Northside Action for Justice (NA4J) is a grassroots, member-controlled organization that builds power for low- and moderate- income people in order to advance the cause of economic and social justice on the north side of Chicago and across the globe.
NA4J was launched in 2007 and was founded by members of Community of Uptown Residents for Affordability and Justice (COURAJ) and Rogers Park Community Action Network (RPCAN). Both COURAJ and RPCAN had a sustained presence and actively organized in their respective communities. They joined together in 2007 to build a stronger, more collaborative grassroots multi-issue organization.
Prior to NA4J, these two groups organized tenant councils, fought gentrification and displacement, supported the development of affordable housing and living wage jobs, worked to create and maintain good neighborhood public schools (such as helping to bring Uplift High School to Uptown), and promoted economic justice throughout the Northside and across Chicago.
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