Casey Affleck is a dedicated activist and philanthropist, supporting causes across many areas of the nonprofit sector.
MANIFESTWORKS is a workforce development organization geared toward de-marginalizing our participants and giving them tools for success in film, television, and new media production. Recently Casey hosted a private screening of Light of My Life for the organization.
My Friend’s Place welcomes nearly 1,500 homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 25 and their children each year. Many are escaping abusive homes, emancipating from foster care with insufficient skills and resources, or were raised on the street caught in the cycle of homelessness.
New Earth provides mentor-based arts, educational, and vocational programs that empower juvenile justice and system involved youth ages 13-25 to transform their lives, move toward positive, healthier life choices, and realize their full potential as contributing members of our community. We are committed to significantly reducing the youth recidivism rate in Los Angeles. New Earth is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization. Casey is on the board and actively supports their efforts.
Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. Casey recently created the Stories From Tomorrow program to support their initiative and partner with Feeding America.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. Casey has supported in efforts to pass farm bills, stopping Texas A&M from experimenting on dogs, and exposing the animal abuse present in circuses.