Organizations

RESOURCES FOR RAISING COMMERCIAL FREE CHILDREN

Campaign for a Commercial-Childhood
www.commercialfreechildhood.org

Judge Baker Children’s Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
617-278-4172
Fax: 617-232-7441

CCFC is a national coalition of health care professionals, educators, businesses, advocacy groups, parents, and concerned citizens working together to counter the commercial exploitation of children through action, advocacy, research, education and collaboration.

The Action Coalition for Media Education  (ACME)
http://www.acmecoalition.org
Phone Number: 505-828-3377
Email address:
robw@acme.org

An independently-funded international strategic network/membership coalition linking media educators, students, health advocates, researchers, media reformers, independent media makers, community organizers and others working together to achieve three interrelated goals: critical media literacy education for classrooms and communities; independent media production, and media-related political reform.

American Academy of Child And Adolescent Psychiatry:  The Television and Media Committee
www.aacap.org
3615 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20016-3007
202-966-7300 
Fax:  202-966-2891

AACAP is a professional organization of specialized physicians dedicated to promoting the mental health of children through education and advocacy. 

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Public Education
www.aap.org/visit/cmte11.htm
141 Northwest Point Boulevard

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

847/434-4000
847/434-8000 (Fax)
 
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 57,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.  The AAP Committee on Public Education develops policy to educate pediatricians and the public about the impact of media on children and adolescents

Alliance for Childhood
www.allianceforchildhood.net
                       
PO Box 44
College Park, MD 20741
301-779-1033
 

The Alliance for Childhood is a partnership of individuals and organizations committed to fostering and respecting each child's inherent right to a healthy, developmentally appropriate childhood.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
www.tobaccofreekids.org
1400 Eye Street N.W. Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-296-5469
(FAX)202-296-5427

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is fighting to free America's youth from tobacco and to create a healthier environment. The Campaign is one of the nation's largest non-governmental initiatives ever launched to protect children from tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke.

Canadians Concerned About Violence In Entertainment (C-CAVE)
www.c-cave.com
167 Glen Road
Toronto, ON
Canada,
M4W 2W8
416-961-0853
416-929-2720 (fax)
                                    

C-CAVE provides public education on what the research on media violence show. The organization believes the public has a right to know that the overwhelming weight of findings points toward harmful effects.

Center for Digital Democracy (CDD)
1718 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
http://www.democraticmedia.org

CDD is committed to preserving the openness and diversity of the Internet in the broadband era, and to realizing the full potential of digital communications through the development and encouragement of noncommercial, public interest programming

Center for the New American Dream
www.newdream.org    
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 900
Takoma Park, MD, 20912
                             
877-683-7326
301-891-3684 (fax)
 

The Center for the New American Dream helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life and promote economic justice.      Working with individuals, institutions, communities and businesses to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture and promote positive changes in the way goods are produced and consumed.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
1875 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: (202) 332-9110
FAX: (202) 265-4954
E-mail:
cspi@cspinet.org

CSPI is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.

Children Now: Children and the Media Program
1212 Broadway, 5th Floor (NEW)
Oakland CA 94612
Phone:: 510-763-2444

FAX: 510-763-1974
www.childrennow.org

The Children and the Media Program at Children Now works to improve the quality of news and entertainment media both for children and about children's issues, paying particular attention to media images of race, class and gender. The program seeks to accomplish its goals through media industry outreach, independent research and public policy development.

Citizens' Campaign for Commercial-Free Schools
www.scn.org/cccs
Seattle, Washington

CCCS opposes advertising and corporate marketing in Washington public schools. It is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization focusing onresearch, education, lobbying, and direct action.

Commercial Alert
www.commercialalert.org  
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd. #123
Portland, OR 97214
503-235-8012
503-235-5073 (Fax)
Contact:
gary@commercialalert.org

Commercial Alert’s mission is to keep the commercial culture within its proper sphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmental integrity and democracy.

(CERU) Commercialism in Education Research Unit 
www.schoolcommercialism.org
P.O.Box 872411
Tempe, AZ , 85287-2411
(480) 965-1886
(480) 965-0303 (fax)                                  

CERU conducts research, disseminates information, and helps facilitate dialogue between the education community, policy makers, and the public at large about commercial activities in schools.  Mixing commercial activities with public education raises fundamental issues of public policy, curriculum content, the proper relationship of educators to the students entrusted to them, and the values that the schools embody     

Concerned Educators Acting for a Safe Environment (CEASE)
http://www.peaceeducators.org  
55 Frost Street
Cambridge, MA, 02140
(617) 661-8347

CEASE is a network of parents, teachers and other concerned individuals who are dedicated to creating a safe world for our children.  Working to end the violence that permeates our society, to remove the root causes of this violence by advocating for peace, justice and economic opportunity and to redirect national priorities and funding from the military and corporate interests to human services and environmental opportunity

Dads and Daughters
www.dadsanddaughters.org
34 E. Superior Street, Suite 200, Duluth, MN 55802        

218-722-3942 or 1-888-824-DADS
Fax Number: (218) 728-0314

Dads and Daughters is the national advocacy nonprofit for fathers and daughters.  DADs inspires fathers to actively and deeply engage in the lives of their daughters and galvanizes fathers and others to transform the pervasive cultural messages that devalue girls and women.

