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AMP: Grassroots²

Illinois

Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP)


Vision: STOP is a community organization that builds the power of residents on the Southside of Chicago to impact the forces and decisions affecting their lives. STOP fights for human rights to racial and economic justice through organizing, popular education, and leadership development amongst people most directly affected.

Impact: Accomplishments include stopping the displacement of 600+ low income black residents; bringing immediate redress to human rights violations at Cook County Juvenile Detention Center; stopping the closure of South Side mental health clinics; winning a commitment to build the only medical trauma center on the south side of Chicago; working to win $1M of investment into restorative justice alternatives to incarceration.