How We Work
We work differently. UUSC centers the voices of affected communities and strengthens grassroots movements, focusing our human rights work in three distinct ways:
Our Human Rights Focus
Our work is focused on leveraging our assets and strengths to change systems and advance human rights across these often intersecting areas. See how our initiatives address human rights issues:
We’re driven by sustainable impact
- 39 Immersion Journeys 39 College of Social Justice immersion journeys provided nearly 500 volunteers a first-hand experience with injustice and the ways affected people are responding.
- 26,450 Supporter Actions UUSC supporters took over 26,000 actions – making phone calls, sending letters and signing petitions – to protect human rights across the United States and the globe from July 2017–June 2018.
- 450,000 Individuals Our 80 grassroots partners hope to reach, directly or indirectly, more than 450,000 individuals through projects UUSC is supporting July 2018-June 2019.
Our Unique Approach in Action
Speaking Out Against Injustices of Climate-Forced Displacement
UUSC is partnering with grassroots organizations in communities directly impacted by climate change to advance human rights-based solutions. Together, we can shift the landscape from primarily reacting to climate disasters to preventative, community-led planning. Read more →