Make our voices heard
We are members of over 30 dues-paying congregations and organizations from across Cuyahoga County. We are Christian, Jewish, Muslim and secular.
We connect individuals and organizations to multiply our power and mobilize our members by the thousands to make our voices heard to build a better community for all of our residents.
In other words, we teach ordinary citizens how to build and wield power.
We are led by clergy and lay leaders from across our member institutions. We have core teams of leaders within our congregations who listen to their members, ascertain their interests and act on their energy in concert with their sister institutions to make social change. A staff of four paid organizers support our clergy, lay leaders and member institutions to carry out our mission of being a catalyst for social change.
We are part of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation's largest and longest-standing network of local faith and community-based organizations. The IAF is widely recognized as having the strongest track record in the nation for citizen leadership development for helping congregations and other civic organizations to act on their missions to achieve lasting change in the world.
The IAF currently works with thousands of religious congregations, non-profits, civic organizations and unions in more than 65 cities across the U.S. and in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany.