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    The Social Science Department offers independent studies in the social sciences. To take an independent studies course the student must find a faculty sponsor. Professor West is interested in sponsoring independent studies concerning non-governmental organizations. One such organization, which has a National Internship Program, is Project Vote Smart. If you are interested in serving as an intern with this organization and receiving college credit at thesame time, contact Professor West.
    By clicking on ProjectVote Smart, you go to their webpage for further information. You may also call them at 1-888-868-3762.

    Non-governmental organizations (NGO,s) are private; organized and run by their membership in order to advance a cause in which they believe. In a world of more than 6 billion people, the individual has little impact on community affairs unless he or she combines with many other people in common cause. There are thousands of these organizations around the world. Some are involved with internationalconcerns, some with national and some with local concerns. They representa civil society which has an impact upon actions by governments. Whilegovernments are often constrained by political circumstances and cumbersome bureacracies, non-governmental organizations are more likely to be able to focus upon particular problems and take effective and more efficient action.They are also necessary to influence and pressure government to act.

The following is a list of selected non-governmental organizations:

Private Service Agencies: Non-Governmental Organizations

Table of Contents: Local | State  | National  | International  |
Local:
 
BHEP Alliance, Inc 516 286-9236 Or 9264
P.O. Box 121 Fax: 516 286-3948
1492 Montauk Highway
Bellport, New York


Executive Director: Helen Martin
Member of Board of Directors: Gary Goodwin
Catholic Charities  516 543-6200
Suffolk County Administration
155 Indian Head Road
Commack NY


Contact: Linda Gerien

 
Hope House Ministries   516 473-8796
P.O. Box 358 Fax: 516 474-4851
Port Jefferson, New York 11777 E-mail: griff8@hotmail.com
Director of Development: John M. Griffin Website: www.hhm.org
Executive Director: Fr. Francis Pizzarelli
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Long Island Cares  516 435-1936
P.O. Box  Fax: 516 273-2184
West Brentwood. New York 11717


Executive Director: Lynn Needelman
Long Island Progressive Coalition  516 541-1006
Citizen Action on Long Island  Fax: 516 541-2113
Massapequa, NY 11758-47  E-mail: Lipci@aol.com


Executive Director: Judy Pannullo

Long Islandbranch

Nature Conservancy  516 367-3225
250 Lawrence Hill Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

E-mail:www.tnc.org/longisland
Sandra Schamberger


South Fork-Shelter Island Chapter
PO Box 5125
East Hampton, NY 11937


Judy Lanahan  516 329-7689

National office

State:
 

The Adirondack Council 518 873 2240
PO Box D-2
Elizabethtown, New York 12932-0640 E-mail: adkcouncil@aol.com



 
New York League of Conservation Voters  212 766 0014
130 William Street - Suite 801  Fax: 212 766 0071
New York, NY 10038  E-mail: voters@ pipeline.com 

Website: www.nylcv.org
Political Coordinator: Joshua Klainberg

 
New York Parks & Conservation Assoc. 518 434 1583
29 Elk Street Fax 518 427 0067
Albany, New York 12207 E-mail: nypca@nypca.org



 
New York Public Interest Research Group 518 436-0876
107 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210



 
New York State Health Care Campaign 518 465-4600
94 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206



 
Ronald McDonald House of New York, Inc
405 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021


National:
 
 

Boston University 800 447 2849
599 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA 02215 Website: www.bu.edu



 
Bread for the World  301 608-2400
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000 Fax: 301 608-2401
Silver Spring, MD 20910-9767 Website: www.bread.org

E-mail: bread@ igc.apc.org

 
Center for Defense Information  202 862-0700 
1500 Massachusetts Avenue Fax 202 862-0708 
Washington, D.C. 20005 E-mail: info@cdi.org

about Center for Defense Information

 
Children's Defense Fund Action Council NYC office: 1 212 233-4000
25 East Street, N.W. Website: www.childrensdefense.org
Washington, D.C. 20001 Director: Donna Lawrence
Exec. Director: Marion Wright Edelman Asst. Director: Melinda Dutton

 
Coalition for the Homeless 212 964-5900
89 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
Executive Director: Mary Brosnahan

 
Choice In Dying 1 800 989-9455 
200 Varick Street  Fax: 212 366-5337 
New York, NY 10014  Website: www.choices.org



 
Clean Air Conservancy  216 523-1111
1360 West Ninth Street, Suite 400 Fax: 216 523-1112
Cleveland, Ohio 44113 Website: www.EBNI.com/clean-air

E-mail: cleanair@EBNI.com

 
The Commonwealth Fund 888 777-2744
One E. 75th Street
New York, NY 10021 Website: www.cmwf.org



 
Families USA 202 628-3030
1334 G Street, NW Fax: 202 347-2417
Wahington, DC 20005-3169 E-mail: info@familiesusa.org

