COFI works to build the power and voice of low–income and working families at all levels of civic life. Through our intensive and systematic leadership development and organizing process, parents develop skills, confidence, and the organized power to win improvements in schools, communities, and public policies.
Family Focused Organizing reaches people far outside the centers of power. Parents—and most of them are women—in city neighborhoods are now connecting with one another in new ways, and taking strategic action that gets results.
We organize low-income parents of color (mostly mothers and grandmothers) who, in turn, have built local and citywide organizations that are fighting for change around issues affecting families, and attracting attention nationally to their innovative policy solutions and organizing steps.