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Arise for Social Justice Records, 1956-2010 (Bulk: 1985-2010)
32 boxes (30.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 458

Abstract:
Grassroots advocacy, low-income rights and social justice organization based in Springfield, Mass. The Records provide a detailed record of the activities, decision-making processes, and political foundation of the organization and its work in coalition with regional, state, national, and international groups. Major topics found in the records include criminal justice, economic justice, HIV/AIDS prevention, homelessness, housing, poverty, social justice, and welfare rights. In addition there are resources produced by many other organizations working for social and economic justice.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The bulk of the Records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection, although researchers must sign the "Access Agreement Form" before viewing some restricted records (as noted in container listing).

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works created by Arise for Social Justice members and employees as part of their participation in the group. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by persons other than Arise for Social Justice members and employees as part of their participation in the organization may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

Arise for Social Justice is a Springfield, Massachusetts-based low-income rights organization founded by a small group of women on public assistance in 1985. It is an organization led by low-income members who believe that "we as poor people have a right to speak for ourselves, and that as we do, we learn how to build political power for ourselves." Its many and varied programs and alliances seek to educate, organize, unite, and empower low-income people to know their rights and stand up for them; to promote involvement in the political process; to promote self-esteem; to educate the community at large to its common interest in social and economic justice; and to educate low-income people to fight oppression in all its manifestations.

The founding members of Arise, Michaelann Bewsee, Cindy Montoya, Hollee Patterson, Karen Rock, Pam Scott, and Terrill Winston, were initially brought together through the Boston-based group Coalition for Basic Human Needs. Montoya and Rock, who lived in Northampton, Massachusetts, soon formed a separate group in that city. The remaining Springfield women were later joined by Terrill's sister Marsha Burnett and Darlene Nellis among others.

Drawing made for use in Arise for Social Justice publications and flyers, circa 1992. Artist unknown.

Drawing made for use in Arise for Social Justice
publications and flyers, circa 1992. Artist unknown.

Though the members initially conceived of the group as a welfare rights organization "because all of us were recipients," they "soon realized that all people who live below the poverty line are suffering from discrimination, violation of rights, and threats to their survival and that the working poor and recipients were being played off against each other instead of coming together for your common survival." 1 "By the time we wrote our by-laws we had become a low-income rights organization." 2 In the mid-1990s, Arise added a significant element of "anti-oppression work" to its mission.

Initial efforts focused on injustices in the welfare system. Issues listed on the agenda for Arise's first outreach meeting in March 1985 include child support, the "Up to Poverty" campaign and "Other Issues" (including federal budget cuts, sensitivity, information network, employment training and work incentives, child care, and Pell grants). By the second meeting, the members added the issue of Medicaid access.

Arise incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1986. It hired its first director, opened its first office, and became a delegate agency of the Springfield Action Commission, a local anti-poverty agency in 1987. A six- to ten-member Board of Directors oversaw business affairs and property. Committees provided the "strategic thinking" for the organization. The small paid staff worked primarily on financial development, training, and volunteer coordination. Grants sometimes allowed for hiring staff to work on special projects.

Arise has created its own programs and worked on many projects and campaigns in coalition with other groups on a regional, state, and national level. The organization's interests and activities, while varied, are strongly interconnected, with social and economic justice at their core. In most instances Arise has combined work for specific goals, or to provide services which would directly impact its members and the residents of Springfield, while also working to change underlying systems.

At its founding, Arise joined the "Up to Poverty" Campaign, a statewide, grassroots effort led by welfare recipients to create a minimum welfare payment level for families and individuals who relied on Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) or General Relief (GR) for all or part of their income. The concept was to bring the amount of the grant up to the federal poverty level.

The coalition of over ninety Massachusetts organizations working on the campaign took as its motto, "A right to thrive, not barely survive." They scored an early success when two of the organizations, the Coalition for Basic Human Needs and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, filed a lawsuit in 1985 that claimed that the low level of grants violated state law. The presiding judge agreed, and in September of 1986, the state issued a report establishing a guaranteed minimum grant. Though the group felt this minimum was still inadequate, this early victory helped launch Arise. By 1988 the Massachusetts coalition had joined with the national "Up and Out of Poverty Now" Campaign.

In 1986 Arise formed support groups called Justice for Parents and Children Under Protective Services and Children and Parent's Advocacy (CAPA) to publicize the difficulties parents confronted in dealing with the Department of Social Services (DSS). They outlined their needs for better information; improved communication; clear protocols, definitions, and policies; translators; and cultural sensitivity. The groups held demonstrations, vigils, and letter-writing and media campaigns. They worked on child custody issues, foster care and adoption issues, false accusations of child abuse, and advocated for the reorganization of DSS and an examination of its practices both in specific cases and in general.

Arise members trained as Citizen Advocates to assist individuals in navigating the legal system, health care infrastructure, and a variety of city, state, and federal offices and departments, such as Veterans Affairs, Public Welfare, Housing Authority, Social Services, and Prisons. The training emphasized knowledge of clients' rights and effective advocacy techniques. Advocates aided clients with welfare system issues, such as food stamps, Medicaid cards, and fair hearings. They also helped with housing issues, evictions and problems with landlords; and other matters, such as divorce, separation, restraining orders, and child support payments; social security; and disability. Arise-trained Citizen Advocates helped Springfield residents to write letters, fill out forms, and would accompany them on visits to various offices.

Arise also helped individuals through referrals to social service and aid agencies such as the Salvation Army, Open Pantry, Love Center, and Gray House for food, shelter, clothing, and other necessities.

Members organized a Speakers Bureau and sought opportunities to share their firsthand knowledge of living in poverty at conferences and meetings, and give testimony at legislative hearings.

Arise also facilitated support groups and workshops for parenting, empowerment, health, stress reduction, and skills building through its Self-Reliance Center (1992-), Homeless Action Center (1987-), and Myles Horton Free School (circa 1994-).

By the late 1980s Arise was also working on homelessness. Arise members served on various city committees and in coalitions working to provide more shelter beds; shelter for different populations (families, battered women); as well as a variety of services, benefits, and facilities to help the homeless find and keep permanent housing.

Arise members served on committees working to develop a Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) for Springfield in the early 1990s. The organization constantly explored a wide variety of alternatives, such as community land trusts, limited equity cooperatives, and AIDS housing. It also worked with public housing tenants to form tenant organizations through the Massachusetts Tenants Organization (MTO) and Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants, and served as resources for tenants' rights. The organization advocated for a rent control initiative in Springfield in 1988-89, and to prevent the loss of "at-risk" (or expiring use) subsidized housing.

Beginning in 1992 Arise participated in a collective of non-profit organizations working to rehabilitate the Rainville Hotel at 32 Byers St. in Springfield, as a single-room occupancy (SRO) residence for single, low-income men and women. The collective consisted of Arise, Open Pantry, the Springfield Action Commission, Gandara Mental Health Center, the Housing Allowance Project, the South Middlesex Non-Profit Housing Corp., and the Community Builders. Arise later managed the building which not only provided housing, but a range of social services emphasizing self-help and mutual support. As part of this effort, Arise also established its Self-Reliance Center/Program to be a community-based economic development and homelessness support center for homeless, formerly homeless, and those at-risk of becoming homeless. The program fostered peer support, the development of organizational and leadership skills, and featured a skills exchange.

By 1993 Arise had also established a Hot Meals program for homeless families placed in motels, organized against one of Springfield's most negligent landlords, and registered more than 2,000 new voters.

Arise's involvement with the criminal justice system began when the organization agreed to employ individuals sentenced to do community service work in 1988. The membership has worked on issues related to police brutality, community policing, citizen review of police, criminal offender record information (CORI) regulations, prison conditions, mandatory minimum sentences, political prisoners, youth violence, and the death penalty.

Though access to health care is one of Arise's continuing long-term interests, the group participated especially vigorously in two events in the 1990s--debates related to President Clinton's proposed health care reform plan in 1993-94, and a Massachusetts public policy ballot referendum to establish a single-payer health care system in the state in 1994.

Other campaigns sought to increase the participation of low-income citizens on city-wide boards, and in the political process, especially through a campaign to replace the all at-large seats on City Council with a system including some ward representatives. Arise worked to defeat the Citizens for Limited Taxation ballot initiative in 1990 and participated in an especially extensive effort for voter registration and mobilization in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Beginning with the People's Quincentenary Celebration in 1992, Arise launched international Solidarity efforts including sending a delegation to Nicaragua in the fall 1996. They established close ties with the New England Central America Network (NECAN) to work on labor rights, environmental degradation, anti-imperialism and militarism, anti-apartheid advocacy.

In the late 1990s Arise joined the Economic Human Rights Campaign of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union of Philadelphia. The Campaign works "to unite the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty," taking as its basis "economic human rights as named in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, such as the rights to food, housing, health, education, communication and a living wage job." 3

Arise began work on HIV/AIDS prevention, awareness, and care in the early 1990s. By 1997 they had developed a program, written a grant, and received funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's HIV/AIDS Bureau to establish and run an HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Program. As with other Arise activities, the Program aimed to provide direct services (such as needle exchange, condom distribution, and health care information) and education aimed at prevention, while also working on larger societal issues. The Program funded establishment of a Sex Worker Outreach Team (SWOT) to promote self-protection among women engaged in, or at risk for being pushed to engage in, sex work in Springfield. SWOT aimed to "develop and share with Arise membership and the wider community a political-economic analysis of sex work and strategies for changing the social and economic conditions which push women into street sex work." The program, under the clinical supervision of Nancy Lyman-Shaver, included monthly individual sessions and group sessions.

In its second year, the group changed its name to Women in Support of Each Other (WISE) "to make ourselves more accessible sounding to women that do not identify with the title sex worker." The group distributed condoms, bleach and water kits, and educational materials. Its long-range goals included improved working conditions for club workers and decriminalization of prostitution, teaching self-advocacy skills, and providing space and resources to help break down barriers between women.

Arise worked with the Springfield Harm Reduction Coalition (ShaRC), the Springfield Users Council and the Springfield Alliance for Needle Exchange (SANE) to attempt implementation of a legal needle exchange program in city of Springfield.

In 2010 Arise listed its key issues and campaigns as economic justice (to make sure people on public assistance get their rights), "digital divide" computer education, free school education to empower individuals, and peace with solidarity and anti-violence work to educate the community about the waging of wars abroad.

As of 2011, Arise and its co-founder Michaelann Bewsee maintain blogs at the following URLs:

Notes
1. Grant proposal to the Haymarket Peoples Fund, 30 Dec 1985.
2. From "Excerpts from the Common Grant Application," circa 1996.
3. Mission statement of the Poor Peoples' Economic Human Rights Campaign.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Arise for Social Justice Records consist of 30.25 linear feet of materials dating from 1956 to 2010. Types of materials include brochures, conference files, correspondence, financial records, flyers, grant proposals and reports, minutes and agendas, speeches, organizations files, photographs, press releases, newsletters and other publications, reports, newspaper clippings, notes, surveys, training materials, subject files, and memorabilia. The bulk of the records date from 1985 to 2000. They provide a remarkably detailed record of the activities, decision-making processes, and political foundation of the organization and its work in coalition with regional, state, national, and international groups. In addition to materials documenting the work of Arise, the records contain a wealth of mailings, newsletters, and other resources produced by wide variety of organizations working for social and economic justice in late twentieth century America. Because Arise also served as an information clearinghouse, the records are rich with resource lists and reference files on a wide variety of subjects compiled to provide background information and serve as source materials for future activities. Major topics found in the records include criminal justice, economic justice, HIV/AIDS prevention, homelessness, housing, poverty, social justice, and welfare rights.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The bulk of the Records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection, although researchers must sign the "Access Agreement Form" before viewing some restricted records (as noted in container listing).

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works created by Arise for Social Justice members and employees as part of their participation in the group. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by persons other than Arise for Social Justice members and employees as part of their participation in the organization may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

"Arise for Social Justice Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass."

History of the Collection

The Arise for Social Justice Board of Directors began donating the organization's records to the Sophia Smith Collection in 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Maida Goodwin, Alyssa Pluss, and Lori Satter, 2012.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
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Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
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Language
English, Spanish
Sponsor
The Arise for Social Justice Records were processed with generous assistance from the Smith College Program for the Study of Women and Gender.
Series Descriptions
(1980-2006, n.d)
3.75 linear ft.

This series provides an overview of the history and administrative structure of Arise for Social Justice, its Board of Directors, committees, and staff. The extensive minutes and reports are especially rich in detail about the workings of the organization. Notebooks, notes, and "to-do" lists kept by various Arise members give a good sense of the day-to-day workings of the organization. Events files document planning and arrangements for enrichment and fundraising events sponsored by the organization. Publications include general information brochures and flyers as well as newsletters and publications by the creative writing group. Arizine, the publication of the WISE (Women in Support of Each Other) group, can be found in SERIES X. HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND EDUCATION.

(1985-2006, n.d.)
1.25 linear ft.

This series contains some records of day-to-day financial business and record keeping, but is primarily related to fundraising. Included are general fundraising mailings as well as grant proposals and reports to foundations and other organizations. Grant-related records are a rich source for detailed descriptions of Arise and its programs and also give a sense of the foundations and organizations funding social justice work in the late-twentieth century.

(1983-2003, n.d.)
.5 linear ft.

Records in this series include extensive materials related to Arise's work to reform the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS) and advocate on behalf of individuals dealing with the Department. There are also records of children's and youth groups within Arise, and advocacy materials related to legislation on a variety of related subjects such as child care and child abuse. Organizations files document Arise's work on strengthening family support mechanisms, preventing teenage pregnancy, and helping to provide employment for youth. Related materials can be found in SERIES IV. CRIMINAL JUSTICE and SERIES XXIII. VIOLENCE.

(1977-2005, n.d.)
1.5 linear ft.

Materials in this series document activities associated with creating an effective and responsible police force, police sensitivity training, crime legislation, prisons and prisoners' rights, alternatives to incarceration, anti-death penalty activism, political prisoners, youth violence, and gangs. Included are materials related to the Springfield, Massachusetts, police department, particularly police-community relations in light of controversial shootings and other incidents in the city. Also documented is Arise's program of advocacy on behalf of individuals within the criminal justice system. Grant proposals and reports in SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS contain additional materials about various Criminal Justice/Community Justice projects.

(1973-2005, n.d.)
.5 linear ft.

This series contains materials about classes, workshops, and training sessions presented by Arise for its members and the general public. Topics include building job skills, self-sufficiency, empowerment and leadership, and organization-building. There are also files on education and training groups and events run by other organizations in which Arise members participated. Reference files document a variety of educational issues and techniques. Grant proposals and reports in SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS contain additional information about the Myles Horton Free School. Related materials can also be found in SERIES XI. HOMELESSNESS, and SERIES XVI. PEER SUPPORT.

(1983-2006, n.d.)
.25 linear ft.

This small series consists primarily of reference materials on resources available to the elderly and on advocacy and service organizations working on elderly issues.

(1985-2006, n.d.)
.25 linear ft.

Materials in this series document Arise's activities related to environmental and environmental justice issues at the local, national, and international level particularly those impacting low-income people.

(1983-2004, n.d.)
.5 linear ft.

