AMP: Grassroots²

Chicago, IL

Southside Together Organizing for Power

Vision: STOP works to build the power of residents on the Southside of Chicago. STOP works to fight for human rights through organizing, popular education, and leadership development amongst people most directly affected by issues like gentrification, displacement, and incarceration.

Impact: STOP’s accomplishments include stopping the displacement of over 600 low income black residents, bringing immediate redress to human rights violations occurring in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, stopping the closure of four south side mental health clinics, winning a commitment to build the only medical trauma center on the south side of Chicago, and working in coalition to win $1M of investment into restorative justice alternatives to incarceration.