The Academy partners with other social justice organizations and campaigns working to make Massachusetts better. Find out more about some of our partners below.

Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN)

MCAN is  a federation of community improvement organizations working for social and economic justice by putting religious faith values and democratic values into action. MCAN works to develop new and support existing broad based community organizations in New England. These are made up of congregations, and sometimes other organizations and unions, acting together for their values and interests. To find out more, please visit MCAN-OLTC.

Massachusetts Senior Action Council (MSAC) is a thriving membership organization which joins together low- and moderate-income seniors and people with disabilities from throughout Massachusetts, along with people of all ages who support their mission to empower seniors and others to act collectively to promote the rights and well being of all people, particularly vulnerable seniors. Mass Senior Action has a proud history of effective community organizing and legislative advocacy on health care, housing, transportation, and other issues. For more information, please visit MSAC.


Mel King Institute

The Mel King Institute for Community Building fosters vibrant and thriving Massachusetts communities by advancing the skills, knowledge and leadership ability of professional practitioners and volunteer leaders in the community development field. We leverage collaborative educational partnerships that increase access, encourage innovation, and promote and institutionalize systemic success. For more information, please visit the Mel King Institute.


United Teen Equality Center

The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) was founded in Lowell as a result of an organizing movement driven by young people to develop their own teen center in response to gang violence. Today, nationally recognized as a model youth development agency, the UTEC mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of Lowell’s most disconnected youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. To find out more, visit UTEC-Lowell.


New England United for Justice

New England United 4 Justice is a non-profit membership-based organization representing low- and moderate-income families who want to promote social justice and become more involved in improving their neighborhood, city and state. With the belief that communities deserve a voice in the very system that influences the conditions and policies over our schools, housing needs, work place and neighborhoods, New England United 4 Justice helps  community members address small and large issues that families care about that affect the quality of everyday life for the people in our city and state.