This series documents a wide array of activities related to food and hunger, from a Community Garden Project and the establishment of an Arise Food Coop to provide nutritious and low-cost options for obtaining food, to a program to cook and deliver hot meals to homeless families temporarily housed in motels, to Food Stamp eligibility training and advocacy, to involvement with regional, state, and national organizations and campaigns working to address hunger in the United States. Grant proposals and reports in SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS contain additional information about the Food Coop and the Hot Meals Program. Related materials are in SERIES XXIV. WELFARE.

(1985-2005, n.d.)
2 linear ft.

Health Care materials document Arise's early concerns about Medicaid access through statewide and national health care access campaigns in the middle 1990s. In addition to materials documenting Arise's Medicaid advocacy and training sessions, Arise members did research on Medicaid providers and private insurers in the Springfield area. The bulk of the records document mid-1990s work on universal health care campaigns at the national level and the Arise Health Care Access Campaign which advocated for a single-payer health care referendum question on the Massachusetts state ballot in 1994. Subject files document Arise's role as a clearinghouse for information about available health care, the insurance industry, and health care access legislation. Grant proposals and reports in SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS contain additional information about the Health Insurance Access Campaign (aka Arise Health Care Access Campaign).

(1986-2003, n.d.)
2 linear ft.

This series documents Arise's multi-faceted HIV/AIDS work, including efforts to establish a needle exchange program in the city of Springfield, the Sex Worker Outreach Project, and general educational efforts about HIV/AIDS. Included are extensive records of Arise's contract work for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and substantial reference files. Records related to Women in Support of Each Other (WISE) include notes on women's group meetings and issues of Arizine, the magazine published by WISE beginning in 1998. The bulk of the materials date from the late 1990s to 2003.

(1983-2006, n.d.)
1.75 linear ft.

Materials about Arise's work on homelessness include records of direct service initiatives such as Arise's Homeless Action Center, Homeless Support Group, Marsha's Apartment, and Hot Meals Program for homeless people housed in motels. There are also records of state and local committee, task force, and board work, and the organization of vigils, rallies, and other visibility campaigns, such as Sanctuary City (a warm weather "tent city" for homeless people), advocating for more shelter options and affordable housing in Springfield. The series also includes records of work in coalition with organizations such as the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. Materials about shelters include a collection of shelter residents' accounts of violence and mistreatment by staff in these facilities. The content of this series is especially closely connected to materials in SERIES XII. HOUSING. Grant proposals and reports in SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS contain additional information about various projects. Other related materials can also be found in SERIES IX. HEALTH CARE, SERIES XVIII. POVERTY/ECONOMIC JUSTICE, and SERIES XXIV. WELFARE

(1956-2003, n.d.)
5 linear ft.

This series contains materials related to the development of affordable housing and preservation of existing subsidized units. It includes records of advocacy for legislation, work on committees and boards, as well as Arise's collaboration with Service Providers, Inc., to rehabilitate the Rainville Hotel into a single room occupancy residence with in-house support services. Files about the Rainville Hotel project include extensive research materials as well as funding and construction files. Materials in this series also document Arise's work to help meet the need for affordable and transitional housing alternatives suitable for different populations, such as single parent families, the disabled, and the elderly. There are also records of activities aimed at improvement of substandard conditions in private and public low-cost and subsidized housing and advocacy on behalf of tenants. These include work on a 1989 rent control initiative in Springfield, fact sheets and training sessions about tenants' rights, and records of efforts to organize tenants in public and private housing in collaboration with the Massachusetts Tenants Organization (MTO) and the Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants. Materials in this series are especially closely related to those in SERIES XI. HOMELESSNESS. Grant proposals and reports in SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS contain additional information about various projects. Related materials can also be found in SERIES IX. HEALTH CARE, SERIES XVIII. POVERTY/ECONOMIC JUSTICE, and SERIES XXIV. WELFARE.

(1985-2003, n.d.)
.25 linear ft.

Materials in this small series primarily document organizations and legislation related to immigrant and refugee issues which intersect with Arise's social and economic justice activities.

(1983-1999, n.d.)
.5 linear ft.

This small series contains records related to a Job Bank and the Arise Jobs and Skills Committee from the 1990s plus files related to workers' issues such as minimum wage and sexual harassment, as well as materials from state and national organizations seeking to refocus national priorities and advocate for social justice in the workplace. Related materials can be found in SERIES XI. HOMELESSNESS, SERIES XV. PEACE, SERIES XVIII. POVERTY/ECONOMIC JUSTICE, SERIES XX. SOLIDARITY, and SERIES XXIV. WELFARE.

(1982-2005, n.d.)
.25 linear ft.

Materials in this small series document Arise members' participation in demonstrations against the Gulf War and advocacy for a shift in federal budget priorities away from military and defense spending toward social and economic justice issues. Related materials can be found in SERIES XVIII. POVERTY/ECONOMIC JUSTICE, SERIES XX. SOLIDARITY, and SERIES XXIII. VIOLENCE.

(1978-2000, n.d.)
.5 linear ft.

Records in this series document Arise's advocacy training and services, support groups and services for the disabled, veterans, "moms in stress," and GLBT people. A significant portion of the materials are about Arise's Self-Reliance Center/Project which coordinated such things as skills, resources, and tool exchanges. Grant proposals and reports in SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS contain information about various peer support projects. Related materials can also be found in SERIES III. CHILDREN AND YOUTH, SERIES V. EDUCATION AND TRAINING, SERIES XI. HOMELESSNESS, and SERIES XII. HOUSING.

(1956-2005, n.d.)
.75 linear ft.

Materials in this series primarily document work to increase political participation of low-income people through campaigns to register and mobilize voters and to change representation on the Springfield City Council from all at-large seats to some representation by ward. In addition there is information about a variety of third-party candidates and organizations working to reform the election process. Grant proposals and reports in SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS contain additional information about various projects. Related materials can be found in SERIES IX. HEALTH CARE.

(1977-2006, n.d.)
2.25 linear ft.

This series documents work at the core of Arise's mission from its founding. Included is Arise's early work with the statewide "Up to Poverty" campaign of late 1980s which sought to bring welfare benefits up to the federal poverty level. Other projects included early 1990s campaigns to prevent utilities from shutting off low-income customers who fell behind on paying their bills, compilation of a directory of social justice organizations in New England, and work toward a fair tax code, including efforts to defeat a the Citizens for Limited Taxation ballot initiative in Massachusetts in 1990. Arise also established a Speakers Bureau through which low-income people could speak for themselves, promoting self-esteem and educating the community at large to its common interest in social and economic justice. Speakers Bureau members presented testimony before the state legislature and its committees, spoke at rallies and vigils, to church and community groups and organizations, in classrooms at area colleges, and at conferences. The records in this series include detailed planning materials for a proposed New England People's Economic Summit in 1996 that was ultimately cancelled. There are also materials detailing Arise's participation in the Kensington Welfare Rights Union's Economic Human Rights Campaign which advocates for the economic human rights of housing, health care, a living wage job, and education as named in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. There are also files related to many organizations working on changing national budget priorities to address income disparity. There are also extensive reference files on subjects such as banking, the state and federal budget, community development, economic sustainability, and trade. Related materials can also be found in SERIES XI. HOMELESSNESS, SERIES XII. HOUSING, SERIES XV. PEACE, and SERIES XXIV. WELFARE.

(1988-2005, n.d.)
.25 linear ft.

This small series documents efforts to confront racism within Arise and collaborations with other Connecticut River Valley organizations seeking to address racism in the community.

(1987-2002, n.d.)
.75 linear ft.

Materials in this series document work aimed at the integration of issues and activities with low-income people outside of the U.S., particularly in central and south America, especially the effects of the U.S. lifestyle and standard of living on other people and places. Included are files related to hosting visits from Nicaraguan women and a return visit by Arise members to Nicaragua. Arise worked closely with the New England Central America Network (NECAN) for much of the 1990s and with other organizations such as the Western Massachusetts Coalition Against Apartheid, the Springfield Area Central America Project, the Central America Solidarity Association and the American Friends Service Committee. Files document rallies, vigils, and public education events, such as the People's Quincentenary Celebration 1992 which presented an alternative interpretation of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. Grant proposals and reports in SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS contain additional information about various projects. Related materials can also be found in SERIES VII. ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, SERIES XV. PEACE, and SERIES XVIII. POVERTY/ECONOMIC JUSTICE.

(1984-2005, n.d.)
.5 linear ft.

This series documents Arise's involvement with the local community as it advocated for low-income residents and sought funding, members, and partner organizations. Arise's wide-ranging mission and activities can be seen in the range of organizations represented, from churches to neighborhood councils, to NOW and the League of Women Voters, to Community Resources Against Community Killers (CRACK). The most extensive files in the series are those associated with Arise's role as a delegate agency for the Springfield Action Commission. Materials include correspondence, notes on meetings, newsletters, and clippings.

(1985-2005, n.d.)
.25 linear ft.

This small series contains materials about Arise members' participation in conferences and groups working on substance abuse issues. Related materials can be found in SERIES X. HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND EDUCATION.

(1985-2006, n.d.)
.5 linear ft.

Materials in this series are primarily related to violence against women. Included are reference files and resource materials about local organizations and services available to victims of sexual assault, and to battered women. Arise was especially active in the middle 1990s organizing a series of vigils in honor of women murdered by partners and ex-partners as well as training and events aimed at improving media coverage of domestic violence. Related materials can be found in SERIES III. CHILDREN AND YOUTH which contains materials about gang and youth violence, and SERIES IV. CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

(1984-2001, n.d.)
2.25 linear ft.

This series documents Arise's work related to the welfare system. Various federal and state social support programs are included, such as Food Stamps; Transitional Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); General Relief (GR); Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); Children's Clothing Allowance, Emergency Assistance (EA); Chapter 707 Rental Assistance Program (707); Emergency Assistance to Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC); Supplemental Security Income (SSI); and Transitional Assistance to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC). From its early work to increase benefits in order to bring them up to the federal poverty level, through various state and national "reforms," Arise organized demonstrations, rallies, and speak outs, lobbied and testified at hearings, gathered petitions, participated in conferences and workshops, served as a general information resource, and provided training. Arise members served on state and local committees, discussion groups, and advisory boards, and cooperated with a wide variety of organizations working for the rights of welfare recipients, and to influence welfare policy and reform. The files are especially rich in fact sheets, reference, and training materials about the specifics of the various programs and the many changes to them through the 1980s and 1990s. They also reveal some of the ways groups sought to counter the prevailing narratives about welfare recipients, welfare fraud, and the efficacy of state and national welfare reforms, time limits, and welfare to work programs. Grant proposals and reports in SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS contain additional information about various projects. Additional materials about Food Stamps and WIC are in in SERIES VIII. FOOD AND HUNGER. Related materials can be found in SERIES XII. HOUSING, SERIES XI. HOMELESSNESS, and SERIES XVIII. POVERTY/ECONOMIC JUSTICE.


.25 linear ft.

This series contains a small collection of photographs of Arise members and activities. Most are unlabeled and undated.

(1985-2006, n.d.)
1.5 linear ft.

Restrictions on access:

Researchers must sign an access agreement form before viewing these files.

Restricted materials include information about Arise's financial donors; case files for individuals helped through Arise's Citizen Advocacy program; records on individuals who worked with Arise as part of their Community Service; and intake and referral forms for food, clothes, and shelter.

(1989-2002, n.d.)
.25 linear ft.

Oversize materials include posters, newsletters, clippings, and other materials.

Contents List
SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION



General


Box
General information re goals/programs/campaigns of Arise
1987-93, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1-2
"Arise and Be Heard: an analysis of grass-roots organizing in Springfield, Massachusetts" by Debra A. Joyce, paper for a Women's Studies seminar
1986

Box 1: folder 3
Brochures, flyers, and information sheets re: Arise
n.d.

Box 1: folder 4-5
By-laws
1988-95, n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
"Early Arise" chronological file
1985-89

Box 1: folder 7
Incorporation
n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Media



General
1990-2001, n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Media mailing lists
1999, n.d.

Box 1: folder 10
Newspaper clippings
1985-2003, n.d.

Box 1: folder 11-13
Press releases
1985-2005

Box 1: folder 14-15
Reference file
1985-2000, n.d.

Box 1: folder 16
Organization charts
n.d.

Box 1: folder 17
Organization development
1992-2002, n.d.

Box 1: folder 18
Purpose statements
n.d.

Box 1: folder 19
Policies



General
1995-97, n.d.

Box 1: folder 20
Personnel
1992-96, n.d.

Box 1: folder 21
Personnel policies reference file
1991-92, n.d.

Box 1: folder 22
Web site
1999, n.d.

Box 1: folder 23
Annual meetings
1987-89, 1992-99, 2001-2005, n.d.

Box 1: folder 24-37
Board of Directors



General
1991, n.d.

Box 1: folder 38
Rosters
1989-2003, n.d.

Box 1: folder 39
Meetings; minutes, agendas, and notes



1985-Apr 1993

Box 1: folder 40-50
May 1993-2006, n.d.

Box 2: folder 1-22
Correspondence
1988-2004, n.d.

Box 2: folder 23-36
Retreats
1987, 1998, 2005

Box 2: folder 37-41
Committees



General
1993, n.d.

Box 2: folder 42
Meetings sign-in sheets
1992-94, n.d.

Box 2: folder 43
Lists of committees
circa 1989-97, n.d.

Box 2: folder 44
Rosters
1990, 2003, n.d.

Box 2: folder 45
Training and procedures
1993, n.d.

Box 2: folder 46
Action Team
1995, n.d.

Box 2: folder 47
Ad-hoc Committee
1994

Box 2: folder 48
Communications Committee
n.d.

Box 2: folder 49
Coordinating Committee
1994

Box 2: folder 50
Executive Committee
1989, 1993

Box 2: folder 51
Interim Steering Committee
1995

Box 2: folder 52
Long-Range Planning Committee



Minutes, agenda, and notes
1988-96, n.d.

Box 2: folder 53-59
Survey
circa 1988

Box 2: folder 60
Nominating Committee
1991

Box 2: folder 61
Personnel Committee
1987-93

Box 2: folder 62
Workplace Democracy Committee
1996

Box 2: folder 63
Membership and Outreach



General
1987-99, n.d.

Box 2: folder 64
Correspondence
1985-95, n.d.

Box 2: folder 65
Flyers
n.d.

Box 2: folder 66
Forms and questionnaires
1988-96, n.d.

Box 2: folder 67
Meetings
1985-96, n.d.

Box 2: folder 68-74
Lists
1985-2003, n.d.

Box 2: folder 75
Phone list/phone tree
n.d.

Box 2: folder 76
Survey
n.d.

Box 2: folder 77
Sign-in sheets from meetings and events
1991-2004, n.d.

Box 2: folder 78
Office



General
1986-94, n.d.

Box 2: folder 79
501 Worthington St
1992-94, n.d.

Box 2: folder 80
718 State St. (Goodwill Industries building)
1989-99, n.d.

Box 2: folder 81
Almighty Latin King Queen Nation (ALKQN) space sharing
1997

Box 3: folder 1
Calendar [incomplete]
1987-2002, n.d.

