From Our Blog

Redefining the Way We Talk About Poverty


The Center for Community Change (CCC) has launched a major initiative to dismantle the barriers that create and sustain poverty. CCC aims to galvanize a social movement to generate the strategies, leaders and moral urgency to build a society in which we all have what we need to thrive. To do this work, CCC did Read More >>

Help the Salazar Family


Our broken system separates 1,100 families a day. Right now, Angel’s dad is in detention — they could be separated at any moment. Please listen to their plea for help and take action. Call (202) 732-4262 and tell the ICE public advocate to keep Leonel Salazar with his family in Arkansas and STOP his deportation.

#WeEndPIC – We End the Prison Industrial Complex


Last week, the Center for Community Change, in partnership with Nation Inside, gathered more than 100 activists in Detroit for a national strategy meeting to end mass incarceration. Below is a Storify post highlighting a few important moments from this great event. [<a href=”//” target=”_blank”>View the story “#WeEndPIC – We End the Prison Industrial Complex” Read More >>

Anatomy of a Veto


Gary Sandusky is a Senior Field Organizer at the Center for Community Change. In 2009, Center for Community Change assigned me to work closely with the Alliance for a Just Society director, LeeAnn Hall, on building a new, statewide social and economic justice organization based in Montana.  LeeAnn and I had been close colleagues dating Read More >>

Raising America’s Pay


On June 4, the Economic Policy Institute launched “Raising America’s Pay,” a research and public education initiative that seeks to make wage growth an urgent priority. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez delivered the keynote address and Mary Lassen, the Center’s Managing Director, was one of the panelists. Lassen said we need an organized push to put Read More >>

Minimum Wage Momentum!


Pictured here: People cheer the moment the minimum wage bill passes in the Seattle City Council. There have been a lot of minimum wage victories in the news lately. Yesterday, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Last week, Michigan’s governor signed into law a bill that Read More >>

‘Ain’t Got No Wiggle Room’


Originally published on the new blog Poverty is everywhere. More than one in three Americans—106 million people—live below or perilously close to the federal poverty line. If you pick up a newspaper or magazine, turn on the radio or flip on the television, there are countless stories about poverty and income inequality. Politicians on Read More >>

Invest in Residents Who Want to Work


This piece was orginally published on the new blog Image via Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development.  By: Gary Crum My name is Gary Crum and I am a proud resident of the Oliver community in Baltimore. I am also an employee of The Reinvestment Fund Development Partners (TRFDP)—founded by Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) andThe Reinvestment Fund (TRF)—which develops Read More >>