Jessan Hutchison-Quillian

Jessan Hutchison-Quillian

Joined September 2018

Grapevine Membership

Nonprofits Supported

New Immigrant Community Empowerment

New Immigrant Community Empowerment
Jackson Heights, NY

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable and precarious immigrant workers in New York, with a focus on day laborers, domestic workers, and newly arrived immigrants. We offer an extensive set of services, community organizing, and leadership development programs.

Community Investment Network

Community Investment Network
Raleigh, NC

CIN inspires, connects and strengthens African Americans and communities of color to leverage their collective resources and create the change THEY wish to see.

The Knights & Orchids Society Inc.

The Knights & Orchids Society Inc.
Selma, AL

The Knights & Orchids Society (TKO) strives to build the power of the TLGB community for African Americans throughout rural areas in Alabama and across the south, to obtain our dream of justice and equality through group economics, education, leadership development, and organizing cultural work.

The Knights & Orchids Society Inc.

The Knights & Orchids Society Inc.
Selma, AL

The Knights & Orchids Society (TKO) strives to build the power of the TLGB community for African Americans throughout rural areas in Alabama and across the south, to obtain our dream of justice and equality through group economics, education, leadership development, and organizing cultural work.

The Knights & Orchids Society Inc.

The Knights & Orchids Society Inc.
Selma, AL

The Knights & Orchids Society (TKO) strives to build the power of the TLGB community for African Americans throughout rural areas in Alabama and across the south, to obtain our dream of justice and equality through group economics, education, leadership development, and organizing cultural work.

The Gathering for Justice

The Gathering for Justice
New York, NY

The Gathering for Justice’s mission is to build a movement to end child incarceration while working to eliminate the racial inequities that permeate the justice system.

Translatinx Network

Translatinx Network
New York, NY

Translatinx Network increases the capacity of all transgender community members through advocacy, education and social support. Translatinx Network has both a local and national focus, with a mission is to promote the healthy development of trans people through the delivery of a wide range of information. Through promotion, outreach in education, and capacity-building, we encourage and strengthen the creation of safe and productive environments for transgender women.

Princess Janae Place

Princess Janae Place
Bronx, NY

The mission is to help people of trans experience maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical, and recreational services that create and nurture connections to the community and the world.

Alternate ROOTS

Alternate ROOTS
Atlanta, GA

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.

Project South

Project South
Atlanta, GA

Project South was founded as the Institute to Eliminate Poverty & Genocide in 1986. Our work is rooted in the legacy of the Southern Freedom Movement, and four primary work areas achieve our mission of cultivating strong social movements in the South powerful enough to contend with some of the most pressing and complicated social, economic, and political problems we face today.

Southerners on New Ground

Southerners on New Ground
Atlanta, GA

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.

Highlander Research & Education Center

Highlander Research & Education Center
New Market, TN

Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. We work with people fighting for justice, equality and sustainability, supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny. Through popular education, language justice, participatory research, cultural work, and intergenerational organizing, we help create spaces — at Highlander and in local communities — where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible. We develop leadership and help create and support strong, democratic organizations that work for justice, equality and sustainability in their own communities and that join with others to build broad movements for social, economic and restorative environmental change.

Destination Tomorrow

Destination Tomorrow
Bronx, NY

Economic empowerment is the underlying goal of all that we do at Destination Tomorrow. We focus on education and practical life skills that take our clients off the path to needing emergency treatment, housing or healthcare services. We believe it is more helpful to empower them to avoid crisis situations, via offerings such as a financial literacy program in collaboration with TD Bank, a four-week job readiness program, and sexual health education.

The Mahogany Project

The Mahogany Project
Houston, TX

We aim to reduce social isolation, stigma, and acts of injustice in TQLGB+ Communities of Color.

The Mahogany Project

The Mahogany Project
Houston, TX

We aim to reduce social isolation, stigma, and acts of injustice in TQLGB+ Communities of Color.

Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute

Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute
East Point, GA

Our goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

Common Counsel Foundation

Common Counsel Foundation
Oakland, CA

Founded in 1988, Common Counsel Foundation advances equity and environmental health through a combination of direct grantmaking and strategic philanthropic advising for independent foundations and donors.

PolicyLink

PolicyLink
Oakland, CA

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works®.

Marsha P Johnson Institute

Marsha P Johnson Institute
Richmond, CA

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.

New York Transgender Advocacy Group

New York Transgender Advocacy Group
New York, NY

The New York Transgender Advocacy Group is a Trans-led organization. Our mission is to advocate for more inclusive gender-based policies that benefit Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming/Non-Binary (TGNCNB) individuals through building community leaders, educating practitioners, and influencing policy makers. Our vision is to create an equitable society for TGNCNB people. To achieve this, we work with stakeholders around New York to train and empower the TGNCNB community to become active leaders in shaping the world around them.