NOAH holds event to recognize donors, leading supporters
A Nashville nonprofit focused on social and economic justice recently held a celebration of key supporters over the past year.
Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) held an event at Geodis Park last week to recognize those who make the organization's mission possible.
NOAH Affordable Housing Task Force leader, Martha Carroll spoke about the hard work involved in NOAH's mission:
“Of course, it takes time and effort, but more importantly it takes commitment, patience, building trust, collaborating with other people, speaking truth to power, both working with and confronting the powers that be…and sometimes winning.”
NOAH took time at the event to celebrate several recent policy wins.
These include an inclusionary zoning policy that was overturned by the Tennessee General Assembly, that would require new developments to incorporate units priced for people with low incomes. NOAH also fought for and won a new policing strategy that couples mental health professionals with police officers, known as “Partners in Care.” This program has proven to prevent arrests by providing mental health care for people who are in crisis. NOAH also successfully campaigned to get Metro funds for Social Emotional Learning strategies in Metro Nashville Public Schools.
After acknowledging past successes, the group took time to look to the future:
"The new year brings new opportunities for NOAH and its 68 member organizations," said NOAH leadership. "Specifically, we will launch our 2023 “Listening Campaign” which will help us determine which issues we will pursue for the next three to four years. This process also helps us engage our member organizations to take the lead in their community around the issues that matter most to them."
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