A.J. MUSTE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
Supporting Nonviolence and Social Justice Since 1974.
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Counter Recruitment Fund
2007 Roster of Grants

This roster includes grants from the Muste Institute’s Counter Recruitment Fund. CR Fund grants of up to $1,500 are directed to efforts to educate young people about the realities of military service and civilian alternatives.

The Muste Institute also makes grants from its general grantmaking fund and administers several other special funds, including the International Nonviolence Training Fund, the NOVA Fund and the NOVA Travel Fund.

Fiscal sponsorships are funds from institutional grants and individual tax-deductible donations which the Muste Institute accepts as agent for the fiscally sponsored project or organization.

Separate guidelines are available for NOVA Travel grants, CR Fund grants, general grants, INTF grants and fiscal sponsorships.

For more information, please refer to our website, www.ajmuste.org. If you have further questions after reading through the fund guidelines and grant rosters, contact us: A.J. Muste Memorial Institute, 339 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012; phone 212-533-4335; fax 212-228-6193; info@ajmuste.org.

2007 CR Fund grants: $24,450 distributed to 25 organizations

Albany Peace Seekers, Albany, OR: $500 in June to provide high school students with materials and information about military recruitment.

American Friends Service Committee - Mid-Atlantic Region, Baltimore, MD: $500 in June for counter recruitment workshops and expanded outreach to Latino youth. http://www.afsc.org/midatlantic/default.htm

Arlington West Film and Speakers Project, Los Angeles, CA: $1,500 in December to screen and distribute the film Arlington West for students in Los Angeles area high schools, exposing them to the realities of military service. http://www.arlingtonwestfilm.com/

BAY-Peace: Better Alternatives for Youth, Oakland, CA: $1,500 in September to educate Bay Area youth about the realities of military service and non-military educational and vocational opportunities, and to build the capacity of young people to educate and organize their peers around these issues.

Caribbean Project for Justice and Peace - Proyecto Caribeño de Justicia y Paz, San Juan, PR: $500 in June for workshops and distribution of information in schools and universities to inform youth in Puerto Rico of the implications of entering the armed forces.

Chico Peace and Justice Center, Chico, CA: $500 in December for the Partners in Peace project, distributing informational materials to Chico and Oroville-area high school career centers and orienting guidance counselors on the use of these materials. http://chico-peace.org/

CHOICES, Washington, DC: $1,000 in June to inform Washington, DC youth and students about opportunities for further education, job training, and employment outside the military.

Coalition for Peace Action, Princeton, NJ: $1,000 in April for a joint project with the Coalition for Peace and Justice of Linwood, New Jersey, distributing information on military  recruitment practices to middle and high school teachers at the New Jersey Education Association Annual Conference in November 2007. http://www.peacecoalition.org/

Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raza (NoSomosELArmy), Los Angeles, CA: $1,500 in June for counter-recruitment tabling, film screenings, teach-ins and other events at Los Angeles area high schools.

Finding Alternatives to Military Enlistment (FAME), Detroit, MI: $1,000 in June for counter-recruitment outreach to Latino, Arab-American and Muslim youth in and around Detroit.  http://www.famedetroit.org/

Historic Peace Churches of Columbus, Columbus, OH: $500 in September for a project reaching out to guidance counselors in Columbus public schools, educating them on alternatives to military service, including vocational and educational resources for their students.

Koinonia Partners, Americus, GA: $500 in June for training in counter recruitment outreach to impact high school age youth in low-income communities of rural South Georgia. http://www.koinoniapartners.org/

Lehigh Pocono Committee of Concern (LEPOCO), Bethlehem, PA: $500 in June for tabling, information distribution and outreach at high schools in Pennsylvania.http://www.lepoco.org/

Mid-South Peace & Justice Center, Memphis, TN: $1,500 in June for the Alternatives to the Military Project, informing low-income high school youth in the Memphis area about optout rights, ASVAB testing and other recruitment issues. http://www.midsouthpeace.org/

National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY), Bethesda, MD: $500 in June to develop a website to better facilitate resource-sharing and coordinating of counter recruitment efforts regionally and nationally. http://www.nnomy.org/joomla/index.php

NC Choices for Youth, Carrboro, NC: $1,000 in December for outreach to youth in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill “triangle” area with printing and distribution of locally-oriented brochures and materials aimed at countering specific military recruitment tactics.

NC Peace Action, Raleigh, NC: $1,200 in September for the Alternatives to Military Project, educating low income youth and youth of color in the Wilkes County, North Carolina area about the realities of military service and about educational and vocational alternatives.

New York Collective of Radical Educators-NYCoRE, New York, NY: $1,500 in April for printing and distribution of the curricular resource guide “Camouflaged: An investigation into how the U.S. military affects you and your community.” http://www.nycore.org/

NJ Peace Action Education Fund, Bloomfield, NJ: $1,250 in September for Youth in Motion: Creating a Movement to Resist Military Recruitment, a campaign for a uniform statewide policy for informing parents and students of their right to opt out of having their personal information released to military recruiters as allowed under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Peaceful Vocations, Fort Worth, TX: $1,000 in December for the Step It Up ’07-’08 campaign, including tabling with informational literature and a street theater project to reach youth in the Fort Worth area. http://peacefulvocations.org/

Quaker House of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, NC: $1,500 in June to develop new animated versions of “Sgt. Abe, the Honest Recruiter” educational materials, and for translation of existing Sgt. Abe printed materials into Spanish. http://www.quakerhouse.org/index.php

Recruiter Watch PDX, Portland, OR: $1,000 in December for outreach materials, exhibits and transportation for low-income youth to participate in Life After High School: Career and Educational Opportunities, a fair highlighting alternatives to military service. http://www.myspace.com/rwpdxcoalition

Salinas Action League, Salinas, CA: $1,000 in December for a project providing new counter-recruitment activists with organizer training manuals and informational materials to distribute to targeted youth in and around Salinas, a predominantly agricultural community. http://www.salinasaction.org/

Syracuse Peace Council, Syracuse, NY: $1,500 in April for the Nonviolent Futures Initiative of the Military Alternatives Education Project, providing information within heavily recruited constituencies about the tactics of military recruiters, the truth about life in the military, and job training, college funding and career alternatives. www.peacecouncil.net/MAEP

Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, Bellingham, WA: $500 in June for tabling and other counter recruitment outreach at high schools and tribal and community colleges in the area of Bellingham, Washington. http://www.whatcompjc.org