Communities Helping All Neighbors Gain Empowerment
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Based in Forsyth County, NC, CHANGE is committed to building stronger community by developing relationships across racial, ethnic, economic, political, social, and religious lines. Its membership is comprised of 35 dues-paying congregations, neighborhood associations, and other interested groups, giving our organization an estimated network of 16,000 members. It is a 501-c3, not-for-profit organization that is nonpartisan, interfaith, multiracial, and multi-ethnic. Members come from all economic backgrounds and diversity of locations in Forsyth County.
CHANGE is not a movement, a protest group, a political action committee, or a service organization. It does not run programs, endorse candidates, or take government money.
C.H.A.N.G.E. and ST. ANNE’S
In early 2003, the Winston-Salem organizing committee for the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), became the community organization C.H.A.N.G.E. (Communities Helping All Neighbors Gain Empowerment). At the 2004 Founding Convention, St. Anne's was recognized as a charter member of CHANGE. Clergy and parishioners from St. Anne's have demonstrated strong involvement in CHANGE'S Delegates' Assemblies, relationship-building meetings with community leaders such as the mayor and the superintendent of schools, the Neighborhood Audit, the School Audit, Action Teams, and Get-Out-the-Vote Campaigns.