Take Action – Poverty


A global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all. See action opportunities.

Center for Economic and Social Rights

Works for the recognition and enforcement of economic and social rights as a powerful tool for promoting social justice and human dignity. Advocates for changes to economic and social policy at the international, national and local levels. Offers many resources for advocacy: monitoring, legal action, and tools like their Human Rights for All Post-2015: A Litmus Test.


An international campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 6 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Opportunities for action here.  especially for college students through One Campus.



Map Your World
This activity that accompanies the video The Revolutionary Optimists (see above under videos) engages young people in an analysis of their communities issues. Enables them to create interactive data and story maps focused on important issues leveraging proven technologies including Google Earth, GPS, Android phones, and the open source tool Formhub. Educators can use Map Your World in the classroom, share their findings, and collaborate with educators and students from around the world.