Center for Community Change
Location: 1536 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 339-9300
Fax: (202) 387-4892
Committed to reducing poverty and rebuilding low-income communities with the belief that poor people themselves (through organizations they control) need to lead efforts to eliminate poverty. Helps people to develop the skills and resources they need to improve their communities as well as change policies and institutions that adversely affect their lives.
The mission of the Center for Community Change is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better.
The Center for Community Change strengthens, connects and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power. We believe that vibrant community-based organizations, led by the people most affected by social and economic injustice, are key to putting an end to the failed "on your own" mentality of the right and building a new politics based on community values.
Founded in 1968 to honor the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy, the Center is one of the longest-standing champions for low-income people and communities of color. Together, our expert staff and dynamic partners confront the vital issues of today and build the social movements of tomorrow.