The JCC has been the home for Jewish life in Western North Carolina since 1940, and today we continue to be a vibrant and diverse community of people. The Asheville JCC strengthens Jewish identity, celebrates Jewish culture and builds community through a wide variety of programs for people from all backgrounds, at every stage of life.
Rooted in LGBTQI communities and movements, Astraea work in strategic partnership with foundations, individuals and governments to ensure that their resources reach the activists who need them most and who are best positioned to make transformational impact over time. To this end, they raise and distribute funds to programs and initiatives led by and for diverse constituencies, prioritizing groups led by lesbians and queer women, trans and gender non-conforming people, intersex people, and people of color.
BeLoved Asheville creates innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges we face as a community. They try to put love into action daily through these solutions to make our community better. BeLoved Asheville provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to use their voices, skills and unique gifts to transform their lives and communities.
Bend the Arc is a movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews across America who are working together to achieve our vision: to transform our country to be inclusive, equitable, and supportive of the dignity of every person across race, class, gender and faith.
The Working Group is committed to criminal justice policy reform and advocacy for all criminalized LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV (PLWH).
The Campaign for Southern Equality is working to build a South where LGBTQ people are equal in every part of life. A South where your zipcode doesn’t determine your rights. Where all of us are free to be who we truly are and love who we truly love.
Carolina Jews for Justice combines advocacy and education to organize a non-partisan Jewish voice for justice in North Carolina.
CJJ is a grassroots network committed to creating a more just, fair, and compassionate North Carolina. They build relationships where people help each other because individuals have a profound responsibility for the well-being of the whole.
Center for Participatory Change (CPC) ignites collective power, transforms systems of oppression and creates intersectional spaces for healing in Asheville, NC.
The Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción (CIMA) connects, strengthens and organizes communities to take action for immigrants’ rights in Western North Carolina. As a Latinx led organization, their efforts have focused on resisting oppression and mobilizing for a “positive place” for targeted and Latinx communities, one in which families can live their lives without fear of sudden detainment or deportation.