Urban & Rural Communities
Help Us Build a Movement
In partnership and solidarity with diverse communities, we are building a movement that recognizes and advances the closely connected rights of people and animals to live well and thrive.
Using lessons learned in Phoenix Zones around the globe, we help individuals, communities, and organizations create and build projects that advance rights, health, and wellbeing.
Working from both the ground up, and the top down, we offer expertise, resources, and tailored curricula and training that can be used to inform community development that is just, equitable, and life-affirming.
Create Phoenix Zone Projects and Communities
Phoenix Zone projects and communities foster and expand rights, including freedom of movement; protection from violence and exploitation; and access to adequate nutrition, healthcare, and a clean and safe home and environment.
Through changes in infrastructure, policies, and practices, Phoenix Zone projects focus on structural changes that serve the needs of vulnerable groups. Projects are both reactive and proactive by working to abolish forms of oppression while also creating the means to expand rights.
When possible, projects maximize impact by addressing the synergistic intersection of different forms of oppression, while also building the capacity for self-sufficiency, including networks of mutual aid and solidarity that benefit both people and animals.
We can build a movement that recognizes and advances the closely connected rights of people and animals to live well and thrive.
Become a Phoenix Zone Champion
Successful Phoenix Zones have champions that inspire, lead, and drive stakeholder interest. We have witnessed how some of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals can rise up to lead others. If they can do it in the most challenging circumstances, we all can.