Box 3: folder 2
Committee
1993

Box 3: folder 3
Fax log and phone logs
1986-2000, n.d.

Box 3: folder 4-14
Forms (blank)
n.d.

Box 3: folder 15-16
"Log In-Out Book,"
2003-04

Box 3: folder 17
Mailing lists
1993, n.d.

Box 3: folder 18-19
Notes and "to do" lists



Miscellaneous
1989-2004, n.d.

Box 3: folder 20-21
Hugh Birdwell notebook
1993

Box 3: folder 22
Marsha Burnett notebook
1993

Box 3: folder 23
Jeremy Smith notebook '
1997-99

Box 3: folder 24
Office Manager reports
1991, n.d.

Box 3: folder 25
Office procedures
1999, n.d.

Box 3: folder 26
Western Massachusetts Legal Services, Inc.
1997-99, n.d.

Box 3: folder 27
Staff



General
1991, n.d.

Box 3: folder 28
Curriculum vitae and biographical materials
1993, n.d.

Box 3: folder 29
Division of Employment Security and Department of Revenue: taxes and unemployment insurance
1987-93, n.d.

Box 3: folder 30
Department of Employment and Training report
1991

Box 3: folder 31
Grievances/incidents
1992, 1999

Box 3: folder 32
Job descriptions
1992-93, n.d.

Box 3: folder 33
Performance evaluation forms
n.d.

Box 3: folder 34
Staff meetings
1986-2002, n.d.

Box 3: folder 35-36
Staff reports
1987-88, n.d.

Box 3: folder 37
Time and Attendance reports/Activity Reports
1987-2000, n.d.

Box 3: folder 38
Worker time sheets/Sign-in sheets
1989-90

Box 3: folder 39-43
Internships



General
1989, 1999, n.d.

Box 3: folder 44
Correspondence with area colleges
1988-2000, n.d.

Box 3: folder 45
Arise/New England Central American Network Intern
n.d.

Box 3: folder 46
Campus Organizing Project
1999-2000

Box 3: folder 47
Internship Journal, Cathy McNally
summer 1988

Box 3: folder 48
Outreach Internship Log Book
summer 1997

Box 3: folder 49
Volunteers



General
1986-2004, n.d.

Box 4: folder 1
Questionnaire
1992

Box 4: folder 2
Survey
n.d.

Box 4: folder 3
Vista
1989-94, n.d.

Box 4: folder 4
Correspondence



Incoming
1985-2006, n.d.

Box 4: folder 5-11
Outgoing
1986-99, n.d.

Box 4: folder 12-14
Events



Miscellaneous
1987-99, n.d.

Box 4: folder 15
Blanket Giveaway
1992-93

Box 4: folder 16
Block Party
1987

Box 4: folder 17
Christmas Party for Homeless Children
1987-93, n.d.

Box 4: folder 18-25
Circus Party
1987

Box 4: folder 26
Clothing Giveaway, 199-91


Box 4: folder 27
Council of Churches Mothers Fund Family Outings
1988, n.d.

Box 4: folder 28
Eastern States Exposition bus trip
1988

Box 4: folder 29
Family Day at Coney Island
1988

Box 4: folder 30
Recognition Dinner
2005-06

Box 4: folder 31
Reference file
1989, 1994, n.d.

Box 4: folder 32
Publications



Buttons "to be done"
n.d.

Box 4: folder 33
Graphics
n.d.

Box 4: folder 34
Poetry
n.d.

Box 4: folder 35
Membership Memo/Memo
1994-2000

Box 4: folder 36
Newsletter



1988

Box 4: folder 37
Our Voices Heard
1990-95

Box 4: folder 38
2002-10

Box 4: folder 39
Surviving Together
2003

Box 4: folder 40
Taking it to the Streets
2005-06

Box 4: folder 41
Unidentified undated pages


Box 4: folder 42A



Words of the People [creative writing group]
n.d.

Box 4: folder 42B
The Voice
2002, n.d.

Box 4: folder 43
Resources



Brochures and lists for referrals
1993-2005, n.d.

Box 4: folder 44-45
Songs, poems, cartoons, and inspirational quotes
1993-2003, n.d.

Box 4: folder 46
Statistics
1980-97, n.d.

Box 4: folder 47
SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS



Arise Fiscal Committee
1987-2003, n.d.

Box 4: folder 48
Arise Loan Fund
2003-2004, n.d.

Box 4: folder 49
Bookkeeping
1988-2004, n.d.

Box 4: folder 50-52
Budget
1988-2005, n.d.

Box 4: folder 53
Financial statements
1987-2006, n.d.

Box 4: folder 54-55
Fundraising



General
1993-2003, n.d.

Box 5: folder 1
Plan
2004-05

Box 5: folder 2
Arise Fundraising Committee
1986-93, n.d.

Box 5: folder 3
Arise Resource Development Committee
1993-2004, n.d.

Box 5: folder 4-5
Appeal letters



General
1989-2010, n.d.

Box 5: folder 6
May 1993

Box 5: folder 7
Organizers' training
1999

Box 5: folder 8
Marsha's Apartment
2004-05

Box 5: folder 9
Corporate Giving program
n.d.

Box 5: folder 10
Events



Miscellaneous
1987-2005, n.d.

Box 5: folder 11
Block Party
Aug 1986

Box 5: folder 12
Cheap Chic Fashion Show
May 1987

Box 5: folder 13
Raffle
1987, 1993

Box 5: folder 14-15
Spring Fling/BYOB Dance
1988-89

Box 5: folder 16
Grants



General
1993-2001, n.d.

Box 5: folder 17
Grantwriting
1991-2004, n.d.

Box 5: folder 18
Proposals and reports



General support



Miscellaneous
1994-97, n.d.

Box 5: folder 19
Anonymous donor
2000-01

Box 5: folder 20
Haymarket People's Fund
1986, 1999

Box 5: folder 21-22
Norman Foundation
1992-94

Box 5: folder 23
Springfield Action Commission
1986

Box 5: folder 24
Archives of Poor People's History, Skaggs Foundation
1993

Box 5: folder 25
Be a Father to Your Child Workshops, Springfield Infant Mortality and Teenage Pregnancy Coalition
1992

Box 5: folder 26
Criminal Justice/Community Justice



Community Justice, Campaign for Human Development
1997-98

Box 5: folder 27
Community Policing, Resist
circa 1998

Box 5: folder 28
Criminal Justice Project



Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
1995

Box 5: folder 29
Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation
1993

Box 5: folder 30
Criminal Justice Committee development, Haymarket People's Fund
1993

Box 5: folder 31
Know Your Rights Project, Campaign for Human Development
1997

Box 5: folder 32
Restorative Justice is Smart on Crime, Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation
2004

Box 5: folder 33
SpY 4 Justice (Springfield Youth for Justice), to unknown grantmaker
1994

Box 5: folder 34
Department of Social Services system change organizing proposal to Campaign for Human Development


Box 5: folder 35
Economic Human Rights Project, to various grantmakers
1999, n.d.

Box 5: folder 36
Empowerment



Empowerment Workshops, Discount Foundation
1992

Box 5: folder 37
Empowerment Workshops for Low-Income Women



Agnes Lindsay Trust
1993

Box 5: folder 38
Family Community Leadership Mini-Grant
1992

Box 5: folder 39
Teenage Empowerment Workshop Series, Springfield Infant Mortality and Teenage Pregnancy Coalition
1991

Box 5: folder 40
Family Support, Education, and Advocacy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
1993

Box 5: folder 41
Food Coop
1996

Box 5: folder 42
Health Insurance Access Campaign



Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 5: folder 43
Ben and Jerry's Foundation
1993

Box 5: folder 44
Families U.S.A.
1993

Box 5: folder 45
Haymarket People's Fund
1993

Box 5: folder 46
Public Welfare Foundation
1992

Box 5: folder 47
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
1992

Box 5: folder 48
Hot Meals Program, United Way
1989, n.d.

Box 5: folder 49
Housing/Homelessness



Various projects, Fund for the Hungry and Homeless
1988-93

Box 5: folder 50
Eviction Prevention Program, United Way of Pioneer Valley
n.d.

Box 5: folder 51
Mason Square Neighborhood Community Land Trust, generic proposal
n.d.

Box 5: folder 52
Neighborhood Community Land Trust Project, Discount Foundation
1993

Box 5: folder 53
Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Housing (with Service Providers, Inc.)



Institute for Community Economics Revolving Loan Fund
n.d.

Box 5: folder 54
Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development, Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
1985-98

Box 5: folder 55
Public Welfare Foundation
n.d.

Box 5: folder 56
Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Tenants' Union Organizing, Discount Foundation
1993

Box 5: folder 57
Springfield Initiative (with Open Pantry Community Services), unidentified U.S. Government program
1994

Box 5: folder 58
Transitional Housing for One Parent Families Project, United Way of Pioneer Valley
1987

Box 5: folder 59
Winter Overflow Shelter emergency funding, Haymarket People's Fund
1992

Box 5: folder 60
Myles Horton Free School, Peace Development Fund
1996

Box 5: folder 61
Neighborhood Freedom Choir, to unknown grantmaker
n.d.

Box 5: folder 62
New England People's Economic Summit



Haymarket People's Fund
1996-99

Box 5: folder 63
Lawson Valentine Foundation
1996

Box 5: folder 64
People Living with AIDS Consumer Group, unknown
n.d.

Box 5: folder 65
People's Quincentenary Celebration, Warren Plaut Memorial Fund
1992

Box 5: folder 66
Political Reform/Voter Education



Organizers' Training Project, Xeric Foundation
1999

Box 5: folder 67
Political Reform in Springfield, Ford Foundation
1994

Box 5: folder 68
Voter Education Committee, Piper Fund
1999

Box 5: folder 69
Ward Representation Campaign, Community Training and Assistance Center
n.d.

Box 5: folder 70
Self-Reliance Center



To various grantmakers
1992-94, n.d.

Box 5: folder 71
Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation
1992

Box 5: folder 72
Solidarity



Miscellaneous
1992

Box 5: folder 73
U.S. Nicaragua Low-Income Links Project, Tides Foundation
1995

Box 5: folder 74
Truth Squad Speakers' Bureau, to various grantmakers
1997-2000

Box 5: folder 75
Volunteer Coordinator, Mott Foundation
1987

Box 5: folder 76
Welfare



Miscellaneous
1985, 1997, n.d.

Box 5: folder 77
Economic Survival Coaltion (with Women's Alliance), unspecified
1997-99

Box 5: folder 78
Welfare Rights Organizing Project, Peace Development Fund
1995-96

Box 5: folder 79
Working Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts Chapter establishment, Catholic Campaign for Human Development
1999

Box 5: folder 80
Youth Conference, various
1997

Box 5: folder 81
Reference files



General
1989-2004, n.d.

Box 5: folder 82
Foundation/Fund research
1985-2004, n.d.

Box 5: folder 83-86
Workshops
1993

Box 5: folder 87
Miscellaneous
1995-2003, n.d.

Box 5: folder 88
Reports
1989-93

Box 5: folder 89
Taxes
1988-2005, n.d.

Box 5: folder 90-91
Tax exemption certificates
1987, 1992

Box 5: folder 92
SERIES III. CHILDREN AND YOUTH

[see also SERIES IV. CRIMINAL JUSTICE, SERIES IX. HEALTH CARE, and the restricted materials]




Department of Social Services (DSS) Advocacy? Reform?



General
1986-99, n.d.

Box 6: folder 1
Clippings
1986-94, n.d.

Box 6: folder 2
Arise Justice for Parents and Children Under DSS Advisory Board
1986, n.d.

Box 6: folder 3
Arise DSS Committee
1991-94, n.d.

Box 6: folder 4
Arise DSS Support Group



General
1992-94, n.d.

Box 6: folder 5
Meeting notes
1992-94, n.d.

Box 6: folder 6-9
[Arise] Children and Parents' Advocates (CAPA)
1993-94, n.d.

Box 6: folder 10
Play and rally "State of Destruction"
16 Jul 1992

Box 6: folder 11
Training materials and fact sheets
n.d.

Box 6: folder 12-13
The Kids in Arise [group for children]
1989, n.d.

Box 6: folder 14
Arise Youth Group



General
1998, n.d.

Box 6: folder 15
Conference, "Be a Father to Your Child,"
1993

Box 6: folder 16
Legislation



General
1992-93, n.d.

Box 6: folder 17
ACE (Affordable Childcare for Everyone) Bill
1993-98, n.d.

Box 6: folder 18
H4247 (Child Abuse)
1997-98

Box 6: folder 19
Organizations



Alliance for the Rights of Children (ARCH)
1993

Box 6: folder 20
Massachusetts Department of Social Services



Area 4 Advisory Board
1985

Box 6: folder 21
Forms and regulations
1983-98, n.d.

Box 6: folder 22
Family Law Task Force, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
1994

Box 6: folder 23
Single Parent Interactive Network (SPIN)
1993, n.d.

Box 6: folder 24
Special Committee on Family Support and the Child Welfare System
1992-95, n.d.

Box 6: folder 25
Springfield Infant Mortality and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition
1985-94, n.d.

Box 6: folder 26
Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYETP), New England Farmworkers Council
1990-99, n.d.

Box 6: folder 27
Subject files



General and miscellaneous
1984-97, n.d.

Box 6: folder 28
Adoption/Foster care
1986-2003, n.d.

Box 6: folder 29
Child abuse and neglect
1992-94, n.d.

Box 6: folder 30
Child abuse and child psychiatry
1979-95, n.d.

Box 6: folder 31
Child care and Day care
1985-97, n.d.

Box 6: folder 32
Child custody
1987-98

Box 6: folder 33
Child support
1988-95

Box 6: folder 34
Children and poverty
1990-98

Box 6: folder 35
Gangs
n.d.

Box 6: folder 36
Parenting
1991-95, n.d.

Box 6: folder 37
Teenage pregnancy
n.d.

Box 6: folder 38
SERIES IV. CRIMINAL JUSTICE

[see also SERIES II. FINANCIAL MATERIALS and SERIES XXIII. VIOLENCE]




Arise Criminal Justice Committee



General
1992-96, n.d.

Box 6: folder 39-42
Campaign for a Responsible Police Commission
1995

Box 6: folder 43
1988-94, n.d.

Box 6: folder 44
Criminal Justice Project grant
1993-95

Box 6: folder 45
Know Your Rights Project



General
1994-98, n.d.

Box 6: folder 46
Criminal Justice Advocacy Training
Oct 1994

Box 6: folder 47
Pamphlet
1994

Box 6: folder 48
Lawsuit, Officer Robert McFarlin vs. Arise
1995

Box 6: folder 49
Police Complaint Advocacy Training
1997

Box 6: folder 50
Criminal Justice Survey
n.d.

Box 6: folder 51
Arise Community Justice Committee



General
1996-99, n.d.

Box 6: folder 52
Community Justice Survey
1998

Box 6: folder 53
Alternatives to Incarceration petition
n.d.

Box 6: folder 54
Crime



General
1992-98, n.d.

Box 6: folder 55
Crime bills
1993-94, n.d.

Box 6: folder 56
Victims/Survivors
1996-2000

Box 6: folder 57
Criminal Justice System



General
1990-2004, n.d.