Website: www.familiesusa.org/pbr/

 
Food Research and Action Center



Website: www.frac.org



 
   
   
   
   



Inter-Faith Hunger Appeal                       212 870-2035
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1630              Fax: 212 870-2040
New York, NY 10115-0079

 
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby 202 547-5556
801 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 460 Fax: 202 547-5510
Washington, D.C. 20003-2167 Website: www.networklobby.org
National Coordinator: Kathy Thornton e-mail: kthornton@networklobby.org

 
National Parks Conservation Association 800 628 7275
1300 19th Street NW, Suite 300 E-mail: npca@npca.org
Washington, DC 20036 Website:  www.npca.org

National Office

The Nature Conservancy 703 841 5300
4245 North Fairfax Drive, suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203 Long Island branch

New York Citizens Committee          212 721-6486
On Health Care Decisions
2 West 64th St., Rm. 511
New York, NY
 
 

Project Vote Smart   541 754-2746 or 1 888 868-3762
Center for National Independence in Politics   voters research hotline: 
1 800 622-SMART 
Fax: 541 754-2747
129 NW 4th Street, Suite 204 E-mail: intern@vote-smart.org
Corvallis, Oregon 97330  Website: www.vote-smart.org 
 

Public Citizen
1600 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009-1001                    Website: www.citizen.org
                                                                 E-mail: public-citizen@citizen.org



School of the Americas (SOA) Watch                      202 234 3440
1719 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010 or

SOA Watch                                                            706 682-5369
P.O. Box 3330
Columbus, GA 31903                               Website: www.soaw.org



Second Harvest                                                       312 263-2303
National Food Bank Network
116 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 4
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6001                   Website: www.secondharvest.org


Southern Poverty Law Center                                 334 264-0286
400 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36104-0548                Website: www.splcenter.org


Student Conservation Association                           603 543-1700
Resource Assistant Program
P.O. Box 550
Charlestown, NH 03603                              Website: www.sca-inc.org


Tahirih Justice Center                                            703 237-4554
108 N. Virginia Avenue                                     Fax: 703 237-4574
Suite 100                                                  e-mail: justice @tahirih.org
Falls Church, VA 22046                           Website: www.tahirih.org


United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO       805 822-5571
P.O. Box 62                                                    Fax: 805 822-6103
Keene, California 93531


United Negro College Fund/UNCF                    703 205-3400
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
P.O. Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031-4511


U.S. Public Interest Research Group                 202 546 9707
218 D Street SE                                           Fax: 202 546 2461
Washington DC 20003                             Website: www.pirg.org
                                                                 E-mail: uspirg@pirg.org
 NY PIRG:                                                      212 349 6460
 
 
Universal Health Care Action Network 216 241-8422
2800 Euclid Avenue, #520 Fax: 216 241-8423
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2418 E-mail: uhcan@uhcan.org

Website: www.uhcan.org

 
The Urban Institute 202 833-7200
2100 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037 paffairs@ui.urban.org

Website

Woods Hole Research Center                         508 540 9900
PO Box 296                                                Fax: 508 540 9700
Woods Hole, MA 02543                         E-mail: info@whrc.org



 
Working Assets Political Action 800 INFO-735
Capitol Switchboard 202 224 3121
Senate Legislative Line 202 224 8541
House Legislative Line 202 225 7400
White House Switchboard 202 456 1111
Working Assets Website www.wald.com

International:
 

ACERCA: Action for Community and Ecology in theRainforests of Central America
1247 E Street, SE, Room 207
Washington, DC 20003 acerca@sover.net
Contact: David DellingerC

 
American Friends Service Committee 215 241-7000
1501 Cherry Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19102 


Amnesty International U.S.A.                        212 807-8400
322 Eighth Avenue (National Office)
New York, N.Y. 10001-4808               Website:www.amnesty.org
                                                             E-mail: riajoie@aiusa.org


CARE International                      1 800 422-7385  or 404 681-2552
151 Ellis Street                                      Fax: 404 577-9418
Atlanta, GA 30303-2439                     Website:www.care.org

CARE
P.O. Box 13677
Philadelphia PA 19101-9027



Campaign for UN Reform                         202 546-3956
418 Seventh Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20003


 Center for War/Peace Studies                 212 475-1077
180 West 80th Street                              Fax: 212 579-4362
New York, NY 10024              E-mail: hudson@cwps.org
                                 http://cwps.org


Children's Survival Fund                           618 549-7873
P.O. Box 3127
Carbondale, IL 62902
 
 
Council for a Livable World 202 543 4100
110 Maryland Avenue NE #409 Fax: 202 543 6297
Washington, DC 20002  Website: www.clw.org

LobbyCongress

Cultural Survival, Inc.                               617 495-2562
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
 
