Service: Community & Public Service

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Meeting the Challenge

Our work in specific program areas opens channels for us to work in emerging areas that have the potential to harm or benefit vulnerable and marginalized people and animals.

For those interested in community and public service, we provide opportunities to hone and implement effective advocacy skills to forward social and environmental justice.

Leveraging Just Transitions

We envision a world in which corporate and government-funded industries reduce vulnerability and promote the resilience of human and nonhuman beings.

Through research and in-depth analysis, we create resources that can be used to leverage financial, governmental, and public support for just transitions away from exploitative practices.

Cultivating Strategic Partnerships and Coalitions

We prioritize strategic partnerships with individuals, nonprofit organizations, and public and private institutions that are similarly committed to structural change.

Our partners hail from many different sectors, including medicine, public health, the sciences, law, government affairs, international development, the arts, media, finance, economics, and education.

Developing Resources, Tools, and Training

In order to bring comprehensive solutions to scale, we are creating an open-source hub of existing and emerging initiatives and best practices.

We also develop interactive educational materials, guides, and toolkits to promote more effective civic engagement and advocacy.

Advancing Policy Change Through Public Office

While avoiding partisanship and endorsement of political candidates, we advocate—at local, national, and international levels—for resources and policy changes that advance rights, health, and wellbeing.

By educating public officials and supporting grassroots activists, we work to hold policymakers accountable. Our work also includes developing educational and training programs for advocates who wish to serve in public office.

Training Generations of Leaders

Students are increasingly interested in social change, and they are hungry for opportunities to incorporate social and environmental justice into their education and careers.

Through innovative curricula and advocacy for shifts in educational and funding priorities, we can train the next generation of leaders to include concerns about rights, health, and wellbeing in their work.

Measuring and Assessing Impact

Although we expect our approach to result in ripple effects that allow us to readily mobilize resources and partners, we realize we must be nimbly proactive and reflective.

We invest in and rely on early and ongoing metrics to assess impact. Our efforts will ultimately be measured for their success in advancing rights so that we can reduce suffering and create healthier, more resilient communities.