Our Strategies

BASE BUILDING

Getting out and meeting new people consistently—to inform and engage in our work, and invite them to join our membership.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Providing organizing, political, and consciousness-raising training opportunities for members, and supporting people in stepping up and taking on new risks and roles.

PARTICIPATORY-ACTION RESEARCH

Formulating research from the ground-up that is informed by our members’ lived experiences; that brings a unique perspective to the issues; that is driven by, and drives, action and change.

RUNNING STRATEGIC CAMPAIGNS

Crafting campaigns with clear goals and objectives, strategies and tactics, timelines, and end-games in order to influence concrete policies, programs, and budgets that affect low-income families’ lives.

DIRECT ACTION

Utilizing creative, non-violent actions and demonstrations to bring priorities to those that have power to change things. Engaging in discourse to reveal existing problems, highlight alternatives, and demonstrate possible solutions to social issues.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Engaging members in civic life by informing them about basic governmental systems and players. Providing people with the skills and tools to actively and effectively participate. Motivating people to get involved in both political and non-political processes.