Community Organizing

Community Organizing

The goal is to become a broad-based, racially diverse membership organization. We want to develop a sustainable infrastructure for community leaders to learn together and act together, with the power to make systemic changes in the social justice and racial equity issues impacting their communities. CORE’s impact across the state resulted in requests to bring CORE’s model to other rural communities.  In the long-term, CORE will be expanding to support rural counties across the state model CORE’s programming.

How We Organize

We are community organizers currently building a base of multi-racial community leaders, individuals, community groups, faith institutions, and nonprofits with the intention of building relational power to make systemic changes in the community. Our entire organization practices relational organizing but our organizing arm focuses on collective action in our collective power. CORE defines “relational organizing” as a process of  relationship-building, developing leaders, and building racial equity awareness to drive systemic change.

What We Do

Community Consultation

We help with meeting facilitation and consultation to help guide community-led public actions. We aim for working from our shared values and relationships to move talk into collective action. Do you have a group interested in making change in your community? Get in touch with us!

Training for Leadership Development

CORE offers both leadership development and community organizing training.

Building Stronger Rural Communities©

Community organizing and leadership training series with a racial equity and rural focus that introduces skills, methods, and strategies for building cohesiveness and cooperation for organizations and groups brought together by a desire to effect change in their community.

Industrial Areas Foundation training

Leadership Development traning in partnership with IAF

Public Actions

Taking collective action based upon community need and movement. This covers a variety of topics. Current actions include: Education, Maternal Health, Interfaith coalition, and Youth Voices of Chatham.

Interested in community organizing? 

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