Box 6: folder 58
American Friends Service Committee Criminal Justice Program
1992-2001, n.d.

Box 6: folder 59
Political prisoners
1992-2003, n.d.

Box 7: folder 1
Sentencing/mandatory minimums
1993-2004, n.d.

Box 7: folder 2
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)
1990, 2005, n.d.

Box 7: folder 3
Death penalty



General
1977-2005, n.d.

Box 7: folder 4
Judge Albert Sabo, Pennsylvania
1997-98

Box 7: folder 5
Massachusetts legislative hearing
1 Jul 1994

Box 7: folder 6
Miscellaneous cases
1993-98, n.d.

Box 7: folder 7
Mumia Abu-Jamal case
1994-98, nd.

Box 7: folder 8-9
Organizations



Coalition Against Violence and the Death Penalty (CAVDP)
2001, n.d.

Box 7: folder 10
Equal Justice USA
1997, n.d.

Box 7: folder 11
Massachusetts Coalition Against the Death Penalty
1991-2001, n.d.

Box 7: folder 12
National Coalition Against the Death Penalty
1994-98, n.d.

Box 7: folder 13
Massachusetts Justice Network
1992-94

Box 7: folder 14
Police--General



Abuse/violence



General
1991-98, n.d.

Box 7: folder 15
Coalition Against Police Abuse (CAPA), Los Angeles
1993-95

Box 7: folder 16
"Fighting Police Abuse: A Community Action Manual," ACLU
1992

Box 7: folder 17
Civilian review of police: general
1991-95

Box 7: folder 18
Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, national and international (NACOLE, IACOLE)
1994-95, n.d.

Box 7: folder 19
National Coalition on Police Accountability (N-COPA)
1995-96

Box 7: folder 20
Police-Springfield and Pioneer Valley



General
1993-98, n.d.

Box 7: folder 21
Brutality/violence
1996-2004, n.d.

Box 7: folder 22
Chief selection process
1995, n.d.

Box 7: folder 23
Citizens' complaints
1995-98, n.d.

Box 7: folder 24
Citizen Review Board
1992-95, n.d.

Box 7: folder 25
Community Policing



General
1993-98, n.d.

Box 7: folder 26
Citizens for Effective Community Policing (CECP)
1994-95, n.d.

Box 7: folder 27
Fryar, Charles case
1993-95, n.d.

Box 7: folder 28
Police-Community relations
1992-97, n.d.

Box 7: folder 29
Octagon Lounge incident
1965-95, n.d.

Box 7: folder 30
October 22 Coalition, National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality
1998

Box 7: folder 31
Quinn Bill and attack on City Councilor Morris Jones
1990-94

Box 7: folder 32
Rally following Rodney King verdict
1992-93, n.d.

Box 7: folder 33
Report, "Policing Springfield,"
1993

Box 7: folder 34
Schoolfield, Benjamin shooting



General
1993-99, n.d.

Box 7: folder 35
Party for officer Don Brown
1994, n.d.

Box 7: folder 36
Springfield Dialogue
1994-95

Box 7: folder 37
Prisons and jails



General



National
1994-2001, n.d.

Box 7: folder 38
Massachusetts
1990-2004, n.d.

Box 7: folder 39
Campaign to Stop Construction of the Chicopee Women's Prison, Springfield Harm Reduction Coalition (ShaRC)
2003-2005, n.d.

Box 7: folder 40
Class Action lawsuit vs. NYNEX
1994-95

Box 7: folder 41-42
Health care
1994, 1999

Box 7: folder 43
Interfaith Prison Pilgrimage
1997-2000

Box 7: folder 44
Massachusetts Department of Corrections policies
1994, n.d.

Box 7: folder 45
Prison Awareness Week
1996, n.d.

Box 7: folder 46
Prison Connections newsletter
1996-98

Box 7: folder 47
Private prisons
1998

Box 8: folder 1
Too Many Americans in Prison Summit
April 1995

Box 8: folder 2
Women/mothers in criminal justice system



General
1992-2001, n.d.

Box 8: folder 3
YWCA Female Offender Program
n.d.

Box 8: folder 4
Youth violence



General
1988-97, n.d.

Box 8: folder 5
Gangs



General
1992-94, n.d.

Box 8: folder 6
Community in Support of the Gang Truce, Los Angeles
n.d.

Box 8: folder 7
Springfield
1994-95, n.d.

Box 8: folder 8
Youth curfew, Springfield
1995-96

Box 8: folder 9
SERIES V. EDUCATION AND TRAINING



Arise



General training manual
1994, n.d.

Box 8: folder 10
Board training
1986-2003

Box 8: folder 11
Workshops and presentations



General and miscellaneous
1988-2004, n.d.

Box 8: folder 12
Advocacy
1992, n.d.

Box 8: folder 13
Basic Maintenance
1994, n.d.

Box 8: folder 14
Basic Secretarial Skills
1993-94, n.d.

Box 8: folder 15
Building Church Relationships
1998, n.d.

Box 8: folder 16
Civil disobedience
1998, n.d.

Box 8: folder 17
Coalitions
n.d.

Box 8: folder 18
Community Organizing
1973-96, n.d.

Box 8: folder 19
Conflict Resolution
n.d.

Box 8: folder 20
Credit Counseling
1985, n.d.

Box 8: folder 21
Diversity
n.d.

Box 8: folder 22
Doorknocking and Outreach
n.d.

Box 8: folder 23
Empowerment
1989-93, n.d.

Box 8: folder 24
Leadership
1982, n.d.

Box 8: folder 25
Lobbying
1985, n.d.

Box 8: folder 26
Media
2001, n.d.

Box 8: folder 27
Meetings
1984, n.d.

Box 8: folder 28
Organization Development
n.d.

Box 8: folder 29
Outreach
n.d.

Box 8: folder 30
Petitioning
n.d.

Box 8: folder 31
Political Education
1992, n.d.

Box 8: folder 32
Positive Thinking Seminar
1987

Box 8: folder 33
Root Cause Training
1999

Box 8: folder 34
Self motivation
1987

Box 8: folder 35
Stress
n.d.

Box 8: folder 36
Myles Horton Free School
1994, 1997-2001, n.d.

Box 8: folder 37-39
1992, 2005, n.d.

Box 8: folder 40
Other organizations



Center for Popular Economics
1986-96, n.d.

Box 8: folder 41
Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC)
n.d.

Box 8: folder 42
Family Community Leadership Training Institute
1991-92

Box 8: folder 43-44
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), Challenge and Change: Legal Services in the '90s series
n.d.

Box 8: folder 45
New World Theatre Arts Partners Project
1994, n.d.

Box 8: folder 46
Organizing and Leadership Training Center (OLTC)
1986-87, n.d.

Box 8: folder 47
Western Massachusetts Regional Popular Educators
2000

Box 8: folder 48
Reference files



Education, general and miscellaneous
1988-98, n.d.

Box 8: folder 49
Consumer education
1987-97, n.d.

Box 8: folder 50
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
1999-2000, n.d.

Box 8: folder 51
New England Education Loan Marketing Association (Nellie Mae)
1997-98, n.d.

Box 8: folder 52
Popular and people's education
2001-02, nd.

Box 8: folder 53
Springfield and area schools
1992-2003, n.d.

Box 8: folder 54
Training resources, miscellaneous
1988-99, n.d.

Box 8: folder 55
SERIES VI. ELDERLY



General
1976-96, n.d.

Box 8: folder 56
Health care



General
1983-93, n.d.

Box 8: folder 57
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA)
n.d.

Box 8: folder 58
Organizations



General
1989-91, n.d.

Box 8: folder 59
Gray Panthers
1979-93, n.d.

Box 8: folder 60
Massachusetts Senior Action Council
1988-93

Box 8: folder 61
Social Security
1983-98, n.d.

Box 8: folder 62
Volunteering
1993-2006, n.d.

Box 8: folder 63
SERIES VII. ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE



General
1985-2006, n.d.

Box 8: folder 64-65
Arise
n.d.

Box 8: folder 66
Economic Sustainability
1992-93, n.d.

Box 9: folder 1
Healthy Schools Network
1997

Box 9: folder 2
Save James Bay
1991-92

Box 9: folder 3
Toxics Action Center
1996-98, n.d.

Box 9: folder 4
SERIES VIII. FOOD/HUNGER

[see also Restricted materials]




Arise Community Garden Project
1994, n.d.

Box 9: folder 5



General
1989-98, n.d.

Box 9: folder 6
Committee
1996-97, n.d.

Box 9: folder 7
Brochures
1996, n.d.

Box 9: folder 8
Northeast Cooperatives
1995-98, n.d.

Box 9: folder 9
Reference file re: cooperatives
1993-96, n.d.

Box 9: folder 10
Arise Hot Meals Program
1987-89, n.d.


Note:
General
1983-92, n.d.

Box 9: folder 11
Financial
1987-89, n.d.

Box 9: folder 12
Menus
1987-89, n.d.

Box 9: folder 13
Worksheets
1987-88, n.d.

Box 9: folder 14
Food/hunger: general
1983-96, n.d.

Box 9: folder 15
Food and nutrition fact sheets
1990, n.d.

Box 9: folder 16
Food Banks
1988-2004, n.d.

Box 9: folder 17
Food For All
1990-95, n.d.

Box 9: folder 18
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)



General
1989-97, n.d.

Box 9: folder 19-20
Campaign to End Childhood Hunger
1991-92

Box 9: folder 21
Community Childhood Hunger Identification Project: A Survey of Childhood Hunger in the United States
1995

Box 9: folder 22
Foodlines newsletter
1988-93

Box 9: folder 23



General
1988-97, n.d.

Box 9: folder 24
Advocacy and training
1997

Box 9: folder 25
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Basic Benefits Training: Food Stamps
1993

Box 9: folder 26
Project Bread Food Stamps Hotline
1992, n.d.

Box 9: folder 27
Hunger in Massachusetts
1987-91, n.d.

Box 9: folder 28
Massachusetts Anti-Hunger Coalition



General
1988-89

Box 9: folder 29
Training, Springfield
1989

Box 9: folder 30
Massachusetts Nutrition Board
1989

Box 9: folder 31
Medford Declaration to End Hunger in the U.S.
1989-92, n.d.

Box 9: folder 32
Open Pantry Community Services
1987-97, n.d.

Box 9: folder 33
U.S. Department of Agriculture



Summer Food Service Programs
1987-92

Box 9: folder 34
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program



General
1985, n.d.

Box 9: folder 35
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities



General
1992-92

Box 9: folder 36
The WIC Project
1993

Box 9: folder 37
SERIES IX. HEALTH CARE



Arise Health Care Committee



General
1985-97, n.d.

Box 9: folder 38-42
Notebook
Sep-Dec 1996

Box 9: folder 43
Arise Member Health Care Questionnaire
1994

Box 9: folder 44
Health Care Access Information Line
1995, n.d.

Box 9: folder 45
Health Care/Health Insurance Access Questionnaire
circa 1993

Box 9: folder 46
Neighborhood Health Center, Mason Square
1993-95, n.d.

Box 9: folder 47
Telephone poll of Medicaid providers
1990

Box 9: folder 48
Wellness groups
1987-94, n.d.

Box 9: folder 49
Arise Health Care Access Campaign (aka Health Insurance Access Campaign)



General
1993-94, n.d.

Box 10: folder 1
Coalition



Research
1993

Box 10: folder 2
Fair Care Coalition/Cuidado de Salud para Todas



General
1993-94, n.d.

Box 10: folder 3-4
Press conference
23 Sep 1993

Box 10: folder 5
Meeting packet
13 Oct 1993

Box 10: folder 6
Protest at Senator Kennedy hearing
25 Oct 1993

Box 10: folder 7
Stark/Wellstone bill
Nov 1993

Box 10: folder 8
Franklin/Hampshire Health Care Coalition (F/HHCC)
1993-96, n.d.

Box 10: folder 9
Single Payer Across the Nation (SPAN)
1994, n.d.

Box 10: folder 10
State-wide Campaign for a Single Payer Health Care Referendum
1993-95

Box 10: folder 11
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)



General
1993-98, n.d.

Box 10: folder 12-13
Conference, "Universal Health Care: Setting a Course for '95 and Beyond"
Oct 1994

Box 10: folder 14
Grant funding
1995-97

Box 10: folder 15
Reports to Arise Board
1993-94

Box 10: folder 16
Notes for presentation
n.d.

Box 10: folder 17
Insurance research



General
1993

Box 10: folder 18
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO)
1993

Box 10: folder 19
Insurance companies
1992-93, n.d.

Box 10: folder 20
Small business advertising campaign
circa 1994

Box 10: folder 21
Single payer public policy ballot referendum



General
1993-94

Box 10: folder 22
Petitioning
1994

Box 10: folder 23
Clippings
1985-98, n.d.

Box 10: folder 24-26
Conferences and summits



Family Health Summit: Infant Survival, Western New England College
4 Jun 1993

Box 10: folder 27
"The Fight for Abortion Rights and Reproductive Freedom," Hampshire College
1993-94, 1997-98

Box 10: folder 28-29
Legislation (proposed)



National, miscellaneous
1990-94, n.d.

Box 10: folder 30
American Health Security Act of
1993

Box 10: folder 31
Clinton Health Care Plan
1993-94

Box 10: folder 32-33
Wellstone bill (S491)
1993-94

Box 10: folder 34
Massachusetts
1987-2005, n.d.

Box 10: folder 35
Organizations and programs



Miscellaneous
circa 1988-2000, n.d.

Box 10: folder 36
Alliance for the Mentally Ill (AMI) of Western Massachusetts
1986-88

Box 10: folder 37
American Public Health Association (APHA)
1993, n.d.

Box 10: folder 38
Baystate Medical Center: Conversations in Community Health
1993-96, n.d.

Box 10: folder 39
Commonhealth
1992-93, n.d.

Box 10: folder 40
Families USA: Health Reform Action Party kit
Oct 1993

Box 10: folder 41
Gray Panthers
1987-95, n.d.

Box 10: folder 42
Health Action Committee
circa 1994

Box 10: folder 43
Health Care for All



General
1986-96, n.d.

Box 10: folder 44-46
Conference: Health Care Organizing in the New Millennium
May 1995

Box 10: folder 47
Hemlock Society: Hemlock Quarterly
1992

Box 11: folder 1
Interreligious Health Care Access Campaign
1993, n.d.

Box 11: folder 2
Massachusetts Fair Share
1986, n.d.

Box 11: folder 3
Massachusetts Healthy Start Coalition
1990-92, n.d.

Box 11: folder 4
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Basic Benefits Training re: health care
1993

Box 11: folder 5
Medicaid



General
1984-98, n.d.

Box 11: folder 6-12
Basic Benefits Training, MLRI
30 Nov 1993

Box 11: folder 13
Masshealth: managed care
1992-2001, n.d.

Box 11: folder 14
Medicare
1985-92, n.d.

Box 11: folder 15
Northeast Ohio Coalition for National Health Care
1993-95

Box 11: folder 16
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
1989-96, n.d.

Box 11: folder 17
Springfield Department of Health and Human Services
1989-97

Box 11: folder 18
Springfield Southwest Community Health Center
1997, n.d.

