Allies & Partner Organizations

PHENOM works in partnership with numerous other organizations committed to affordable, accessible, high quality public higher education. You can learn more about them by following these links.

Campus Unions

Campaign for the Future of Higher Education

CFHE is a grassroots national campaign to support quality higher education.  The mission of the Campaign is to ensure that affordable quality higher education is accessible to all sectors of our society in the coming decades. Learn more about CFHE here.

CEPA (Center for Education Policy & Advocacy)

CEPA is a policy and advocacy agency that builds student power and strengthens student voice. CEPA also works on higher education issues at a statewide level, lobbying in support of access to an affordable college education in the state of Massachusetts. CEPA operates as an agency of the Student Government Association and is structured into four core teams: Access and Affordability, Campus Culture, Gender Equity, and Student Labor Action Project. Working both independently and collaboratively, the core teams build partnerships with students, student organizations, faculty, staff, and the administration to institutionalize student voice and shared governance. Learn more about CEPA here.

Economic Mobility Pathways

EMPath is a nonprofit innovator in breaking the cycle of poverty. They provide direct services, perform in-depth research, and advocate for public policy changes that will support low-income women in their journey to economic self-sufficiency. Each year EMPath helps approximately 1,300 people annually through its mobility mentoring, housing, and education and workforce development programs. Learn more about EMPath here.

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Association

MIRA is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. They serve the commonwealth’s one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, and strategic communications. The Coalition involves an active membership of over 130 organizations, including community-based groups, social service organizations, ethnic associations, schools, refugee resettlement agencies, health centers and hospitals, religious institutions, unions, and law firms, as well as thousands of individual members, contributors, and allies. Learn more about MIRA here.

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice (JwJ)

Massachusetts JwJ is a coalition of community, faith and labor groups in Massachusetts who work to protect and promote workers’ rights. JwJ primary areas of work include workers’ rights, immigrant rights, public education and global justice. JwJ supports campaigns that seek to make a real difference in the lives of workers and communities, while also striving to build a broad and diverse movement for economic and social change. JwJ’s student network organizes students across the state to become part of the fight. We organize unions, labor leaders, and activists to support community justice struggles and promote solidarity as the only way that we as working people can win against corporate power. PHENOM also works with JWJ’s Campaign for a Debt-Free Future and the Student Labor Action Project.  Learn more about Massachusetts JwJ here.

Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG)

Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group takes on powerful interests on behalf of Massachusetts’ citizens, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students across the state, we stand up to powerful special interests on issues to stop identity theft, fight political corruption, provide safe and affordable prescription drugs, and strengthen voting rights.  Learn more about MassPIRG here.

Progressive Massachusetts (PM)

PM is a statewide, diverse grassroots organization. PM organize around progressive issues in Massachusetts, help elect and support progressive candidates for public office who are committed to making a difference on these issues, and hold elected officials accountable to progressive positions and values. PM welcomes all Progressives regardless of political affiliation. We will work to further progressive values through issue organizing, electoral organizing, and organization-building and education.  Learn more about PM here.

The Student Immigrant Movement (SIM)

The Student Immigrant Movement is a statewide immigrant youth-led organization based in Massachusetts. They identify, recruit and develop leaders in local cities and towns who are invested in improving their communities through relational building, leadership development, electoral organizing and using both strategic and motivational campaigns that build movement.  Learn more about SIM here.

United States Student Association (USSA)

USSA believes that education is a right and should be accessible for any student regardless of their socio-economic background and identity. We believe people who are affected directly by issues of access to higher education should be the ones identifying the solutions that make education accessible to them. Therefore, USSA is dedicated to training, organizing, and developing a base of student leaders who are utilizing those skills to engage in expanding access to higher education and advancing the broader movement for social justice.  Learn more about USSA here.