How we work

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Flexible workspaces

To foster communication and collaboration, most of our staff work in open spaces without walls separating them from their co-workers. Our outstation staff work from home offices or from designated shared office spaces.

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Reflection

We created several opportunities for our staff to engage in reflection and dialogue that can foster new learning, including all-staff learning calls, staff exploration groups, and yearly staff retreats.

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Bringing your "full self" to work

We have set out to create an environment where the barriers between employees’ personal and professional lives are broken down. We have a unique commitment to the personal-professional balance that is rare in the organizing and social justice world.

What we offer

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Paid Time Off

Up to 20 days of paid vacation time for full-time employees in addition to paid administrative and sick leave, paid leave between December 24 and January 1, and several 4 day holidays.

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Retirement Savings

401(K) retirement plan & an additional 8 percent employer contribution to the 401(K) Plan after 6 months of employment.

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Family and Wellness

Up to 8 weeks of paid parental leave after 1 year of employment. Dedicated wellness room that can be used by nursing mothers, for prayer/meditation, and for self-care.

What we value

As an organization, we view our staff as agents of change in the world and we want them to be able to lead their work and personal lives with presence, power and vision.

By 2033, we will improve dramatically the material conditions for people struggling to make ends meet in the United States, particularly poor people of color, as measured by changes in poverty rates and racial and gender disparities.

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Creativity

We think beyond current constraints and traditional ideas, rules, and relationships. We seek to engage diverse perspectives, resources and partners

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Compassion

We understand the interconnectedness of humanity and strive to alleviate suffering specifically with our core constituency of low‐income people and people of color.

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Courage

We willingly take risks to stand up for what we believe, even when it is unpopular. We communicate courageously with one another because we recognize that is how people, organizations and movements grow stronger.

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A Bold, Inclusive, and Caring agenda

 
The COVID-19 public health crisis has made it impossible to ignore the deep, structural flaws in the rules that govern our economy. Even as the pandemic has made our interdependence more apparent, we are forced to confront the stark differences in our abilities to weather the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. Although all of us participate in the creation of wealth in our society, a wealthy few capture most of these riches. The rest of us live one illness, one recession, or one piece of bad luck from economic ruin.