business and nonprofits as trainers, speakers and mentors.

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Union of Minority Neighborhoods, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Althea Roach Thomas

Harvard University

Term: 2003 -

Joseph Leavy

Pres., Communities for People

Tracy Gomes Miller

Community Volunteer

Michael Brown

Community Volunteer

Hodari Cail

City of Boston

Jonathan Regis

Justice Resource Institute

Anne Josephson

Civil Rights Attorney

Daniel Delaney

Delaney Policy Group

Daina Estime

HRI fellow