Box 11: folder 19
Western Massachusetts Working Group for National Health Care
1990

Box 11: folder 20
Subjects



Alternative medicine
1992-93, n.d.

Box 11: folder 21
Children
1987-98, n.d.

Box 11: folder 22
Disabled
1988-93

Box 11: folder 23
Free and low-cost care
1988, n.d.

Box 11: folder 24
Homeless
1993-94

Box 11: folder 25
Reproductive health/rights
1992-95

Box 11: folder 26
Seniors
1989-93, n.d.

Box 11: folder 27
Single-payer



General
1992-95, n.d.

Box 11: folder 28
Fact sheets
1992-94, n.d.

Box 11: folder 29
Unemployed
1991-96, n.d.

Box 11: folder 30
Women
1993-98, n.d.

Box 11: folder 31
Reference files



General
1989-99, n.d.

Box 11: folder 32-35
Medical industry PAC contributions to members of congress
1993

Box 11: folder 36
SERIES X. HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND EDUCATION



Arise



General
1992-98, n.d.

Box 11: folder 37
Clippings
1992-93, n.d.

Box 11: folder 38
Needle exchange



Advocacy
1997-2004, n.d.

Box 11: folder 39
Funding proposals
2002, n.d.

Box 11: folder 40
Reference files
1995-98

Box 11: folder 41
Reports for Massachusetts Program
1995-97

Box 11: folder 42-43
Sex Worker Outreach Team/Project (SWOT)



General
1998-2003, n.d.

Box 11: folder 44
Committee
1997-99, n.d.

Box 11: folder 45
National prostitution legislation


Box 12: folder 1
Reference files
1993-2002, n.d.

Box 12: folder 2-3
Women in Support of Each Other (WISE)



General
1998-2002, n.d.

Box 12: folder 4
Committee
1999-2005, n.d.

Box 12: folder 5-8
Group/popular education
1998-2000, n.d.

Box 12: folder 9
Staff
1999-2000, n.d.

Box 12: folder 10
Street outreach
1996-99, n.d.

Box 12: folder 11
Women's Group
2000-02, n.d.

Box 12: folder 12
Arizine



1998-2003

Box 12: folder 13-17
Miscellaneous undated pages


Box 12: folder 18
Graphics
n.d.

Box 12: folder 19
Manuscripts
1996, n.d.

Box 12: folder 20
Arise HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Bureau contract



General
1993-2002, n.d.

Box 12: folder 21
Women at Risk/Sex Worker Outreach Program Development meetings
1998-2001

Box 12: folder 22
Financial



Budgets
1997-2001, n.d.

Box 12: folder 23
Order forms
2000-01, n.d.

Box 12: folder 24
Reports
n.d.

Box 12: folder 25
Collaborating organizations



Colectiva de Proyectos de Educación Popular del VIH (CPEP)
1997

Box 12: folder 26
Springfield Southwest Community Health Center (SSCHC)
1997-2003, n.d.

Box 12: folder 27
Proposal
1997-99, n.d.

Box 12: folder 28
Work plans
1997-2000, n.d.

Box 12: folder 29
Work plans response
1998-2001, n.d.

Box 12: folder 30
Correspondence and site visits
1998-2000, n.d.

Box 12: folder 31
Reports



Quarterly reports
1997-2000, n.d.

Box 12: folder 32-36
Contract Monitoring and Assessment Reports (CMAR)
1998-2002, n.d.

Box 12: folder 37-39
Monthly Data Reports
2001

Box 12: folder 40
Service Delivery Reports
1998-2001

Box 12: folder 41
Conferences and workshops



General
1993-98, n.d.

Box 12: folder 42
"Women and AIDS: Advanced Certification Training," (Marsha Burnett was a presenter), Massachusetts AIDS Training Institute
1994

Box 12: folder 43
"Replicating Effective Programs," Common Visions Conference
30 Oct 2001

Box 12: folder 44
Organizations



Miscellaneous


Box 13: folder 1
ACT UP [AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power]
n.d.

Box 13: folder 2
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
1988-98, n.d.

Box 13: folder 3
AIDS Allies, Inc., Springfield
1992, n.d.

Box 13: folder 4
ALTO AIDS [Alliance of Latinos to Overcome AIDS]
1993-94, n.d.

Box 13: folder 5
National Association of People with AIDS
1992-94, n.d.

Box 13: folder 6
Positive Directions, Boston
1992-93, n.d.

Box 13: folder 7
Springfield HIV Consortia
1993-94, n.d.

Box 13: folder 8
Western Massachusetts Women and AIDS Work Group/Network
1992-95, n.d.

Box 13: folder 9
Reference files



General
1988-2003, n.d.

Box 13: folder 10-11
Western Massachusetts
1990-2000, n.d.

Box 13: folder 12-13
Massachusetts and New England
1987-2001, n.d.

Box 13: folder 14-15
People of color
1992-2000, n.d.

Box 13: folder 16
Prevention and education
1991-2000, n.d.

Box 13: folder 17-18
Safe sex/condoms
1986-93, n.d.

Box 13: folder 19
Treatment
1986-2001, n.d.

Box 13: folder 20
Women
1988-94, n.d.

Box 13: folder 21
Newsletters



Miscellaneous
1992-93

Box 13: folder 22
Allies Today, Springfield
1991-92

Box 13: folder 23
The Body Positive
1989, 1992-94

Box 13: folder 24-25
The Common Factor
1992-93

Box 13: folder 26
Positively Aware
1992-94

Box 13: folder 27
The Project News, Massachusetts north shore
1993-95

Box 13: folder 28
PWA[C] Newsline,
1992-94

Box 13: folder 29-31
Wellspring
1990-93, n.d.

Box 13: folder 32



Arise



General
1986-2005, n.d.

Box 13: folder 33
Arise/ Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare dialogue
1989-92

Box 13: folder 34
1987-88, n.d.

Box 14: folder 1
Homeless Committee



General
n.d.

Box 14: folder 2
Meetings and correspondence
1992

Box 14: folder 3-4
Homeless Committee and Homeless Support Group
1993

Box 14: folder 5
Homeless Employment Leadership Project (HELP)
n.d.

Box 14: folder 6
Homeless to Homes Project
1987

Box 14: folder 7
Housing and Homelessness Task Force
2003

Box 14: folder 8
Marsha's Apartment
2004, n.d.

Box 14: folder 9
Sanctuary City



General
2004-06, n.d.

Box 14: folder 10-11
Emergency Shelter meetings
2004

Box 14: folder 12
Homeless Openly United to Shelter Everyone (HOUSE)
2004, n.d.

Box 14: folder 13
HOUSE Gazette newsletter
2002, 2004

Box 14: folder 14
Summit Motor Inn organizing and Hot Meals
1987-89, n.d.

Box 14: folder 15-16
Vigil to End Homelessness
31 Dec 1987

Box 14: folder 17
Welfare/AFDC and homelessness



General
n.d.

Box 14: folder 18
Emergency Assistance (EA) Program (includes Section 8 and 707 housing vouchers)
1987-94, n.d.

Box 14: folder 19
Springfield and Pioneer Valley



General



Clippings, fact sheets, correspondence, and reports
1984-2003, n.d.

Box 14: folder 20-21
Census
1989-91, n.d.

Box 14: folder 22
Homelessness needs assessment notes
circa 1986

Box 14: folder 23
"Policy on Homelessness in Springfield" by Peter Friedland
n.d.

Box 14: folder 24
"Springfield's Homeless Families" by Cheryl Pikora
1991

Box 14: folder 25
Organizations/committees



Community 2000 Task Force on Homelessness
1988-89

Box 14: folder 26
Fund for the Hungry and Homeless of Greater Springfield



General
1987-93, n.d.

Box 14: folder 27
Walk for the Hungry and Homeless
1988-94

Box 14: folder 28
Greater Springfield Committee on Homelessness



General
1989

Box 14: folder 29
Greater Springfield Homeless Coalition



Notes and reference materials
n.d.

Box 14: folder 30
General
1987-90, n.d.

Box 14: folder 31-32
Service Providers' meetings
1986-87, 2003

Box 14: folder 33
Homeless Information Exchange Network
1988

Box 14: folder 34
Human Rights Committee for the Homeless of Greater Springfield
1987, n.d.

Box 14: folder 35
Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee for Adequate Sheltering
1989

Box 14: folder 36
Sheltering the Homeless in Springfield
1989-90

Box 14: folder 37
Service Providers, Inc.



General
1985-87, n.d.

Box 14: folder 38
Board meetings
1985-88, n.d.

Box 14: folder 39-40
Springfield Living Center
1993

Box 14: folder 41
Shelters



General
1984-93, n.d.

Box 14: folder 42
Armory Street
1986, n.d.

Box 14: folder 43
Goodwill Building, 718 State St. (proposed)
1986

Box 14: folder 44
Horizons
1988, n.d.

Box 14: folder 45



General
1987-93, n.d.

Box 14: folder 46
Warming Place
2006, n.d.

Box 14: folder 47
Rotating/Overflow Shelter
1990-2003, n.d.

Box 14: folder 48
Springfield Redevelopment Authority Open Bed Shelter
1992, n.d.

Box 14: folder 49
Unified Shelter (proposed)
1988

Box 14: folder 50
Worthington Street
1989-92, n.d.

Box 14: folder 51
Massachusetts



General



Clippings, fact sheets, press releases, and correspondence
1986-2003, n.d.

Box 14: folder 52-53
"Homelessness: Critical Issues for Policy and Practice," The Boston Foundation
1987

Box 14: folder 54
Homeless Empowerment Program, Spare Change News sales
1993-94

Box 14: folder 55
Metro West
1990-93, n.d.

Box 14: folder 56
Northern Berkshire Homeless Program
1988-89, n.d.

Box 14: folder 57
Results of a Study to Investigate Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding Homelessness in Massachusetts
Jun 1990

Box 14: folder 58
Shelters
1990-95, n.d.

Box 14: folder 59
Weld Administration Briefing Packet on Homelessness
1991

Box 14: folder 60
Organizations/committees



Homeless Advocacy Task Force of Western Massachusetts
1992-94

Box 15: folder 1-3
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

[see also SERIES XXIV. WELFARE]




General
1986-2006, n.d.

Box 15: folder 4-11
Shelter Access Summit
Feb 1991

Box 15: folder 12
Streetlife/StreetSmarts newsletter
1987-2000

Box 15: folder 13
Massachusetts Right to Housing Project
1986

Box 15: folder 14
Masschusetts Shelter Providers Association,



General
1990

Box 15: folder 15
Community meetings
1993

Box 15: folder 16-18
National



General
1983-95, n.d.

Box 15: folder 19-21
Clippings
1984-95, n.d.

Box 15: folder 22
Empty the Shelters (ETS) [student arm of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union]
1994, n.d.

Box 15: folder 23
National Coalition for the Homeless



General
1987-98, n.d.

Box 15: folder 24
Conference "America's Homeless: Strategies for '88"
11 Sep 1987

Box 15: folder 25
Safety Network newsletter
1987-98

Box 15: folder 26
Oakland, California, homeless services
1990-93, n.d.

Box 15: folder 27
U.S. House of Representatives hearing, "Homelessness in America"
23 Apr 1993

Box 15: folder 28
Reference files



Homeless veterans
1989-90, n.d.

Box 15: folder 29
Homeless voters
1991-93

Box 15: folder 30



Arise for Social Justice activities

[see also below]

1987-2003, n.d.

Box 15: folder 31
Housing, general
1990-93, n.d.

Box 15: folder 32
Affordable housing
1983-98, n.d.

Box 15: folder 33-36
Affordable Housing Alliance



1986-90

Box 15: folder 37-43
1991-94, n.d.

Box 16: folder 1
"At-Risk"/Expiring Use Subsidized Housing



General
1988-91, n.d.

Box 16: folder 2
Ad-hoc Massachusetts At-Risk Housing Network
1990-91

Box 16: folder 3
Springfield and region
1989-91, n.d.

Box 16: folder 4-5
Condominium conversion
1983-91, n.d.

Box 16: folder 6
Habitat for Humanity
n.d.

Box 16: folder 7
Habitat International Coalition, Women and Shelter Network
1989

Box 16: folder 8
Holyoke/Chicopee/Springfield Housing Coalition
1988, n.d.

Box 16: folder 9
Holyoke Housing Group
1988-91, n.d.

Box 16: folder 10
Housing and Land Bank Bill
1987-88

Box 16: folder 11
Housing Now! Campaign
1988-91

Box 16: folder 12-17
Housing Opportunities in Massachusetts for Everyone (HOME) Coalition



General
1990-94, n.d.

Box 16: folder 18-21
Workshop: Building Your Network
circa 1990

Box 16: folder 22
Justice Demands Housing
1989, n.d.

Box 16: folder 23
Low-Income Housing Information Service and Anti-Displacement Project


Box 16: folder 24
Massachusetts, Commonwealth of



General
1985-91, n.d.

Box 16: folder 25
Affordable Housing Act
1988

Box 16: folder 26
Department of Community Affairs
1976-78

Box 16: folder 27
Executive Office of Communities and Development



1976-86

Box 16: folder 28-30
1987-88, n.d.

Box 16: folder 31
Housing Court



General
1986-91, n.d.

Box 16: folder 32-33
Landlord Stephen Gray
1988

Box 16: folder 34
Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency
1986-88, n.d.

Box 16: folder 35
Massachusetts Housing Partnership
1985-93, n.d.

Box 16: folder 36-37
Massachusetts Housing Network, newsletter of Massachusetts Human Services Coalition
1985

Box 16: folder 38
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute



Housing Advocates
1986-91

Box 16: folder 39
Housing Information Memo
1988-94

Box 17: folder 1
Massachusetts Right to Housing Project
1986-87, n.d.

Box 17: folder 2
National Low-Income Housing Coalition
1986-2003

Box 17: folder 3
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
1987-88

Box 17: folder 4
October 6th Coalition,
1987

Box 17: folder 5
People's Conference on Affordable Housing



First
1986

Box 17: folder 6
Second
1987

Box 17: folder 7
Third
1988

Box 17: folder 8
Fourth
1990

Box 17: folder 9
Public housing



General
1987-98, n.d.

Box 17: folder 10
Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
1987-88

Box 17: folder 11
Massachusetts
1986-92, n.d.

Box 17: folder 12
Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants



General
1980-91, n.d.

Box 17: folder 13-15
"Handbook for Public Housing Grievance Procedures"
n.d.

Box 17: folder 16
"Starting a Tenant Organization: Training Materials for Community Organizations"
n.d.

Box 17: folder 17
Springfield Housing Authority
1983-90, n.d.

Box 17: folder 18
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development



General
1972-94, n.d.

Box 17: folder 19
Public Housing Comprehensive Improvement Assistance Program Handbook
Dec 1983

Box 17: folder 20
Lease and grievance rules
1988, n.d.

Box 17: folder 21
Rent control



Rent Control Task Force/Tenant Electoral Organizing Initiative (TEOI)
1990, n.d.

Box 17: folder 22
Springfield Rent Control Initiative Campaign



General
1988-89

Box 17: folder 23
Clippings
1988-89, n.d.

