Grantees North Shore Workers Community Fund/New Lynn Coalition

Lynn, MA
The mission of the North Shore Workers Community Fund is to knit together, through grassroots community organizing, a divided working class, based on race and ethnicity, in Essex County, MA. We accomplish this through research, education, economic development, and cultural activities. Our primary challenge is to overcome a perception among the white working class of being under siege by the demands of immigrants and people of color. The North Shore Workers Community Fund is creating a regional –and potentially national- solution to this issue by building on the progressive side of the region’s working class movement amongst community organizations and unions. The City of Lynn is the first stop in our organizing efforts. Lynn is the linchpin of the region because it is the largest, most diverse city in the area; a center for service provision in the region; and the home of a long history of abolitionism, suffragists, and union and community organizing.