Our approach is shaped by a framework that makes community organizing and capacity building central. We are committed to building power in communities that are often marginalized in policymaking. Projects with the potential for building long term infrastructure for change are a priority as addressing root causes is a long term project.
Some Elements of Our Change Model
- community organizing and training initiatives that build the capacity and power of those most affected to advocate in their own interests;
- research and analytical resources that generate solutions and critique current and proposed policies and social relations;
- effective engagement of the public conversation through mass media and other venues to move ideas and build consensus;
- reflective space for strategic planning, priority setting, and relationship building; and
- adequate resources (staffing, knowledge, materials, technology, etc.) to implement the work outlined above.