Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH)

Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH)

Empowering Nashvillians to fight injustice in our community

Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH)

NOAH is an anti-racist, faith-based coalition comprised of congregations, community organizations, and labor unions. We aim to amplify the power of ordinary people so that their voices are heard in the public arena. 

NOAH is a member of the Gamaliel, a national network of local organizations committed to building political power by uniting people of different races and faiths.


NOAH attests that systemic racism exists in every aspect of our society, perpetuating injustices socially, economically, and politically.

NOAH intends to help expose and dismantle racism within Nashville, especially focusing on issues determined by its members: affordable housing, criminal justice, education, and economic equity, jobs, and transportation.

Our Pillars

Affordable Housing

The Affordable Housing Task Force strives to mitigate the rise in housing costs across Nashville which pushes people out of the county.


The Education Task Force aims to implement programs in MNPS schools that icrease student achievement and disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline..

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Task Force works to reform Nashville’s incarceration and policing systems that cause disproportionate harm to African Americans.

Economic Equity, Jobs & Transportation

The EEJT Task Force seeks economic development and increased job opportunities for low and middle-income residents.

We take ordinary people and train them to use their God-given power.

Rev. Ed Thompson

NOAH Founder and Chairperson

Harness Your Power

Get involved in the fight against injustice in Nashville. Learn more about making your organization a member of NOAH.

Supporters of NOAH

Thank you to these sponsors of social justice!

Nelson Community Partners

Rochford Realty & Construction

Meharry Medical College

Spencer Fane Law

Urban Housing Solutions

First Church Unity

Orchard Advisors

Holladay Ventures

Regena Davis

Stephen & Jamaica

Judson Rogers & Anne Blake

Carleen Dowell & Mike Hodge

Friends of Bob Freeman

Judy Shanks

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