ADVANCE OUR SOCIAL, POLITICAL & ECONOMIC REPRESENTATION
People of Change is on a mission to advance the social, political, and economic well-being of underserved communities of color through direct service and research. Our goal is to mobilize community members and organizations through social engagement, historical education & political empowerment.
WHAT WE DO
COMMUNITY SERVICE & RESEARCH AS A FORM OF ACTIVISM
People of Change believes a baseline must be met for all members of society: Food, Water, Shelter, Clothing, and Opportunity.This is where we first look to add value to our communities. We have taken an iterative approach to explore how we can connect with community members through service and learn about their concerns and/or potential solutions for their community.We aim to use direct service as a vehicle to grow People of Change and empower other community members to support their own, using these interactions for grassroots research and community development.
HUMANITY | TRUTH | EQUITY | ALLYSHIP
At the core of community are people with unique lived experiences. We must seek the truth of their collective experience by engaging with them directly and learning from them. This is necessary if we are serious about creating equitable change as we cannot assume we know the best from afar. Effective allyship is rooted in this as we all must listen and learn before we move quick to provide support and aid to our communities or a community we are not from.
IS FROM THE COMMUNITY
People of Change is founded and led by Black & Brown community organizers who have lived experience in pursuing equity through grassroots activism. The professional expertise and educational backgrounds of our leadership have guided the agency's framework in bridging gaps between communities and those in power.