The mission of Community Change Action 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.

Right now, we’re empowering the people most affected by injustice to lead movements to improve the policies that affect their lives. Learn More >>

Our Work

Only social movements can create social change.

That’s why, Community Change Action, and its sister, Community Change, work to build social movements. Watch video >>>
History: In 2018, Community Change and Community Change Action marked the 5oth anniversary of its founding.
People: Across the country, Community Change Action staff reflects our belief that great leadership potential exists in the communities we seek to serve.
Movement Building: View all of our campaigns.
Our Sister Organization: Community Change focus areas include jobs and wages, immigration, affordable housing, retirement security, racial justice and barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals.



We unite groups in coalition and collaborate on common goals.



We elevate collaborative work for national impact.



We provide resources that let grassroots groups do more.



We train people to advocate for themselves.

104 Faces
of DAPA and DACA. With our partners in the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), CCC elevated the faces and stories of some of the 5 million people who would benefit from the executive actions DAPA and DACA through exhibitions in 9 states.
5.1 Million
We rise up to protect the 5.1 million children who risk losing an undocumented parent to deportation, after November 8, 2016.
32 States
With our 44 FIRM Partners in 32 states, we are mobilizing a resistance to safeguard our families, protect our communities, and defend our nation’s values.

Focus Areas

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Category: Report

CCC/A Path To Power

Over the past two years, we have led the Center for Community Change and the Center for Community Change Action (CCC/A) through a period of extraordinary turmoil in our country. We campaigned to defend immigrant communities and protect the social safety net, won positive changes on jobs, child care, and housing at the state and local level—even in this dismal climate—and we are ramping up our largest effort ever to mobilize infrequent voters of color in 2018.

Category: Podcast

What You Don’t Know About West Virginia

This is a revolutionary moment in America. 1863 is a podcast designed to capture the thoughts and struggles of the next generation of leaders, folks who are trying to create a new nation, one community at a time - through social movements, politics, economic development, and other means. Our stories will center on the voices and experiences of people from Appalachia and the Rust Belt. Thanks for listening.

Representing the future is now, as seen through our black and brown youth

[embed][/embed] Now, more than ever, we must encourage youth to step into leadership. This is the way to cultivate power in our communities that need their voices heard. I had…

Category: Press Releases

Justice for Dreamers Delayed is Justice Denied

Last week, we were heartened when Democrats stood up for immigrants and people of color against a white nationalist President and the Republicans that enable him.

Category: Nevada

Transparent government goes hand in hand with civic engagement

In May 2017, the City of Henderson announced it was removing Police Chief Patrick Moers because he promoted a charity foundation to local businesses. That was the party line until,…

Category: Immigration

Prepping the PLAN: Organizer Dulce Valencia talks voter registration and the importance of hope in 2018

It’s late afternoon at the office of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), and I’m interrupting a big work session. Specifically, I’m interrupting activist and organizer Dulce Valencia’s “Magnificent…

Category: Health Care

Senate health care bill would pull the lifeline of the chronically ill

Jamison Hill hasn’t been able to get out of bed in two and a half years. For 18 months, Jamison was too sick to tolerate clothing, eating, daylight, or too much movement or sound. When I met with him last fall, he sat up with the help of pillows and could tolerate limited amounts of light. We took a few pictures together, momentarily lighting the room with the flash.

Category: Health Care

Going Against the Healthcare Insanity of the GOP Was the Only Option Out There

Is there a more fitting metaphor for the plight of our current political climate than Republicans pushing a vote to take away healthcare from millions of Americans, while they benefit from the best government-funded healthcare available?

Messaging This Moment: A Handbook for Progressive Communicators

We hope you find these materials inspiring and helpful, and we look forward to partnering with each and every one of you as we work together to bend the arc of history back toward justice.

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