Reclaiming our Birthright

By Ernesto Cortes Jr.

When the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) began in the 1940’s, it organized around balancing the asymmetric power relationships within the existing intermediary institutions such as schools, churches, unions and political parties.  The goal of IAF then was to establish justice and accountability in these institutions through a thick network of relationships already embedded within and between them.

The assumptions around which communities organized thirty, forty and fifty years ago are no longer valid.  Read More…