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Make the Road by Walking is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, membership-led organization based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Our members are primarily low-income Latino and African-American residents of Bushwick and surrounding communities. Working within these economically marginalized neighborhoods, Make the Road by Walking's multi-generational membership fights for justice and opportunity through community organizing. We promote economic justice and participatory democracy by increasing residents' power to achieve self-determination through collective action. Our multi-faceted approach includes: Organizing and Activism to build a stronger community and make governing institutions subject to democratic community control. Collaborative Learning that enables people to advocate effectively for themselves, analyze the root causes of problems, and strategize about how these problems can be collectively resolved. A Community of Support to provide essential services to residents, in order to affirm an ethic of cooperation, mutual help, dignity and animo.
Make the Road by Walking works with the Bushwick Community and surrounding areas to empower residents in collective and participatory democracy on grassroots and policy levels to effect change on issues of importance to them.
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