increases civic participation and grassroots leadership through community organizing. Organizers work with many sectors in the community, including: youth and youth-serving agencies, parents of school children, school principals, neighborhood residents, organizations addressing the needs of the poor, faith-based groups, activists, artists, and others. The mission is to improve the quality of life, government and human services, public schools and sense of community in our neighborhoods. The Southwest Solutions' community organizing effort is headed by Bill O'Brien
, our director of community partnerships. The effort is an organic collaboration with the Harriet Tubman Center
, which offers internships and professional training
to aspiring organizers, and many other groups, organizations and individuals.