“Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) training participants learn leadership skills to improve their own lives and become leaders who help better schools, neighborhoods, and policies affecting their families and communities. The organization focuses on parents to strengthen low-income working families’ power and voice at all levels of civic life, from local institutions and communities to local, state, and federal policy arenas.
‘We are working with, primarily, Black and Brown mothers and grandmothers from challenged communities to bring their voices and experiences to the tables where decisions are being made about their lives,’ said Tracy Occomy Crowder, COFI deputy director of organizing and policy. ‘We are a statewide organization with a long history of organizing parents.’
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