 

Doctors Without Borders  212 679-6800
6 East 39th Street, 8th Floor Fax: 212 679-7016
New York, NY 10016 e-mail: doctors@newyork.msf.org

Website:www.dwb.org

Earth Society foundation                         212 832 3659
New York , NY                                 Website: www.nymm.net/esf
                                                        E-mail: tom.wright@mailexcite.com



Environmental Defense Fund                   1 800 684-3322
257 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10010                    Website: www.edf.org


Equality Now
PO Box 20646                                       Fax 212 586-1611
Columbus Circle Station               e-mail: equalitynow@igc.apc.org
New York, NY 10023                website: www.equalitynow.org


FINCA International                                                 202 682-1510
(Foundation for International Community Assistance) Fax 202 682-1535
1101 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005                     website: www.villagebanking.org
 
 
Grassroots International  616 5241400
179 Boylston Street, 4th floor Fax 617 524 5525
Boston, MA 02130 E-mail: grassroots@igc.apc.org

Website: www.grassrootsonline.org

 



Habitat for Humanity International
121 Habitat Street
Americus, Georgia 31709-3498

Founder and President: Millard Fuller



International Campaign for Tibet                  202 785 1515
1825 K Street NW, Suite 520                   Fax 202 785 4343
Washington DC 20006                         Website: www.savetibet.org


International Planned Parenthood Federation    212 248-6400
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005-3902                     Website: www.ippfwhr.org
                                                                  E-mail:info@ippfwhr.org


International Rescue Committee                       212 551-3028
122 East 42nd Street, 12th Floor                  Fax: 212 551-3183
New York, NY 10168-1289

Executive Committee: Nancy Starr


Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, Inc              914 941-7575
PO Box 318
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0318


 
Mexico Solidarity Network 202 544-9355
1247 E Street, SE E-mail: MSN@MexicoSolidarity.org
Washington, D.C. 20003 Website: www.mexicosolidarity.org
4834 N. Springfield
Chicago, IL 60625 773 583-7728

 
Natural Resources Defense Council  212-727-2700
40 West 20th Street  Fax: 212 727-1773
New York, NY 10011 E-mail: naturesvoice@nrdc.org

Website: www.nrdc.org

Oxfam America                                             617 482-1211
115 Broadway
Boston, MA 02116
Change Initiative



Parliamentarians for Global Action                 212 687-7755
211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1604              Fax: 212 687-8409
New York, NY 10017                        E-mail: pariglobal@aol.com
                                                        Website: www.pglobal.org/pglobal


Pathfinder International                                 617 924-7200
9 Galen Street, Suite 217                          Fax: 617 924-3833
Watertown, Mass. 02172-4501


PAX World Service                                     202 293-7290
111 16th Street NW, Suite 120                Fax: 202 293-7023
Washington, D.C. 20036                    E-mail: info@ paxworld.org
                                                          Website: www.paxworld.org


 
 
Peace Action Education Fund  202 862-9740
1819 H Street NW, Suite 420
Washington, D.C. 20006-3603 Website: www.peace-action.org



 
The Population Institute 202 544-3300  or  1 800 787 0038
107 2nd Street, NE Fax: 202 544-0068
Washington, DC 20002 Website: www.populationinstitute.org

E-mail: web@ populationinstitute.org

Population Reference Bureau                            202 483-1100
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 520       Fax: 202 328-3937
Washington, DC 20009-5728                        Website: www.prb.org
                                                                    E-mail: popref@prb.org
 

Quest for Peace 301 699-0042
P.O.Box 5206 Fax: 301 864-2182
Hyattsville, MD 20782 Website: www.quixote.org


Save the Children                                        203 221-4000
54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880
 
 

Union Semester; Queens College of CUNY 212 827 0200     Fax 212827 5955
25 West 43rd Street E-mail: unionsemester@qc.edu
New York , NY 10036-7406 Web address: http://www.qc.edu/unionsemester
In affiliation with: NY City Central Labor Council



United Nations Association of USA             212 697-3232
485 Fifth Avenue                                       Fax: 212 682-9185
New York, NY 10017-6104


United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 212 686-5522
333 East 38th Street
New York, NY10016            www.unicefusa.org


World Federalist Association         1 800 WFA 0123 or 202 546-3950
418 7th Street SE                                     Fax: 202 546-3749
Washington, D.C. 20003-2796             E-mail: wfa@igc.wfa.org
                                                            Website: wfa internship


World Vision
34834 Weyerhaeuser Way S
Federal Way, Washington 98001          Website: www.worldvision.org


World Wildlife Fund                                  202 293-4800
1250 Twenty-Fourth Street NW               800 960-0993
Washington, DC 20037-1175                   Website: www.worldwildlife.org

WWF Travel Program                               202 778-9683
 

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