The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR)
1750 Ocean Park Blvd. Ste 200
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Telephone:  310-392-0522
Fax:310-392-8874
www.consumerwatchdog.org

FTCR combines legislative advocacy, litigation and grassroots organizing to protect the rights and pocketbooks of consumers and taxpayers.  FTCR's issue areas include health care reform, corporate accountability, insurance reform, energy, privacy, and holding politicians accountable to the public.

Free Press
www.mediareform.net
26 Center St,
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone Number: 866-666-1533
Fax Number: 413-585-8904
 

Free Press is a national organization working to increase informed public participation in crucial media policy debates. The ultimate aim of Free Press is to generate a range of policies that will produce a more competitive and public interest-oriented media system with a strong nonprofit and noncommercial sector.

Infact
www.infact.org
46 Plympton Street
Boston, MA 02118
Fax: 617-695-2626

Since 1977, Infact has been exposing life-threatening abuses by transational corporations and organizaing successful grassroots campaigns to hold corporations accountable to consumers and society at large.

Kids Can Make A Difference
1 Borodell Avenue
Mystic. CT 06355

(860) 245 3620
(860) 245 3651 (fax)
   
www.kidscanmakeadifference.org

Kids can Make a Difference is an innovative educational program for middle school and high school students. It helps them understand the root causes of hunger and poverty and how they - as individuals - can take action.

Media Education Foundation
www.mediaed.org

The Media Education Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization devoted to media research and production of resources to aid educators and others in fostering analytical media literacy.

Media Center/ Judge Baker Children’s Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
617-278-7343
Fax: 617-232-7114  
www.jbcc.harvard.edu

A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children whose emotional and behavioral problems threaten to limit their potential. The Center strives to provide services of the highest standard, to search for new knowledge, to teach, and to apply and disseminate knowledge to promote healthy development.          

The Motherhood Project
www.watchoutforchildren.org
1841 Broadway, Suite 211,  New York NY 10023 

Phone Number: 212-246-3942

Fax Number: 212-541-6665
 

The mission of the Motherhood Project is to put the importance of mothering on the national agenda and to foster a renewed sense of purpose, passion, and power in the work of mothering in both the private and public spheres. A key goal is to help mothers meet the challenges of raising children in an age increasingly driven by the values of commerce and technology.

The National Institute for Media and the Family
www.mediafamily.org
606 24th Avenue South, Suite 606

Minneapolis, MN 55454
(888) 672-5437 or (612) 672-5437

 

The National Institute on Media and the Family is a national resource for research, education and information about the impact of media on children and families.  

New Mexico Media Literacy Project
www.nmmlp.org
Address: 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Albequerque, NM
Phone:  505-828-3129
Fax:  505-828-3142

The New Mexico Media Literacy Project, an outreach project of Albuquerque Academy, has brought the media literacy message to hundreds of thousands of children and adults across New Mexico and the nation.

New Moon Publishing
34 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55082
Phone: 216-728-5507
Fax:  218-728-0316
www.newmoon.org

New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams is the imaginative, intelligent, and girl-created publication that brings girls' voices into the public arena. New Moon is for every girl who wants her voice heard and her dreams taken seriously.   The Girls Editorial Board, comprised of 15 girls ages 8-14, makes all of the major decisions from content to layout for the magazine.

The Praxis Project
1750 Columbia Rd, NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-5921
(202) 234-2689 (FAX)
www.thepraxisproject.org

The Praxis Project provides technical assistance, training, strategic consultation and other kinds of support to advance community media and policy advocacy on health issues.  The organization works with communities to identify solutions that shift from individual blame to institutional and systemic approaches.          

Stay Free!
www.stayfreemagazine.org  
Brooklyn NY 11217
718 398 9324

Stay Free! is a nonprofit print magazine focused on American media and consumer culture

Slow Food USA
http://www.slowfoodusa.org
434 Broadway 6th Floor, New York NY  10013
212-965-5640

Slow Food USA focuses on the food culture in schools. Works in support of school gardens and farm- to- cafeteria programs  that bring to schools fresh, good tasting organic foods produced with sustainable agriculture practices.

TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment)
www.truceteachers.org
 

TRUCE produces and provides an annual guide for teachers and parents to help them in selecting toys that are educationally and developmentally appropriate for young children

TV-Turnoff Network
www.tvturnoff.org
1200 29th Street, NW
Lower Level #1
Washington, DC  20007
PHONE: 202-333-9220
FAX: 202-333-9221
 

TV Turnoff Network is a national nonprofit group which encourages children and adults to watch much less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities.  With an array of programs capped off by the annual national celebration of TV-Turnoff Week,

TV-Turnoff Network has helped millions to turn off TV and turn on life.