Policy & Power for Change

The Policy and Organizing Departments collaborate to overcome the barriers of poverty and racism through congregational organizing, policy analysis, and direct lobbying. We create unique coordinated campaigns that are both grassroots and policy-driven. Our approach to community organizing and public policy advocacy is issue-focused, relationship-based, power-driven, and change-motivated, encompassing four aspects of work:

  • Identifying issues through listening to those who are oppressed by racial and economic injustice;

  • Building relationships with congregational members, community residents and persons who have criminal records;

  • Organizing campaigns focused on unjust policies and practices;

  • Generating power to make systemic change.