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Remembering September 11 | 8 Organizations Continuing the Work

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Alexis Perrotta

9/11 New Yorker Magazine cover with a silhouette of the twin towers.

This month we observe and reflect on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. As a global network, a social-impact community, an NYC-based team, and also as individuals, we remember the events of that day, each of us holding our own memories of how this tragedy unfolded; how our day started, the panic, that moment of realization, the sadness, and everything that came after.

We at Idealist stand in solidarity with our fellow New Yorkers and with our friends around the globe as we honor those who were so deeply impacted by the events of that day, and we recommit to the work we’re all doing to make the world even just a little better. 

So as we mourn and heal, we’d also like to take this opportunity to lift up some organizations who have been doing, and continue to do, the hard work of helping communities to recover and grow.

American Corporate Partners, New York, NY

American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping post-9/11 veterans and active-duty military spouses to advance in their civilian careers. ACP employees have made a positive difference in the lives of more than 21,000 veterans and military spouses and are currently providing mentorship to more than 4,200 service members and active duty military spouses across the country. 

Now Hiring:

  • Operations Associate

Fields 4 Valor Farm, Brandywine, MD

Fields 4 Valor Farms is a nonprofit and innovative farm founded to combat the often-unseen struggle of food insecurity among military and veteran families. They are dedicated to growing and donating healthy food as an important part of easing the financial burden for Washington, D.C. area veterans and military families transitioning to civilian life.

In addition to food donations, Fields 4 Valor Farm offers life-altering programs for veterans and their families including a farming apprenticeship program for post-9/11 veterans and beekeeping training along with employment and volunteer opportunities on the farm.

Now Recruiting:

  • Volunteer Driver
  • Volunteer Field Worker

GratitudeAmerica, Fernandina Beach, FL

Founded in 2013, GratitudeAmerica is on a mission to help Post-9/11 Veterans by providing critical support for service members, Veterans, and their families. GratitudeAmerica also offers meaningful restorative retreats to assist participants affected by deployment exposures such as combat related stress and traumatic brain injury. 

Muslim Advocates, Washington, D.C.

Founded in 2005 in the aftermath of the passage of the Patriot Act, which led to widespread surveillance and discrimination, Muslim Advocates utilizes legal advocacy, policy engagement, and civic education to challenge discriminatory laws and policies, hold hate groups accountable, and ensure that all Americans can live free from hate and discrimination.

Muslim Advocates also serves as a legal resource for educating American Muslims about their civil rights and how to effectively participate in American public policymaking.

OneAmerica, Seattle, WA

OneAmerica was formed as an immediate response to hate crimes and discrimination from individuals and government policies targeting Arabs, Muslims, South Asians, and other communities following September 11, 2001. In the time they have been in operation, however, they have found that their work of mobilizing these communities and lifting up their too-often unheard voices goes far beyond September 11.

Tasveer, Seattle, WA

The mission of Tasveer is to inspire social change through thought-provoking South Asian films, art, and storytelling. Tasveer was founded in 2002, in the aftermath of 9/11 to provide a platform for South Asians to undo stereotypes of South Asians in the mainstream media and to promote social change.

Now Hiring:

  • Marketing Manager

Trinity Wall Street, New York, NY

Trinity welcomes close to 13,000 people of all ages, faiths, and nationalities to its services, concerts, events, volunteer initiatives, and historic sites each week. St. Paul's Chapel played a unique role after the attacks of September 11, 2001, when it housed an extraordinary relief ministry to workers at Ground Zero.

Now Hiring: 

  • Events Coordinator
  • Security Manager

Tuesday’s Children, New York, NY

Tuesday’s Children provides a lifetime of healing for those who have been forever changed by terrorism, war, and mass violence. Tuesday’s Children programming serves and supports our nation’s military Families of the Fallen and builds resilience and common bonds in communities worldwide recovering from tragedies while keeping the promise to all those impacted by 9/11.

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Alexis Perrotta

As the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at Idealist and a lifelong nonprofit professional, Alexis offers job seekers, game changers, and do gooders actionable tips, career resources, and social-impact advice.

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