WHO WE ARE
Our philosophy is that social change occurs through empowering and developing the leadership of community members who are most affected by an issue, achieved through grassroots capacity building, education, and coalition building.
WHAT WE DO
The Coalition for Social Justice Education Fund is dedicated to building a movement led by low-income community members, and seen through a racial and gendered lens in order to raise the voices of those who have experienced the impacts of economic hardship.
As a volunteer, there are many ways you can help advance economic justice causes. One way is to get involved in issue campaigns, such as sharing your story to promote understanding that will inspire better policy built on equity and fairness.
EDUCATION, INSPIRATION, AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.
A dynamic movement that empowers individuals with the knowledge and tools to challenge systemic oppression and promote equitable and inclusive public policies.
Our grassroots organization, Coalition for Social Justice Education Fund, was founded in 1994 with the goal of bringing together individuals who share a common concern for economic opportunity and social justice.
Our grassroots organization based in Southeastern Massachusetts, Coalition for Social Justice Education Fund, was founded in 1994 with the goal of bringing together individuals who share a common concern for economic opportunity and social justice.
Our approach to advocacy is rooted in education, individual empowerment, and collaboration with local and statewide organizations to promote equity and justice for all individuals and marginalized communities. Find out how you can support our cause and be part of something bigger.
BE THE CHANGE. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Your contribution can go a long way in promoting economic justice by investing in organizing to uplift the voices of those who are directly impacted. By donating today, you can help drive meaningful change towards a more inclusive and fair Massachusetts for millions of people.
Volunteers Joined, Since 2010
Getting involved with the CSJ Ed Fund can have numerous benefits. It provides a platform to work collaboratively with passionate like-minded individuals and organizations promoting economic justice in our state. By bringing activism from the local to the statewide level, you can see the type of impact your time is providing.
While you are making a difference in the lives of many through volunteering, there are numerous personal benefits to working with CSJ Ed Fund. The experience you gain can transform your future in the best way possible. So, while the work you are doing is, first and foremost, helping to engage those directly impacted by economic justice struggles in having a voice in policies that address their issues, YOU will also feel a personal reward and satisfaction.
Getting involved with CSJ Ed Fund allows you to see the impact, social benefit, and change with your own eyes. This makes your volunteer work much more unique because you can see how the hours you dedicated transform lives and communities and make a real difference. It also creates a stronger sense of belonging within your neighborhood and community because you are demonstrating that you are looking out for one another.
Here are some ways that volunteering can help YOU with personal and professional growth:
Expand Your Personal and Professional Network
Learn New Skills
Build Your Resume
Transform Your Volunteering Opportunity into a Job
Improve Your Mood
Set an Example for your Family, Friends, and Neighbors
Gain a Better Sense of Purpose
Stay Physically Healthy
Check out our current events to stay informed, engaged, and take action on the issues that matter most to YOU.
Want to make a positive impact in the lives of low income individuals and families? We encourage YOU to check out our volunteer section and explore the many opportunities available to get involved!
Joining our internship program can provide a valuable learning experience, hands-on training, and the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals in the field of economic justice.
If you are looking for a career that allows you to make a meaningful contribution to economic and social change, consider starting a career with us and join our dedicated team of economic justice advocates.
SHARE YOUR STORY. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
By uniting with like-minded individuals, we can work towards eradicating systemic injustices and creating a better Massachusetts for future generations. Together, we can use our collective voice to advocate for positive change and make a real difference in our communities.
"Coalition for Social Justice Education Fund has been one of several organizations that has consistently gathered the most signatures for workers’ rights petitions.”
– Deb Fastino, Executive Director
"It was either that or be homeless. At the time, it felt like nobody cared, that I didn't pull myself up by my bootstraps enough," she said. "But it turns out that a lot of people did care. And when Coalition for Social Justice came through and gathered signatures and got this policy through, it made me realize that I am the 99 percent, I'm not alone."
– Beth Fauteaux, Volunteer
“I’m the 99 percent that doesn’t have a trust fund,” ... “and these are basic human rights. Every other civilization has figured it out. Are the people who decide policy, who have paid leave thanks to my taxes, telling me I’m not important enough to have access to the same support?”
– Beth Fauteux, Volunteer