The Working Group/Not in Our Town

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $225,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    2/5/2019
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
Founded in 1988, The Working Group/Not In Our Town is an Oakland-based nonprofit strategic media and community engagement company that combines film and online resources with outreach and organizing efforts in the areas of workplace issues, race, diversity, and the battle against intolerance, encouraging democracy and citizen participation. Not In Our Town, the core program of The Working Group, works to guide, support, and inspire individuals and communities to work together to stop hate and build safe, inclusive environments for all. Storytelling that foregrounds solutions and encourages local action is central to Not In Our Town’s strategy. Practical action guidelines, coaching, convening, and engagement tools for communities, schools, and law enforcement are combined with documentary PBS films and online media that support local efforts to prevent hate, bullying, and intolerance, and encourage all residents to participate in public life.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.niot.org 
Address
P.O. Box 70232, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Founded in 1988, The Working Group/Not In Our Town is an Oakland-based nonprofit strategic media and community engagement company that combines film and online resources with outreach and organizing efforts in the areas of workplace issues, race, diversity, and the battle against intolerance, encouraging democracy and citizen participation. Not In Our Town, the core program of The Working Group, works to guide, support, and inspire individuals and communities to work together to stop hate and build safe, inclusive environments for all. Storytelling that foregrounds solutions and encourages local action is central to Not In Our Town’s strategy. Practical action guidelines, coaching, convening, and engagement tools for communities, schools, and law enforcement are combined with documentary PBS films and online media that support local efforts to prevent hate, bullying, and intolerance, and encourage all residents to participate in public life.
for general operating support  
The Working Group is a nonprofit media organization focused in the areas of workplace issues; race, diversity and the battle against intolerance; and encouraging democracy and citizen participation. They have led the Not In Our Town (NIOT) movement working to stop hate and bullying, and to build safe and inclusive communities. Funding from Hewlett will go to work in three main areas: supporting communities to tackle challenges, supporting students to be advocates for themselves and others, and engaging with law enforcement to build trust. Storytelling--particularly through film--will be a key approach, both to build awareness and inspire.

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