In the early 2000’s, two groups of community leaders in Niagara Falls and Lockport saw injustices occurring in their communities. They saw folks being left behind, and they wanted to do something about it. They knew that they would be more powerful together than apart, so they organized. Read more…
We believe in the Power of Faith to unite rather than divide us; our diverse faith traditions call us to act together to improve our communities.
We believe in Justice. We work to eliminate bias in ourselves and in the systems that structure our way of life.
We believe in Equity. If we are to overcome systemic oppression, we must address individual needs.
We believe in Democracy. People should have a say in the decisions that affect them.
We believe in Inclusion. True democracy means that no one is left out.
We believe that Positive Change is Achievable.
Relationship Building – we develop strong ties between individuals and within communities through common interests.
Collective Action – we work together to build grassroots local, regional, state-wide, and national mass movements.
Leadership Development – we challenge and empower ordinary people to take on leadership roles in the struggle.
Our Executive Board
Pastor Elfonzo Roberson, President
Bernadette Franjoine, 1st Vice President
Lakea Perry, 2nd Vice President and Financial Secretary
Sr. Edith Wyss, OSF, Secretary
Janice Ridgeway, Treasurer
LaCory Edwards, Member At Large
Leslie Nickerson, Executive Director
Rev. Raymond Allen, Interim Community Organizer