At times evaluating our societies current condition, we as individuals can become very overwhelmed. While we here at Humanity Impact believe change can happen as a result of one person’s dedication and drive, we also believe that the power of many working in one mind can change the course of humanity and save millions.
This Get Involved Page is dedicated to established Movements, Causes, and Groups that you can join today to start making an impact on a larger scale. Browse through our listings and connect with the groups that resonate with you. If you know of a group we don’t have listed PLEASE reach out to us so we can add them on our list!
Movements, Causes & Groups
The US Human Rights Network is a national network of organizations and individuals working to strengthen a human rights movement and culture within the United States led by the people most directly impacted by human rights violations. We work to secure dignity and justice for all.
We work to realize human rights by:
- Engaging, connecting and mobilizing communities, Peoples, workers, and diverse sectors across issue areas, constituencies, and regions to uphold and defend human rights and hold government accountable;
- Building the capacity and leadership of grassroots groups and individuals to effectively apply the human rights framework in developing strategy and making long-term structural shifts to achieve justice;
- Raising the visibility of local human rights concerns and activism to shape the public discourse locally, nationally, and internationally; and
- Facilitating effective collective action to secure the structural change needed to fully realize human rights.
- Human rights are universal, interdependent, indivisible, and inalienable.
- Human rights movements must be led by those most directly affected by human rights violations.
- Human rights advocacy and organizing should prioritize the struggles of the poor and most marginalized groups in society.
- Human rights movements must be inclusive and respect and reflect the diversity within communities.
- Human rights encompass civil, political, economic, social, cultural, environmental, sexual, and development rights for individuals, Peoples, and groups.
We are dedicated to empowering women to achieve their full economic potential by inspiring both women and men to become advocates, change-makers, and leaders in their community. We equip them with resources, opportunities and a global platform that facilitates networking, learning, and sharing of experiences.
On 23 September 2013, this movement, initially referred to as the Knowledge Gateway on Women’s Economic Empowerment, was launched during the High-Level session of the United Nations General Assembly by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Director of UN Women, and Lynne Yelich, Minister of State, Foreign Affairs and Consular, Government of Canada.
Since then, Empower Women has grown into a global movement with more than half a million viewers and over 18,500+ passionate and ambitious women and men from the private sector, civil society, academia, governments and international organizations more than 198 countries. Empower Women has also cultivated a global network of 410+ dynamic, influential Champions for women’s economic empowerment from over 70 countries. Together, we are taking actions and driving change for women’s economic empowerment both online and offline.
Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.
But something is changing. More than 4 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Together, we are fighting for the changes that we know will save lives.
Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your town, Moms Demand Action is an excellent example of Everytown in action!
Moms Demand Action was founded by stay-at-home mom Shannon Watts on December 15, 2012, in response to the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The organization quickly flourished into a leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. In December 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to unite a nationwide movement of millions of Americans working together to change the game and end the epidemic of gun violence that affects every community.
Moms Demand Action supports the 2nd Amendment, but we believe common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills too many of our children and loved ones every day. Whether the gun violence happens in urban Chicago, suburban Virginia, or rural Texas, we must act now on new and stronger gun laws and policies to protect our children.
Moms Demand Action envisions a country where all children and families are safe from gun violence. Our nonpartisan grassroots movement has grown to include a chapter in every state across the country. We are educating, motivating, and mobilizing supporters to take action that will result in stronger laws and policies to save lives.
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is a global non-profit leader dedicated to child protection advocacy and empowering people of all ages, abilities, cultures, beliefs, and identities with life skills for safety and success. Our vision is to work together to create cultures of safety, respect, and kindness for everyone, everywhere.
Since 1989, Kidpower has protected nearly 5 million people, including those with special needs, from bullying, abuse, kidnapping, and other violence by empowering them with awareness, knowledge, and skills – and has prepared them to take charge of their safety and well being. Worldwide, thousands of educators, mental health experts, public safety officials, health care providers, community leaders, and parents recommend Kidpower for being effective, positive, hands-on, safe, trauma-informed, culturally competent, age-appropriate, and relevant.
Kidpower delivers services through:
- Hands-on experiential workshops for families, schools, organizations, businesses, and agencies
- Trainings for people wishing to learn how to use and teach our programs
- Partnerships with groups that share our commitment to safety and respect
- Consulting and coaching calls, for individuals and groups, to provide long-distance support
- Extensive online educational resources including articles, handouts, posters, and videos
- Cartoon-illustrated books for children, teens, and adults and other publications
- Initiatives such as International Child Protection Advocacy Month in September
THE OPPORTUNITY DIVIDE
In the United States, there are currently 5.5 million young adults ages 18 to 24 that are unemployed and not in school. This multicultural talent pool of untapped potential is known as Opportunity Youth. Opportunity Youth are on one side a widening divide that hurts America’s economy and communities. On the other side are 3.5 million employers in need of diverse and qualified talent to fill critical entry to mid-skill level roles. This is the opportunity divide that must be bridged. We can not afford to leave future leaders and America’s workforce behind.
