Center for Community Change

1536 U Street NW
Washington DC 20009

phone: 202-339-9300
fax: 202-333-5462
toll-free: 877-777-1536

Contact:  Rich Stolz  --  202-342-0567  --

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Helping low-income people, especially people of color, build powerful, effective organizations through which they can change their communities and public policies for the better.


Description:   (from web site)

"The Center for Community Change is a progressive social justice organization whose central project is to support the emergence of one or more movements for social and economic justice in the U.S. The Center strives to transform the national debate and national politics as well as the institutions, economic systems and policies that affect low-income people and working class people, especially people of color.

"The heart of our work is helping grassroots leaders build strong organizations that bring people together to become a force for change. To do this, we help people develop the skills and resources they need to improve their communities and change the policies and institutions that adversely affect their lives. We believe that poor people themselves, through organizations they control, need to lead efforts to create social justice."


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               Publications Page  

Community Organizing: a Populist Base for Social Equity and Smart Growth (pdf)  (2003, 16pages) This overview document presents case studies demonstrating the impact of low-income organizing and coalition building on public policy issues. It was prepared for the Funders Network by Rich Stolz (CCC) and Lisa Ranghelli (consultant to CCC). Available online only.  

Mott Emerging Organizations Program  --  Through the support of the Charles S. Mott Foundation, we are able to run the Mott Emerging Organizations Program. This program allows us to support emerging community organizing groups in low-income neighborhoods or communities. 

Community Organizer Development  --  CCC seeks to contribute to the recruitment, training and retention of community organizers with an emphasis on organizers of color.

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