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TakeRoot Justice

New York, NY | http://takerootjustice.org
Joined in May 2003

About Us

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

TRJ provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression.

OUR APPROACH

TRJ employs a unique model of partnership with grassroots and community-based groups. Our partners take the lead in determining the priorities and goals for our work, and advance our understanding of justice. This upends the traditional power dynamics between communities and service providers. We believe in a theory of change where short-term and individual successes help build the capacity and power of our partners, who in turn can have longer-term impact on policies, laws and systems that affect their communities. Our work has greater impact because it is done in connection with organizing, building power and leadership development.

OUR PARTNERS

TRJ believes that community organizing should be at the center of any effort to create sustainable, systemic change. We partner with grassroots and community-based organizations that build leadership and power within New York City's low-income communities, particularly immigrants, communities of color and others who are traditionally excluded from policy-making.

OUR STRUCTURE

The Community Development Project (TRJ) was started in 2001 as a project of the Urban Justice Center. TRJ supports grassroots and community-based groups in New York City in the areas of capacity building, consumer justice, housing justice, neighborhood change, participatory research and policy, and workers’ rights, Immigrants Right's, Capacity Building. We model our internal structure on anti-oppressive and democratic principles in order to create an environment that mirrors the progressive change we pursue through our work.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

TRJ provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression.

OUR APPROACH

TRJ…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Community Development
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Immigrants or Refugees
  • Legal Assistance
  • Research & Social Science

Location & Contact

  • 2128106744
  • info@takerootjustice.org
  • 123 William St., 16th Floor
    New York, NY 10038

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