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RocACTS believes building healthy communities requires the involvement of grassroots leaders who are directly impacted by issues and policies.  The organization believes that faith institutions are critical stakeholders who inherently have power in the community.  By engaging clergy, congregational members, residents, and allies in an intentional process of community organizing, RocACTS has demonstrated that change can happen.  Essential components of RocACTS theory of change include: an emphasis on building a diverse base of leaders who are trained in effective community organizing strategies and principle; relational 1:1 listening campaigns to ensure that chosen issues are important to the community; research and public actions; and an intentional focus on non-partisan voter registration, education, and mobilization. RocACTS is currently focused on the following systems in Rochester: Climate & Environmental, Criminal Justice, Education, Healthcare, Political, Public Safety, and Housing.

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