The Need

CCAEJ believes that community organizing is the key to creating social change and addressing social inequities and injustices through its focus on power, the large-scale and continued involvement of people from the base, a continuing focus on leadership development, and the strategic role played by the professional organizer.

13 Communities
1300 Community Leaders
30 Demonstrations

our Approach

CCAEJ sees community organizing as the process of building power through involving a constituency in identifying problems they share and the solutions to those problems that they desire; identifying the people and structures that can make those solutions possible; enlisting those targets in the effort through negotiation and using confrontation and pressure when needed; and building an institution that is democratically controlled by that constituency that can develop the capacity to take on further problems and that embodies the will and the power of that constituency.