Be An Advocate With Us

Way Finders: Resident Health Advocate program welcomes community residents interested in learning and advocating for safe routes to school, complete streets, and city lighting.

Become an advocate with Way Finders here:

Resident Advisory Council (RAC): Diverse groups of community residents interested in learning and advocating for policies, systems, and environmental change initiatives in the city of Springfield.

Age-Friendly Initiative:  Senior Resident Advocates interested in learning and advocating for an age-friendly city. An age-friendly city is defined as a community where policies, services, and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable older people to “age actively” – that is, to live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in society.

Become an advocate with the Live Well Springfield here:

Springfield Food Policy Council: The Food Policy Council serves as a forum in which people from many different parts of the food system and government can learn more about each other’s roles and work together to improve the availability of adequate levels of culturally competent, nutritious, and affordable food to all residents in the community.

Peer Health Advocate: The MLK Jr. Family Services engage high school students interested in public health, community organizing and civic engagement to advocates for tobacco prevention.

Become an advocate with MLK Jr. Family Services here:

Walk Bike Springfield: Is a Springfield advocacy group for walking and biking. The group meets monthly.

Become an advocate with Walk Bike Springfield here:

Information sent to Betsy Johnson.    

Springfield Climate Justice Coalition:   Springfield Climate Justice Coalition has brought together organizations across the City of Springfield to take on the issues of Climate Change and Environmental Justice at the local level, out of a deep concern for the future of our environment and public health.

Our diverse coalition of community, social, civic, and public health organizations, faith based groups and businesses, aim to bring Springfield to the forefront of urban communities on these issues, and create a city where all of our residents can breathe clean air.

​Become an advocate with Springfield Climate Justice Coalition here: 

Contact the Arise Environmental Justice Organizer Sy’air Bey at or call the Arise office at 413-734-4948.