Box 17: folder 24
Correspondence
1988-89, n.d.

Box 17: folder 25
Endorsements
n.d.

Box 17: folder 26
Fact sheets
1988, n.d.

Box 17: folder 27
Fliers
1989, n.d.

Box 17: folder 28
Meetings
1988-89, n.d.

Box 17: folder 29
Petition process
1989

Box 17: folder 30
Petition photocopies
1989

Box 17: folder 31
Phone banks
1989

Box 17: folder 32
Legal/research files



General
1981-89, n.d.

Box 17: folder 33-39
"An Act Enabling the City of Springfield to Control Residential Rents,"
1989

Box 17: folder 40
"Summary of Proposed Rent and Eviction Control Law"
circa 1989

Box 17: folder 41
Landlords
1989, n.d.

Box 17: folder 42
Springfield research studies
1989, n.d.

Box 17: folder 43
Single Room Occupancy Residences (SRO)



General



Reports, brochures, clippings
1979-91, n.d.

Box 18: folder 1
Models



California
1984-86

Box 18: folder 2
Denver, Colorado
n.d.

Box 18: folder 3
New York
1979-86, n.d.

Box 18: folder 4
Oregon



General
1980-86

Box 18: folder 5
SRO Housing Management Handbook, Burnside Consortium, Portland, Oregon
1983

Box 18: folder 6
Seattle, Washington
1985, n.d.

Box 18: folder 7
Reports and research papers



"Elderly and Transients in SRO Dwellings"
n.d.

Box 18: folder 8
"Single Room Occupancy Hotels: Standing in the Way of the Gentry," Coalition for the Homeless
1985

Box 18: folder 9
"The Single State: Shelters, Rooming Houses, Boarding Houses, and Residential Hotels," Michael Mostoller
n.d.

Box 18: folder 10
SRO Development and Management conferences
1985-92

Box 18: folder 11
Massachusetts



General
1984-89, n.d.

Box 18: folder 12
"The Case for Preserving and Creating SRO Housing in Massachusetts," Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)
1990

Box 18: folder 13
Executive Office of Communities and Development SRO Inventory
1990-91

Box 18: folder 14
"The Preservation of Rooming Houses in Massachusetts," SRO Working Group
1986

Box 18: folder 15
Report on the Beacon Chambers Hotel fire, Boston
circa 1981

Box 18: folder 16
SRO Moratorium bill
1989-90

Box 18: folder 17
Springfield



General
1956-88

Box 18: folder 18
Report
1985-86

Box 18: folder 19
Research and notes
1984-85, n.d.

Box 18: folder 20
Contacts
n.d.

Box 18: folder 21
Service Providers, Inc., SRO Project



General
1985-86, n.d.

Box 18: folder 22
Grant proposal to Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development
1986

Box 18: folder 23
Potential funding sources
1985, n.d.

Box 18: folder 24
Buildings - possibilities for SRO



General
1985-86, n.d.

Box 18: folder 25
Carlton Hotel
1986

Box 18: folder 26
Hotel Charles
1988-94, n.d.

Box 18: folder 27
Tapley School
1989, n.d.

Box 18: folder 28
Rainville Hotel, 32 Byers St.



General
1990-2006, n.d.

Box 18: folder 29
Administration and management
n.d.

Box 18: folder 30
Architects and contractors
1992-1994, n.d.

Box 18: folder 31
Board and meeting minutes
1991-2001, n.d.

Box 18: folder 32-35
The Community Builders
1991-94

Box 18: folder 36
Financial
1988-94, n.d.

Box 18: folder 37-40
Legal
1992-94

Box 18: folder 41
Market Feasibility Evaluation
1992

Box 19: folder 1
National Register of Historic Places
1992

Box 19: folder 2
Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Subsidies application
1992

Box 19: folder 3
Social Services Plan and associated organizations
1992-94

Box 19: folder 4
South Middlesex Non-Profit Housing Corp (SMOC)
1993-94

Box 19: folder 5
Subsurface 21E Investigations
1992

Box 19: folder 6
Tenants
1994-97, n.d.

Box 19: folder 7
Springfield, Massachusetts and region



General
1980-98, n.d.

Box 19: folder 8-11
Affordable housing development
1985-91

Box 19: folder 12
Coalition of Springfield Housing Nonprofits
1988-89

Box 19: folder 13
Housing Allowance Project/Hamden Hampshire Housing Partnership (HAP, Inc.)
1985-97, n.d.

Box 19: folder 14-15
McKnight Community Residential Program
1988-89, n.d.

Box 19: folder 16
Metro Center Community Development Corporation
1988-90, n.d.

Box 19: folder 17
Springfield City-Wide Tenants Meeting
1988, n.d.

Box 19: folder 18
Springfield Community Land Trust
1988-92, n.d.

Box 19: folder 19
West Springfield Urban Development Action Grant
1989

Box 19: folder 20
Springfield, City of



General
1982-91, n.d.

Box 19: folder 21
Community Development Block Grant Performance Audit Review
1987

Box 19: folder 22
Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS)



General
1990-91

Box 19: folder 23
Preliminary plan
Aug 1991

Box 19: folder 24
Final plan
Oct 1991

Box 19: folder 25
Draft Annual 1993 Plan and 1992 Performance Report
1992-93

Box 19: folder 26
Mayor's Housing Task Force
1988


General


Box 19: folder 27
Minutes


Box 19: folder 28
Report


Box 19: folder 29
"Springfield Housing Opportunity,"
1989

Box 19: folder 30
Springfield Redevelopment Authority (SRA)
1990, n.d.

Box 19: folder 31
Tenant organizations



General
1985-89, n.d.

Box 19: folder 32
Tenant Organizations in Public Housing
1971-83, n.d.

Box 19: folder 33
Allen Park Apartments Tenants Association, Springfield
1988-90

Box 19: folder 34
Indian Motorcycle Tenants Council, Springfield
1989, n.d.

Box 19: folder 35
Marble Street Apartments Tenants Advisory Council, Springfield
1984-88

Box 19: folder 36
Massachusetts Tenants Organization (MTO)



General
1988-90, n.d.

Box 19: folder 37
Clippings and press releases
1987-91, n.d.

Box 19: folder 38
Correspondence
1986-91, n.d.

Box 19: folder 39
Fundraising
1991, n.d.

Box 19: folder 40
Log book
1988-90, n.d.

Box 19: folder 41-46
Meeting and Organizing Summary forms
1990

Box 19: folder 47
Omni Group bankruptcy
1989, n.d.

Box 19: folder 48
Publications and Fact Sheets
1985-89, n.d.

Box 19: folder 49
South Summer Street, Holyoke
1990, n.d.

Box 19: folder 50
Pine James Tenants Council, Springfield
n.d.

Box 20: folder 1
Security Manor Apartments and Van Deene Manor Tenants Associations, Westfield and West Springfield
1989

Box 20: folder 2
Sullivan Tenant Council, Springfield
1987-2000, n.d.

Box 20: folder 3
Whiting Farms/Holyoke Hills Tenant Council, Holyoke
1989-91, n.d.

Box 20: folder 4
Transitional Housing for Single Parent Families Project (Arise)
1986-88, n.d.

Box 20: folder 5
Voucher Programs (U.S. Section 8 and Massachusetts Chapter 707 and 726 certificates)
1986-98, n.d.

Box 20: folder 6-8
Western Massachusetts Legal Services
1987-95, n.d.

Box 20: folder 9
Subject files



AIDS housing
1993

Box 20: folder 10
Code enforcement
1988, n.d.

Box 20: folder 11
Co-housing
1989, n.d.

Box 20: folder 12
Community Development Corporations
1989, n.d.

Box 20: folder 13
Community Land Trusts
1982-88, n.d.

Box 20: folder 14
Discrimination in housing/"Fair housing,"
1986-98, n.d.

Box 20: folder 15
Elderly housing
1985-89, n.d.

Box 20: folder 16
Eviction
1986-89, n.d.

Box 20: folder 17
Fair market rents
1980-83, n.d.

Box 20: folder 18
Funding alternatives
1988-93, n.d.

Box 20: folder 19
Handicapped
1991

Box 20: folder 20
Homesteading
n.d.

Box 20: folder 21
Inclusionary zoning/"Linkage,"
1981-87, n.d.

Box 20: folder 22
Lead poisoning
1988-93

Box 20: folder 23
Limited Equity Cooperatives
1990-95

Box 20: folder 24
Local housing partnerships
1988-90

Box 20: folder 25
Mobile homes and mobile home parks
1986-90, n.d.

Box 20: folder 26
Rent strikes
1986, n.d.

Box 20: folder 27
Tenant screening
1985-88, n.d.

Box 20: folder 28
Tenants' rights



General
1986-89, n.d.

Box 20: folder 29
"Public and Subsidized Housing: An Overview of Tenants' Rights" by Mac McCreight
1986

Box 20: folder 30
Reference file



Fact sheets
n.d.

Box 20: folder 31
General
1980-90, n.d.

Box 20: folder 32
SERIES XIII. IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES



General
1985-2003, n.d.

Box 20: folder 33
Friends of Immigrants Network
1996, n.d.

Box 20: folder 34
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
1995-98, n.d.

Box 20: folder 35
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
1993-96

Box 20: folder 36
Proposition 187
1995, n.d.

Box 20: folder 37
Welfare reform and immigrants



General
1996-98

Box 20: folder 38
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute Basic Benefits Training
22 Jan 1997

Box 20: folder 39



General
1988-98, n.d.

Box 20: folder 40
Arise



Job Bank
1990-96, n.d.

Box 20: folder 41
Jobs and Skills Committee
1992

Box 20: folder 42
Farm workers
1983-91, n.d.

Box 20: folder 43
Jobs With Justice
1987-98, n.d.

Box 20: folder 44-45
Massachusetts Campaign for Jobs and Justice
1989

Box 20: folder 46
Mine workers
1989, n.d.

Box 20: folder 47
Minimum wage
1987-89, n.d.

Box 20: folder 48
National Jobs for All Coalition
1998, n.d.

Box 20: folder 49
Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
1992-98, n.d.

Box 20: folder 50
Sexual harassment
1993-97, n.d.

Box 20: folder 51
Unemployment and Workers' Compensation
1991, n.d.

Box 20: folder 52
Western Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (Western MassCOSH)
1993, 1998, n.d.

Box 20: folder 53
Western Massachusetts Labor Action
1988, n.d.

Box 20: folder 54
Working Massachusetts
1997-99, n.d.

Box 20: folder 55-57



General
1986-2004, n.d.

Box 21: folder 1-3
Arise Peace Committee/Peace With Justice Committee
2002-05, n.d.

Box 21: folder 4
Gulf War
1990-91, n.d.

Box 21: folder 5-6
Jobs With Peace Campaign, "Homes Not Bombs,"
1988-90, n.d.

Box 21: folder 7
Military/defense spending
1982-2005, n.d.

Box 21: folder 8
Military recruiting in schools
1991, n.d.

Box 21: folder 9
National Coalition to Stop U.S. Intervention in the Middle East
1991, n.d.

Box 21: folder 10
Sedition Committee
1988-89, n.d.

Box 21: folder 11
Springfield Anti-war Coalition
1990-91, n.d.

Box 21: folder 12
War tax resisters (Kehler and Corner)
1992

Box 21: folder 13
Reference file
1990-2005

Box 21: folder 14
SERIES XVI. PEER SUPPORT



General
1986, n.d.

Box 21: folder 15



General
1986-91, n.d.

Box 21: folder 16
Educator/Advocate's report to Arise Board
1993

Box 21: folder 17
Referral lists
1991-92

Box 21: folder 18
Training
1989-93, n.d.

Box 21: folder 19
Springfield Citizen Advocacy Project
1985, n.d.

Box 21: folder 20
Disability



General
1990-96, n.d.

Box 21: folder 21
Social Security
1990-93

Box 21: folder 22
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT)
1993-2000

Box 21: folder 23
Moms in Stress Support Group
1986, n.d.

Box 21: folder 24
Self-Reliance Center/Self-Reliance Project



General
1992-94, n.d.

Box 21: folder 25-27
Budget and grants
1994, n.d.

Box 21: folder 28
Worthington St. lease
1993

Box 21: folder 29
Local Currency/Ithaca Hours
1933, 1991-94, n.d.

Box 21: folder 30
Notes
1994, n.d.

Box 21: folder 31
SHARE (Self-Help and Resource Exchange)
1988-93, n.d.

Box 21: folder 32
Skills Exchange
1989-95, n.d.

Box 21: folder 33
Tool Lending Library
1978-93, n.d.

Box 21: folder 34
Veterans



Advocacy
1986-92, n.d.

Box 21: folder 35
Reference file
1978-97, n.d.

Box 21: folder 36
SERIES XVII. POLITICAL PARTICIPATION



General and miscellaneous
1985-2005, n.d.

Box 21: folder 37
Arise Electoral Committee
2003

Box 21: folder 38
Ballot initiatives



General
1987-2004, n.d.

Box 21: folder 39
Question 3 sponsored by Citizens for Limited Taxation
1990

Box 21: folder 40
Campaign finance reform/clean elections
1988-97, n.d.

Box 21: folder 41
Conference "Private Money in Public Elections, Electoral and Legislative Consequences," Center for Responsive Politics
1991

Box 21: folder 42
Democratic Party platform
1985

Box 21: folder 43
Legislator contact information
1993-98, n.d.

Box 21: folder 44
New Alliance Party/Lenora Fulani
1987-88

Box 21: folder 45
New Party
1993

Box 21: folder 46
Jesse Jackson for President/Rainbow Coalition
1987-88

Box 21: folder 47
1997-99

Box 21: folder 48
Pioneer Valley Pro-Democracy Campaign
1990-92, n.d.

Box 21: folder 49
Voter registration



General
1987-99, n.d.

Box 21: folder 50
Arise campaigns



1985-92

Box 21: folder 51-57
1993-97

Box 22: folder 1
Organizers' Training Project/Voter Registration and Mobilization
1999

Box 22: folder 2
Voter Reg-a-thon
1999

Box 22: folder 3
Voter Mobilization, "Turn up the heat, get out the vote campaign,"
1997-2003

Box 22: folder 4
Women's Statewide Legislative Network
1986-94, nd.

Box 22: folder 5
Springfield, Massachusetts, Ward Representation/Campaign for Fair Politics



General
1993-2004, n.d.

Box 22: folder 6-11
Flyers and handouts
1993-2004, n.d.

Box 22: folder 12
Press releases and clippings
1956, 1997-2004

Box 22: folder 13
Voting Rights Conference
1993

Box 22: folder 14
Voter information


Box 22
SERIES XVIII. POVERTY/ECONOMIC JUSTICE

[see also SERIES XI. HOMELESSNESS, SERIES XII. HOUSING, SERIES XV. PEACE, and SERIES XXIV. WELFARE]




Arise



General
1997, 2005, n.d.

Box 22: folder 15
Arise Anti-Poverty [Issues] Committee
1996-99, n.d.

Box 22: folder 16
Arise Economic Justice Committee
2003-06, n.d.

Box 22: folder 17
Speakers Bureau



General
1985-2005, n.d.

