NEU4J Office Move Fundraiser
Who We Are
Founded in 2010, New England United 4 Justice (NEU4J) is an organization committed to promoting social, economic, and racial justice in the Greater Boston Region. We have a strong grassroots organizing model that centers the leadership and voice of low-income residents in the neighborhoods we serve. We engage and empower families to speak up and become a part of the solution to improve the City focused on worker rights, child care, housing and voter protections and engagement.
NEU4J believes that social change happens when those most impacted by issues of systemic injustice, organize at the local level to address issues within their neighborhoods. Through their involvement at a community level, residents engage in direct city and regional organizing that allow resident leaders to participate in strategic efforts that drive small and large campaigns that have an impact on a city and statewide agenda. NEU4J’s direct action campaigns are
- rooted in a clear, integrated analysis of race, class and gender justice,
- aim to challenge the systems of oppression by building a united front for liberation, and
- always start where members are at, when developing leaders for the movement.
Movement building is an essential component of NEU4J’s social change vision and strategy. We know we are one voice, one organization, in a broader ecosystem of movement leaders and partners that we are very intentional about building with.
Help us move!
After several years of NEU4J’s office being housed at 1845 Dorchester Ave, we are announcing that our office is moving into a larger space. In the unforeseen and continued tragedy and impacts caused by the pandemic, NEU4J’s organizing efforts have shifted to include wellness programs that are tied to advocacy. This shift created new organizing departments within NEU4J and prompted our team to expand.
We are so proud of our youth leadership members, our civic team, wellness team, and the work our members continue to be involved in. We know we have much to continue to build on in order to protect, empower and build in our neighborhoods.
NEU4J’s new office will be located at 102 Columbia Rd in Dorchester, MA, 02121.
Like many of our allies and community partners, we have not reopened full time. We want to ensure we are protecting our staff, members and community as best as we can. We have been opening our office 2 to 3 days a week for the community and our current location is too small.
The digital divide continues to impact families in their ability to access City and State resources for housing, utilities and food support. This has been the biggest barrier in our organization’s ability to help our elders and families with their documentation and finalizing applications for resources.
We need to make this move happen and we are moving as quickly as we can. By mid-October, NEU4J will be in its new location and we need your help.
Donating to this project will help fund:
- The continued build-out of our space
- Support for our continued wellness to organizing efforts as NEU4J transitions
- Help NEU4J continue its work in housing, childcare, worker organizing, civic engagement, and leadership development
We are so honored and proud to be working with a team of vendors, allies, funders who have made this all possible in our new journey!
Shout out to:
- Independent Telephone: Jim
- Southeast Telecom: Dennis/Paul
- JT Electric: Jesus
- Trevor, a skilled carpenter with the carpenter’s union and a member of NEU4J
Codman Square NDC for their support in NEU4J securing the building space so we can remain in the neighborhoods we service.
The Furniture Trust, who provided us with beautiful free furniture for the new space. They are a resource for us all! https://www.thefurnituretrust.org
The Ain’t no Talk Team for their leadership. They are a moving service in our community. Shop and support local business, run and led by People of Color across Boston!
Alternatives for Community and Environment, ACE, for hosting the NEU4J and RTCB Teams while this move is happening and their partnership in movement building!
Hyams Foundation for always having our back and supporting this move at a time where nonprofit infrastructure is a major part of our current and future work. Not just talk, putting into practice what this could look like for us all!
Community Labor United and the continued efforts they provide under our Admin Hub umbrella and continued partnership in our base building vision!
The Center for Economic Democracy for their contributions to furniture and always checking in with our team!
No contribution is too little. Help support the organizing efforts of NEU4J by donating to their new office space today!