LeadersUp bridges the divide between the untapped potential of young people and the business challenge of finding and keeping the best talent. Our vision for the future of LeaderUp is built on an urgent need to widen the circle of opportunity for young people across the U.S, and ultimately improve the quality of life for Opportunity Youth. Sign-up to be involved in our outreach efforts as we hit events and communities to recruit job seekers for upcoming employment opportunities. Doing outreach with us involves a lot of fun and rewarding experiences.
OFFER SUPPORTIVE RESOURCES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
- help to find transportation
- assistance with housing
- help in locating childcare services
Our team has handpicked a list of trusted community resources to help empower young adults to succeed at every stage of their careers.
In 2010, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s first book, Delivering Happiness, A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose blasted to the top of bestseller lists with its blend of business advice, tales of worm farms, raves, multi-million dollar deals and – above all – the belief that creating a culture of happiness can be used as a model both in business, and in life.
And WOW… did people respond! From Seoul to Lithuania, Sacramento to Sao Paulo, we heard an outpour of positivity from people inspired to make a change – big or small – towards happiness. So much to the point we couldn’t help but believe that happiness is on the tipping point of world transformation. A few months after the book launch, the team drove a big blue bus cross-country to talk to folks inspired by Delivering Happiness and hear firsthand how people were making happiness a priority in their own lives. Watching this community of enthusiastic happiness-seekers and culture enthusiasts come together, we knew we had to figure out a way to collect that energy and so the happiness could keep flowing.
A company with a cause…
Today we’re a culture coachsulting [hybrid coaching + consulting] company with a cause – to inspire passion + purpose in workplaces for a happier world.
It’s a universal belief most people just want to be happy in their lives. Yet the research shows we’re really bad at predicting the things that actually make us happy. (How’s that for Irony-with-a-capital-I?)
Backed by twenty years of research within the science of happiness and positive psychology, we’ve learned that there are actually tangible ways to increase the happiness in our lives.
And that’s where Delivering Happiness comes in. We exist to help people, companies, and communities apply the different frameworks of values-based cultures and happiness to their workplaces. We apply the science of happiness and best practices from workplaces around the world to create a sustainable, purpose-driven culture using happiness as a business model.
We know that every day, people are helping themselves and others get through their darkest moments.
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline know it is possible to reduce deaths from suicide like we have reduced heart disease fatalities and other leading causes of death. For every person who dies by suicide annually, there are another 278 people who have thought seriously about suicide who don’t kill themselves, and nearly 60 who have survived a suicide attempt. The overwhelming majority of these individuals will go on to live out their lives. These untold stories of hope and recovery are the stories of suicide prevention, stories that inform the Lifeline and the Action Alliance’s efforts to prevent more suicides every day.
#BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, spreading the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The Lifeline network and its partners are working to change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope. Together, we can prevent suicide by learning to help ourselves, help others, seek consultation from trained providers (hotlines and clinicians) and to seek hospital care when necessary.
CHANGING THE WORLD ONE NET AT A TIME
Nothing But Nets is a global grassroots campaign to raise awareness, funds, and voices to fight malaria. In 2006, sports columnist Rick Reilly wrote a column in Sports Illustrated challenging each of his readers to donate at least $10 to send insecticide-treated bed nets to protect families from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Since then, with the help of their partners and supporters, we have raised over $65 million to help deliver 12 million bed nets to families in need, along with other crucial malaria interventions like diagnostics, treatment, and training of healthcare workers.
Over the years, Nothing But Nets has engaged hundreds of thousands of individuals to help achieve the United Nations and the global health community’s goal of ending malaria in this generation. They work with students, churches, local businesses, and a diverse group of partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, Junior Chamber International, and Sumitomo Chemical Corporation, among others, to rally the health, business, and sports communities to help fight malaria.
They raise funds to send life-saving bed nets and other malaria preventions and treatment to families in need. Their supporters advocate to their members of Congress in support of UN agencies, the President’s Malaria Initiative, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to ensure critical funding to defeat malaria worldwide.
Every two minutes, somewhere in the world a child dies from malaria. Nothing but Nets work with UN partners like UNICEF and UNHCR to protect refugees and families who are most vulnerable to malaria. Some have fled conflict, others have been displaced by natural disasters or political unrest and have left everything behind. After all they have endured, these families shouldn’t have to fear a deadly mosquito bite. This organization is committed to protecting them so they can be healthy and thrive.