Box 22: folder 18-20
Western New England College Social Work Conference
1988

Box 22: folder 21
Bertha Capen Reynolds Society Annual Conference
1997-98

Box 22: folder 22
The Fight for Abortion Rights and Reproductive Freedom
1993

Box 22: folder 23
Notes and texts
n.d.

Box 22: folder 24
Truth Squad Project
1999-2000, n.d.

Box 22: folder 25
Conferences/summits



"The War on Poverty Revisited: Strategies for the 90s,"
1988

Box 22: folder 26
First National Survival Summit, Philadelphia
21-23 Jul 1989

Box 22: folder 27
Poverty: How it Affects Your Community, co-sponsored by Arise
16-18 Aug 1989

Box 22: folder 28
Up and Out of Poverty Now Southern Summit
20-22 Jul 1990

Box 22: folder 29
New England People's Economic Summit, United for Social Justice Project (cancelled)



General and miscellaneous
1995-96, n.d.

Box 22: folder 30
Correspondence
1995-96, n.d.

Box 22: folder 31
Committees
1995-97, n.d.

Box 22: folder 32-33
Southern Regional Team/Outreach Committee



General
1996, n.d.

Box 22: folder 34
Minutes
1996

Box 22: folder 35
Hiring process for organizers
1996

Box 22: folder 36
Planning and logistics
1995-96

Box 22: folder 37
Financial
1995-96

Box 22: folder 38
Interested organizations list
n.d.

Box 22: folder 39
Survey
n.d.

Box 22: folder 40
Mailing list
n.d.

Box 22: folder 41
Poor People's Summit, Philadelphia
9-11 Oct 1998

Box 22: folder 42
Towards a Fair Economy
1999

Box 22: folder 43
Projects, programs, and campaigns



General
1987, 1991

Box 22: folder 44
Economic Human Rights Campaign, Kensington Welfare Rights Union



General
1997-2004

Box 22: folder 45
Freedom Bus
1998

Box 22: folder 46
National Planning Meeting
4 Dec 1998

Box 22: folder 47
Bus trip to United Nations
1999

Box 22: folder 48
Economic Human Rights Violation Report forms
1998-99, n.d.

Box 22: folder 49-50
Financial Democracy Campaign
1990-91, n.d.

Box 22: folder 51
Fuel Assistance
1984-95, n.d.

Box 22: folder 52
National People's Campaign
1993, n.d.

Box 22: folder 53
National Priorities Project


Box 23: folder 1-2
Petition for New Priorities
circa 1996

Box 23: folder 3
Share the Wealth Project
1993-95, n.d.

Box 23: folder 4
Taxes



General
1988-95, n.d.

Box 23: folder 5
Anti-Citizens for Limited Taxation Ballot Question 3
fall 1990

Box 23
General
1990

Box 23: folder 6
Campaign for Massachusetts' Future
1990

Box 23: folder 7
Massachusetts Human Services Coalition
1990

Box 23: folder 8
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
1990

Box 23: folder 9
Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts (TEAM)
1989-99, n.d.

Box 23: folder 10-11
Unite for Social Justice Project: Directory of Low-Income, Membership-Based Social Justice Organizations



General
n.d.

Box 23: folder 12
Maine organizations
1996, n.d.

Box 23: folder 13
Massachusetts organizations
1996, n.d.

Box 23: folder 14
Vermont organizations
1995-96, n.d.

Box 23: folder 15
"Up to Poverty" (Massachusetts) and "Up and Out of Poverty Now" (national)



General
1985-94, n.d.

Box 23: folder 16-25
Women for Economic Justice
1984-85, n.d.

Box 23: folder 26
Women's Campaign for Social Justice
1985-88, n.d.

Box 23: folder 27-29
Utilities campaigns



General
1993-2005, n.d.

Box 23: folder 30
Western Massachusetts Electric Company rate revolt
1977-88, n.d.

Box 23: folder 31-32
Utility shut-offs
1993

Box 23: folder 33
Organizations



General
1987-2004, n.d.

Box 23: folder 34
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
1995, n.d.

Box 23: folder 35
Committee on Economic Insecurity
1996, n.d.

Box 23: folder 36
Community Reinvestment Coalition
1992-93, n.d.

Box 23: folder 37
Economic Survival Coalition
1997-99, n.d.

Box 23: folder 38
Empowerment Planning Group
1994

Box 23: folder 39
Haymarket People's Fund: Western Massachusetts Board (Marsha Burnett)
1993-94

Box 23: folder 40
Institute for Community Economics
1984-93

Box 23: folder 41
Low Income Students for Survival (LISS)
1987

Box 24: folder 1
Maine Economic Conversion Project
1993-94

Box 24: folder 2
National Council of La Raza Poverty Project Newsletter


Box 24: folder 3
National Impact
1988-90, n.d.

Box 24: folder 4
Piedmont Peace Project
1994

Box 24: folder 5
Poverty and Race Research Action Council
1992-97

Box 24: folder 6
Western Massachusetts Community Loan Fund: Board of Directors
1988-89

Box 24: folder 7
Reference materials



General
1983-2004, n.d.

Box 24: folder 8-11
"Running in Place: A Report on Poverty in Massachusetts," Massachusetts Community Action Program
Nov 1997

Box 24: folder 12
"The War Against the Poor: A Defense Manual"
n.d.

Box 24: folder 13
"Women in Community Service (WICS) Alexandria, Virginia: Developmental Evaluation Interim Report No. 2"
Sep 1996

Box 24: folder 14
Banking



General
1986-92, n.d.

Box 24: folder 15
Community Reinvestment Act
1989-90

Box 24: folder 16
"Halting Displacement and Neighborhood Blight Through Lender Liability" by Erin Kemple
circa 1992

Box 24: folder 17
Budget, Massachusetts



General
1986-95, n.d.

Box 24: folder 18
Poor People's Budget, FY 86, FY 89, FY
91, 1985-95, n.d.

Box 24: folder 19-21
Budget, U.S.
1983-96, n.d.

Box 24: folder 22
Community development/healthy communities



General
1986-88, n.d.

Box 24: folder 23
Community Empowerment Act
1995, n.d.

Box 24: folder 24
Lower Pioneer Valley Healthy Communities Dialogues
1996-2002

Box 24: folder 25
Corporations
1993-98

Box 24: folder 26
Economic justice
1987, n.d.

Box 24: folder 27
Economic sustainability
1992-94

Box 24: folder 28
Energy and the poor
1990

Box 24: folder 29
Human rights
1994-98, n.d.

Box 24: folder 30
Springfield and New England
1986, n.d.

Box 24: folder 30A
Trade
1993, n.d.

Box 24: folder 31
Utilities
1985-96, n.d.

Box 24: folder 32
Women
1985, n.d.

Box 24: folder 33
SERIES XVIX. RACISM



General
1988-97, n.d.

Box 24: folder 34
Arise Board and Committee Diversity Training
Jan 1993

Box 24: folder 35
Dismantling Racism workshops
1993-94

Box 24: folder 36
FORWARD (Fighting Oppression Racism Wrongness Advocating Rights Dignity)
1992, n.d.

Box 24: folder 37
Undoing Racism Organizing Committee of Western Massachusetts
1997-2005, n.d.

Box 24: folder 38
Reference file
1990-2001, n.d.

Box 24: folder 39
SERIES XX. SOLIDARITY



Arise Solidarity Committee



General
1993-96, n.d.

Box 24: folder 40
Minutes and agendas
1994-95

Box 24: folder 41-43
Campaign for Labor Rights
1992-97, n.d.

Box 24: folder 44
Nicaragua delegation (with NECAN)



1994

Box 24: folder 45
1996

Box 24: folder 46
Funding proposal
1996, n.d.

Box 24: folder 47
Reports
1994-96, n.d.

Box 24: folder 48
Organizations



American Friends Service Committee
1989-97, n.d.

Box 25: folder 1
Center for Communication and Popular Education in Nicaragua (CANTERA)
1995

Box 25: folder 2
Central American Solidarity Association (CASA)
1993, n.d.

Box 25: folder 3
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
1996-97, n.d.

Box 25: folder 4
Network in Solidarity with the People of Nicaragua (NISGUA)



General
1994-95, n.d.

Box 25: folder 5
Speaking tour
1994-96, n.d.

Box 25: folder 6
New England Central America Network (NECAN)



General
1994-97, n.d.

Box 25: folder 7-8
Fall Conference
1990

Box 25: folder 9
Financial
1992-93

Box 25: folder 10
Regional Council
1992-94, n.d.

Box 25: folder 11
Nicaragua trip
Oct 1996

Box 25: folder 12
Nicaragua Network



Education Fund
1993-96

Box 25: folder 13
Hotline bulletins
1993-96, n.d.

Box 25: folder 14-16
National Leadership Meeting
1997

Box 25: folder 17
Springfield Area Central America Project (SECAP)



General
1987-93, n.d.

Box 25: folder 18
People's Quincentenary Celebration
1992

Box 25: folder 19
Western Massachusetts Coalition Against Apartheid


Box 25: folder 20
Reference files



General
1988-2003, n.d.

Box 25: folder 21-22
Africa
1987-91, n.d.

Box 25: folder 23
Central America and Solidarity movement
1992-94, n.d.

Box 25: folder 24
Cuba
1989-2002, n.d.

Box 25: folder 25
El Salvador
1989-95, n.d.

Box 25: folder 26
Guatemala
1992-98, n.d.

Box 25: folder 27
Haiti
1994

Box 25: folder 28
Labor issues
1993-96, n.d.

Box 25: folder 29
Mexico
1994-95, n.d.

Box 25: folder 30
Native Americans
1992-97, n.d.

Box 25: folder 31
Nicaragua
1990-97

Box 25: folder 32
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
1991-92, n.d.

Box 25: folder 33
SERIES XXI. SPRINGFIELD AND PIONEER VALLEY



General
1985-2004, n.d.

Box 25: folder 34
Churches



General
1985-2000, n.d.

Box 25: folder 35
Catholic Diocese of Springfield
1990, n.d.

Box 25: folder 36
City Council, Springfield
1991, 2004, n.d.

Box 25: folder 37
Neighborhoods



General
1989-2000, n.d.

Box 25: folder 38
McKnight Neighborhood Council
1988

Box 25: folder 39
Upper State Street Community Development Corporation
1985-86

Box 25: folder 40
Organizations



General
1989-2001, n.d.

Box 25: folder 41
Centro Cultural Puertorriqueño, Inc.
1987

Box 25: folder 42
Community
2000, 1987-2000

Box 25: folder 43
Community Action Program
1985, n.d.

Box 25: folder 44
Community Resources Against Community Killers (C.R.A.C.K.)
1986-89, n.d.

Box 25: folder 45
Gardening the Community
2004-05, n.d.

Box 25: folder 46
Greater Springfield National Organization for Women
1989-95

Box 25: folder 47
Hampden County Women's Center
1985-86, n.d.

Box 25: folder 48
League of Women Voters of the Springfield Area
1993, 1999, n.d.

Box 25: folder 49
Mass Action for Women West
1995-99, n.d.

Box 25: folder 50
Open Pantry Community Services
1989-2003, n.d.

Box 25: folder 51
Pioneer Valley Project
1994-99, n.d.

Box 25: folder 52
Project Self-Sufficiency
1984-86, n.d.

Box 25: folder 53
Springfield Action Commission



General
1986-90, n.d.

Box 25: folder 54
Board of Directors



General
1987-98

Box 25: folder 55
Low-Income Board Member elections
1993-98

Box 25: folder 56
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) reports
1986-99

Box 26: folder 1
Consumer Action Center
1986-88, n.d.

Box 26: folder 2
Contracts with Arise
1986-94

Box 26: folder 3
Correspondence
1987-99

Box 26: folder 4
Financial materials
1986-89

Box 26: folder 5
Springfield Progressives group/alliance
1995

Box 26: folder 6
Springfield Project for a United Neighborhood (SPUN)
1984-87, n.d.

Box 26: folder 7
Springfield School Committee
1988-97

Box 26: folder 8
United Way of the Pioneer Valley
1988-93

Box 26: folder 9
Valley Feminist Action Coalition
1995, n.d.

Box 26: folder 10



Earthline "Building the Movement in Western Mass,"
1990-92

Box 26: folder 11
Murphy Ford's Springfield Gazette
1994

Box 26: folder 12
SERIES XXII. SUBSTANCE ABUSE



General
1985-2003, n.d.

Box 26: folder 13
Conference: "The War on Substance Abuse-How Does it Affect You and Your Community"
Nov 1990

Box 26: folder 14
Springfield Community Partnership and Prevention Alliance
1992-94, n.d.

Box 26: folder 15
Springfield Users' Council
2003-05

Box 26: folder 16
SERIES XXIII. VIOLENCE

[see also SERIES IV. CRIMINAL JUSTICE and SERIES III. CHILDREN AND YOUTH]




Arise Violence Against Women Committee



General
1992-2003

Box 26: folder 17
Event: "Framingham Eight" screening and talk by Lisa Grimshaw
21 Jun 1994

Box 26: folder 18
March for Zero Tolerance/Take Back the Night
1993-2006

Box 26: folder 19
Media Roundtable
4 Feb 1994

Box 26: folder 20
Media Responsibility Training
3 Feb 1995

Box 26: folder 21
Petition re: media treatment of victims
n.d.

Box 26: folder 22
Membership Conference "Working to End Violence Against Women"


Box 26: folder 23
Support Group
n.d.

Box 26: folder 24
Vigils for victims of violence



General
1993-98, n.d.

Box 26: folder 25
Jennifer Davile
1993-94

Box 26: folder 26
Elizabeth Delgado
1993

Box 26: folder 27
Lisa Dolley
1993

Box 26: folder 28
Robin Jackson
n.d.

Box 26: folder 29
Kelly Richard
1993

Box 26: folder 30
Victoria Sleeper
1993

Box 26: folder 31
Marvina "Tasha" Stroman
1994

Box 26: folder 32
Miriam "Vicky" Tyson
1993-94

Box 26: folder 33
Lisa Ziegert
1992, n.d.

Box 26: folder 34
Women's Self-Defense Classes/Workshops, Valley Women's Martial Arts
1985-98, n.d.

Box 26: folder 35
Organizations and resources



General
1986-97, n.d.

Box 26: folder 36
Battered and Homeless Shelter Linkage Project
1993, n.d.

Box 26: folder 37
Baystate Medical Center Domestic Violence Working Group
1994-95

Box 26: folder 38
Hotline to End Rape and Abuse (HERA)
1982-87, n.d.

Box 26: folder 39
Massachusetts Coalition of Battered Women's Service Groups
1993-95, n.d.

Box 26: folder 40
Women's Action Coalition
n.d.

Box 26: folder 41
YWCA of Western Massachusetts/ARCH (Abuse and Rape Crisis Hotline)
1992-94

Box 26: folder 42
Reference files



General
1986-98

Box 26: folder 43
Domestic violence (includes children, partners, & elderly)
1992-96

Box 26: folder 44
Fact sheets
1992-97, n.d.

Box 26: folder 45
Laws
1995, n.d.

Box 26: folder 46
Shelters
1990-94, n.d.

