SUNFLOWER COMMUNITY ACTION INC
Tax ID: 48-1126805
BASED: Wichita, KS, United States
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We change lives by developing grassroots leaders who identify problems and seek lasting solutions.
Sunflower Community Action is a non-profit grassroots organization. We develop the power in individuals to create social and economic change in their lives and communities.
Together, we address a variety of local, state and national issues, including neighborhood redevelopment, immigration, financial education, fair lending and youth leadership development. We are also a National Training and Information Center affiliate, in coalition with 35 community organizations that make up National People's Action. Sunflower has 16 years of experience organizing African American, Hispanic, and Caucasian people who live in low-income neighborhoods. Our statewide membership is concentrated in the Wichita area and southwest Kansas.
What We Do:
Sunflower Community Action provides leadership training that supports the self-empowerment of low-income people in Kansas. As we join forces to fight racism and poverty, we make our cities and towns safer, healthier places to live.
How We Work:
Sunflower organizers knock on doors and hold meetings to identify the issues that concern our neighbors. Potential leaders are identified and trained to take action together for change. Sunflower organizers provide the coordination, technical assistance, and training to empower new leaders. We believe the people who live in the community are the experts at finding solutions to their problems when they work together.
Why We Organize:
We keep organizing in low income neighborhoods because we have seen people power in action. It's democracy at work! We organize so the voices of the not-so-connected are heard and counted. It is difficult for one person to be heard, but as a group Sunflower Community Action is a force for positive change.
Sunflower Community Action has developed over the past 20 years to include 4 chapters; Wichita Chapter, Wichita Comunidad Latina en Accion Chapter, Southwest Kansas Comunidad Latina en Accion Chapter, and Students United. Soon we will be creating another chapter in the Lawrence/Topeka area.