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Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Could Stop the Intimidation of American Citizens


Written by Kica Matos, Center for Community Change Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, and Frank Sharry, Founder and Executive Director for America’s Voice, an immigration reform group. Teenaged brothers Cesar and Jonathan Barreras are typical American teens. They love pizza and playing their Xbox games. They love to work on computers and are Read More >>

Learning to Walk in a Homeless Shelter


Written by Center for Community Change Writing Fellow Stephanie Land. Originally published in the NY Times. My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter. We had one week left there until we reached the 90-day maximum stay in the shelter system in Port Townsend, Wash., and had grown used to our street, with its Read More >>

There’s a Reason Black Youth Call Chicago ‘Chiraq’ and It’s Not Just Criminals Doing the Shooting


Written by Center for Communtiy Change Writing Fellow Fred McKissack. There’s a reason why young black people call Chicago “Chiraq.” It’s like a war zone in some neighborhoods. And it’s not just gangsters doing the shooting. A series of high profile shootings of young unarmed black men show the deadly impact of aggressive, sometimes callous Read More >>

Reinvesting In Poor Communities Must Be A Priority


Written by Anthony Newby, executive director for Neighborhoods Organizing for Change in Minneapolis and Dorian Warren, Center for Community Change board chairman. Originally posted on the Al Jazeera America. The text came late in the afternoon, like a flare to a group of weary organizers in Minneapolis who had spent the final months of 2015 Read More >>

OneAmerica and Highline College Stand for Transit Equity


Written by OneAmerica organizer Carly Brook. Originally posted on the OneAmerica blog. Reliable access to transportation is the single most important factor in escaping poverty. This issue agitated and resonated with community members in Des Moines, Washington when they heard that light rail was coming to their community. OneAmerica, Highline College students, Transportation Choices Coalition, Read More >>

2015 Change Champions Awards


The Center for Community Change takes one day out of every year to celebrate some of the movement’s most visionary movement builders, leaders and change-makers. Tonight, we are lifting up the lives and work of six amazing leaders, the organizations they help run, and the changes they’ve helped bring about in the world. This year, Read More >>