Box 26: folder 47
Springfield
1994-98

Box 26: folder 48
Violence Against Women-General



General
1991-95, n.d.

Box 26: folder 49
Rape/sexual assault
1978-93, n.d.

Box 26: folder 50
Welfare
1995-97, n.d.

Box 26: folder 51



Arise



General
1985-99, n.d.

Box 26: folder 52
Welfare/Welfare Issues Committee
1989-94, n.d.

Box 26: folder 53
Demonstrations, marches, rallies, vigils



General
1986-99, n.d.

Box 26: folder 54-55
Ways and Means Committee testimony
10 May 1989

Box 26: folder 56
Speak Out, Dorchester
26 Sep 1998

Box 26: folder 57
Pell Grants and Food Stamp eligibility



General
1984-86, n.d.

Box 26: folder 58-59
Low-Income Students for Survival
1986, n.d.

Box 26: folder 60
Petitions re EA, GR, Children's Clothing Allowance and 707 cuts
n.d.

Box 26: folder 61
Welfare Advocacy Training
30 Nov 1990

Box 26: folder 62
Welfare workshop
20 Aug 1997

Box 26: folder 63
Clippings
1985-99, n.d.

Box 26: folder 64-65
Conferences and workshops



Miscellaneous
1993-95, n.d.

Box 27: folder 1
"Survival in the 80s" workshop
1985

Box 27: folder 2
Northeastern Regional Welfare Rights Conference
1993

Box 27: folder 3
"Welfare Reform and the Faith Community," [original title "Standing With the Poor"] interfaith seminar
19 Oct 1995

Box 27: folder 4
"Revisiting, Redefining and Revisioning 'Welfare'," Kathleen Ridder Conference, Smith College
1998

Box 27: folder 5
"Get Up, Stand Up," Bertha Capen Reynolds Society National Conference
1999

Box 27: folder 6
Fact sheets



General
1985-99, n.d.

Box 27: folder 7-8
Coalition for Basic Human Needs
n.d.

Box 27: folder 9
Re: legislation
1988-97, n.d.

Box 27: folder 10
"Survival Tips"
n.d.

Box 27: folder 11
Your Rights Under Welfare Reform, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
1995, 1997

Box 27: folder 12
Organizations



Center for Community Change
1997-2000, n.d.

Box 27: folder 13
Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law
1983-85

Box 27: folder 14
Coalition for Basic Human Needs (CBHN)
1985-96, n.d.

Box 27: folder 15-17
Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs
1993-98, n.d.

Box 27: folder 18
Dottie Stevens for Governor
1990-91

Box 27: folder 19
Family Economic Initiative
1997-2001, n.d.

Box 27: folder 20
Human Service Forum
1988-93

Box 27: folder 21
Institute for Women's Policy Research
1994, n.d.

Box 27: folder 22
Kensington Welfare Rights Union
n.d.

Box 27: folder 23
Labor and Welfare Coalition: Legislative Fact Sheets
circa 1997

Box 27: folder 24
Massachusetts, Commonwealth of



General
1985-98, n.d.

Box 27: folder 25-26
Welfare Discussion Group
1990-91

Box 27: folder 27
Department of Public Welfare (DPW)



General
1985-94, n.d.

Box 27: folder 28-30
Budget hearings
1985

Box 27: folder 31
Employment and Training (ET) Program
n.d.

Box 27: folder 32
"Guide for Advisory Boards"
n.d.

Box 27: folder 33
Springfield Community Service Area Welfare Advisory Board



By-laws
n.d.

Box 27: folder 34
General
1985-88

Box 27: folder 35-37
Welfare application and information
1985, n.d.

Box 27: folder 38
Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
1995-98, n.d.

Box 27: folder 39
Massachusetts Human Services Coalition



General
1989-96, n.d.

Box 27: folder 40
Campaign for Real Welfare Reform
1992-95, n.d.

Box 27: folder 41
1987-89

Box 27: folder 42
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute: Welfare Lobbying/Strategy Group
1992-98

Box 27: folder 43
Massachusetts Welfare Rights Union
1998

Box 27: folder 44
National Welfare Rights Union
1993, n.d.

Box 27: folder 45
National Organization for Women (NOW) Legal Defense and Education Fund
1997-98

Box 27: folder 46
Pioneer Valley Welfare Rights Coalition: Holyoke outreach
1998, n.d.

Box 27: folder 47
Public Welfare Foundation: Welfare Reform Meeting
7-8 Apr 1997

Box 27: folder 48
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee: Welfare and Human Rights Monitoring Project



General
1995-96, n.d.

Box 27: folder 49
Project reports
1996-98

Box 27: folder 50
Human rights violation reports
1996, n.d.

Box 28: folder 1
Welfare Education Training Access Coalition (WETAC)
1996-2001, n.d.

Box 28: folder 2-5
Welfare Law Center
1996-99, n.d.

Box 28: folder 6-7
Welfare Mothers' Voice
1989-92

Box 28: folder 8
Welfare Reform Response Team, Springfield
1998-99

Box 28: folder 9
Welfare Warriors
1993, n.d.

Box 28: folder 10
Women's Alliance
1998-99

Box 28: folder 11
Working Family Agenda
1998-99, n.d.

Box 28: folder 12
Reference files



Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)



General
1985-95, n.d.

Box 28: folder 13
"AFDC Advocacy Guide," Massachusetts Legal Reform Insitute
Nov 1995

Box 28: folder 14
"Changes to AFDC Program in Massachusetts," Coalition for Basic Human Needs
Jun 1995

Box 28: folder 15
Children's Clothing Allowance
1985-93, n.d.

Box 28: folder 16
Emergency Assistance (EA) and Chapter 707 Rental Assistance Program (707)

[see also SERIES XII. HOUSING and SERIES XI. HOMELESSNESS]




General
1985-95, n.d.

Box 28: folder 17-20
Survey for "Women in Transition"
n.d.

Box 28: folder 21
Emergency Assistance to Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)



General
1993-99

Box 28: folder 22
"EAEDC Advocacy Guide," Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Sep 1994

Box 28: folder 23
Training
1995

Box 28: folder 24
General Relief (GR)



General
1990-91, n.d.

Box 28: folder 25
Training
1990

Box 28: folder 26
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)



General
1990-95, n.d.

Box 28: folder 27
SSI Aware Training
Jul 1991

Box 28: folder 28
Basic Benefits Training
circa 1996

Box 28: folder 29
Transitional Assistance to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)



General
1995-99, n.d.

Box 28: folder 30-31
Advocacy Guide, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
1996

Box 28: folder 32
Facing Time Limits interviews
1998

Box 28: folder 33
Time Limit petitions
n.d.

Box 28: folder 34
Time Limits Training, Western Mass. Legal Services
Oct 1998

Box 28: folder 35
Time Limits Training
n.d.

Box 28: folder 36
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
1997-99

Box 28: folder 37
Welfare fraud
1990, 1995, n.d.

Box 28: folder 38
Workfare/MassJobs
1991-97, n.d.

Box 28: folder 39-41
Reference file
1988-2001, n.d.

Box 28: folder 42-44
SERIES XXV. PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORABILIA



Photographs
n.d.

Box 29: folder 1-2
Memorabilia
1993, n.d.

Box 29: folder 3-4
RESTRICTED MATERIALS



Restrictions on access:

Researchers must sign an access agreement form

SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION



Staff: grievances/incidents
1992, 1999

Box 30: folder 1
SERIES II. FINANCIAL



Donors
1987-99, n.d.

Box 30: folder 2-4
SERIES III. CHILDREN AND YOUTH



DSS Advocacy case files [CONFIDENTIAL]
1985-98, n.d.

Box 30: folder 5-60
SERIES IV. CRIMINAL JUSTICE



Community service



Attendance
1998-2006

Box 30: folder 61-64
Individuals,


Box 30: folder 65-69
SERIES VIII. FOOD AND HUNGER



Hot Meals
1987-88

Box 30: folder 70
Referrals



Love Center
1988-90

Box 30: folder 71-73
Open Pantry


Box 30: folder 74-78
Salvation Army
1988-90

Box 30: folder 79
SERIES X. HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND EDUCATION



Women in Support of Each Other (WISE): staff
1999-2000

Box 30: folder 80
SERIES XI. HOMELESSNESS



Homeless Action Center phone log/intake forms
1987-89

Box 31: folder 1-14
Phone line questionnaire
1990

Box 31: folder 15
SERIES XVI. PEER SUPPORT



Advocacy intake forms
1985-2005, n.d.

Box 31: folder 16-23
Referrals
1991-93, n.d.

Box 31: folder 24-26
OVERSIZE MATERIALS



SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION: Wall calendar with appointments and dates
1994, n.d.

Box 32: folder 1
SERIES IV. CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Drawings, n.d.; poster for Political Prisoner Conference, n.d.; issues of Mass Rail publication of the Massachusetts Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist League (RAIL)
1995-98

Box 32: folder 2
SERIES VIII. FOOD AND HUNGER: Food Coop signs


Box 32: folder 3
SERIES IX. HEALTH CARE: UHCAN fan


Box 32: folder 4
SERIES XII. HOUSING: Rainville Hotel architects' Progress Prints for meeting 9 Sep 1992; poster for "No Housing No Peace" popular assembly coordinated by the October 6th Coaltion, n.d.; issues of Housing Matters, published by the Massachusetts Legal Reform Institute, 1989-93; winter 1990 issue of The Mass Tenant, published by the Massachusetts Tenants Resource Center and the MTO
1989-93

Box 32: folder 5
SERIES XIV. JOBS AND LABOR: Feb 1979 issue of New Unity, Springfield, MA
1979

Box 32: folder 6
SERIES XVII. POLITICAL PARTICIPATION: maps and statistics re Springfield mayoral and council races, after the Nov 2001 election


Box 32: folder 7
SERIES XVIII. POVERTY/ECONOMIC JUSTICE: Economic Human Rights Campaign posters
1998

Box 32: folder 8
SERIES XXI. SPRINGFIELD AND PIONEER VALLEY: copies of Springfield publications The Springfield Inquirer, 1994-97; la nueva era, 1994-98; the New Contract, Jul-Aug 1996; Springfield and Pioneer Valley Voice, 2000-02
1994-2002

Box 32: folder 9
SERIES XXIV. WELFARE: Clippings, 1997-98; issues of Welfare Mothers Voice, 1994-95
1994-98

Box 32: folder 10
SERIES XXI. SPRINGFIELD AND PIONEER VALLEY: Layout materials for Pioneer Valley Voice
2002

Box 32: folder 11

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Subjects
  • Abused women -- Services for -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Arise for Social Justice (Springfield, MA) -- History -- Sources
  • Feminism -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Homelessness -- Massachusetts -- Springfield
  • Housing -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Low-income housing -- Springfield (Massachusetts)
  • Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless -- History -- Sources
  • Poor women -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Poverty -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Public housing -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Public welfare -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Public welfare administration -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Springfield (Massachusetts) -- History -- Sources
  • Springfield (Massachusetts) -- Social conditions
  • Up and Out of Poverty Campaign -- History -- Sources
  • Urban renewal -- Springfield (Massachusetts) -- History
  • Women -- Housing -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Women in community development -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Women in community organization -- History -- Sources
  • Working class women -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources


APPENDIX: Acronyms in the Arise Records
  • AHA Affordable Housing Alliance
  • ARMS Advocacy for Resources for Modern Survival
  • CABHN Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs
  • CAP Community Action Program
  • CAPA Children and Parents' Advocates (Arise group)
  • CAPA Coalition Against Police Abuse (Los Angeles group)
  • CAVDP Coalition Against Violence and the Death Penalty
  • CBHN Coalition for Basic Human Needs
  • CSBG Community Services Block Grant (Massachusetts)
  • CECP Citizens for Effective Community Policing (Springfield)
  • CHAPA Citizens' Housing and Planning Association, Inc.
  • CHAS Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy
  • CHisPA Center for Hispanic Policy and Advocacy
  • CLPHA Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
  • CMAR Contract Monitoring and Assessment Reports, MA Dept of Public Health
  • CONAMUP La Coordinadora Nacional del Movimiento Urbano Popular (National Coordinating Committee of the Urban Popular Movement)
  • CORI Criminal Offender Record Information
  • CPPAX Citizens for Participation in Political Action
  • CDBG Community Development Block Grant
  • CDC Community Development Corporation
  • CSBG Community Services Block Grant
  • CSC Commonwealth Service Corps
  • EOCD Executive Office of Communities and Development
  • ETS Empty the Shelters, student arm of Kensington Welfare Rights Union
  • FCCDC Franklin County Community Development Corporation
  • FEVR Fund for Equal Voting Rights
  • FORWARD Fighting Oppression Racism Wrongness Advocating Rights Dignity
  • FRAC Food Research and Action Center
  • HAC [Arise] Homeless Action Center
  • HAP Housing Alliance Project, Hamden Hampshire Housing Partnership
  • HELP Homeless Employment Leadership Project [Arise-Homeless]
  • HERA Hotline to End Rape and Abuse [Arise]
  • HOME Coalition Housing Opportunities in Mass. for Everyone
  • HOUSE Homeless Openly United to Shelter Everyone
  • ICE Institute for Community Economics
  • M/A Medicaid Access
  • MA DPH Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • MAHA Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
  • MAHC Massachusetts Anti-Hunger Coalition
  • MCADP Mass. Citizens Against the Death Penalty
  • MHFA Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency
  • MLAC Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
  • MSPA Mass. Shelter Providers Association
  • MTO Massachusetts Tenants Organization
  • NASNA North American Street Newspaper Association
  • NECAN New England Central America Network
  • Nellie Mae New England Education Loan Marketing Assn
  • NEX Needle Exchange
  • N-COPA National Coalition for Police Accountability
  • NICA New England Central America Network
  • PACE Political Action for Community Empowerment
  • SAC Springfield Action Commission
  • SACAP Springfield Area Central America Project
  • SANE Springfield Alliance for Needle Exchange
  • SCPPA Springfield Community Partnership and Prevention Alliance
  • SHA Springfield Housing Authority
  • SHaRC Statewide Harm Reduction Coalition
  • SHARE Self-Help and Resource Exchange (also Students Helping Area Reach-Out Efforts; Springfield's Hunger in America Relief Effort)
  • SPIN Service Providers Information Network (comprehensive AIDS/HIV info resource, Boston)
  • SPIN Single Parent Interactive Network [in children & youth]
  • SPUN Springfield Project for a United Neighborhood
  • SRC/SRP Self-Reliance Center/Self-Reliance Project
  • SSI Supplemental Security Income
  • SUC Springfield Users Council
  • SWOT Sex-Worker Outreach Team
  • TAFDC Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • TEAM Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts
  • TEOI Tenant Electoral Organizing Initiative [related to MTO's Rent Control Task Force]
  • UfSEJP Unite for Social [& Economic?] Justice Project
  • UHCAN Universal Health Care Action Network
  • UROC Undoing Racism Organizing Committee
  • WCSJ Women's Campaign for Social Justice
  • WETAC Welfare, Education, Training Access Coalition
  • Western MassCOSH Western Mass. Coalition for Occupational Health & Safety
  • WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children
  • WISE Women in Support of Each Other
  • WMLA Western Massachusetts Labor Action

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