What We Do

Members of West/Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation organizations are institutions: congregations, schools (both private and public), labor unions, nonprofits, and neighborhood organizations that share a concern for families and a tradition of faith and democracy.

Institutions that join West/Southwest IAF organizations work to:

  • Develop leadership and strengthen community within and between their institutions
  • Build bridges across longstanding divisions that isolate communities from each other
  • Build capacity to act against the root causes of inequality and injustice

The responsibilities of institutional membership are threefold:

  • Build a core team of leaders responsible for organizing within the member institution
  • Participate in a cluster of institutions
  • Pay membership dues (decided by each independent local organization).