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The Gathering for Justice

Update nonprofit registration information and state registrations

Support organization movement to end child incarceration

Posted July 27, 2020

Background & Context

We just changed physical offices and need to update our organizational 501c3 and tax exemption documents. We also need to make sure we are registered to do national work and in CA and NY to be eligible for state funding. We need to make sure our bylaws and board is accurate. And, we would like to add new NTEE codes to our registration.

Work & Deliverables

Updated 501c3 documents CA registrations (including with sec of state office) NY registrations
Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Intro call
  • Review current documents and collect information

Collaboration Phase

  • Complete research regarding how to make updates
  • Collect all information

Wrap Up

  • Deliver all submitted information

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 11-20 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
The Gathering for Justice

The Gathering for Justice’s mission is to build a movement to end child incarceration while working to eliminate the racial inequities that permeate the justice system. The Gathering for Justice is a social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte in 2005. Led since 2010 by Executive Director Carmen Perez, The Gathering utilizes Kingian nonviolence as a social application for change and civic engagement. The organization is unique in that we provide direct services, engage artists and cultural leaders as foot soldiers in grassroots mobilization, and consult and advise on legislative and policy initiatives while organizing in local and national communities – all to sustain and build this Movement, the essence of which is grounded in the Movement for Racial Equality. Since 2013, The Gathering has been building justice initiatives on multiple fronts. Our work includes leading policy initiatives for police accountability; bringing in individuals and groups from diverse communities to organize as a ‘family coalition’ in order to capitalize on our combined power and build the agenda for sustained black and brown liberation; being the catalyst for the re-introduction of federal legislation to end racial profiling and stop the militarization of law enforcement; engaging a serious and sustained effort for Raise the Age in NY State; and creating a blueprint – in the form of a substantive list of demands – for criminal justice redress and accountability for NY City and State. The Gathering for Justice follows a set of guiding principles. We stand on the radical shoulders of Civil Rights leaders and elders like our Founder Harry Belafonte, who was educated in radical thought by Paul Robeson. We ground ourselves in Kingnian nonviolence because we understand the power of nonviolence as a tactic in the struggle for social justice. Accepting that nonviolence is not passive, but is a strength-based tactic helps The Gathering and Justice League maintain integrity in an environment often fraught with internal struggles for identity and messaging. We are grounded in methodology. We’ve got a lot of work to do. The nation needs us, now, to change the unjust systems that have shackled our youth for generations. Never in our lifetime has there been a more urgent call for Justice and Equality. We see the hopeful signs of change coming – and we know we cannot take our eyes off the road for even a moment – for the moment is right now. The Gathering for Justice is the Movement.

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