Voices of Change Community Wellbeing Think Tank

Advocates for Change – Eliminating Social Injustice One Community at a Time

“Our mission is to create a just and equitable society by actively engaging and building meaningful relationships within communities affected by social injustices.” 

We are committed to understanding and addressing the root causes of inequality through research, advocacy, and collaboration. By amplifying marginalized voices, promoting inclusivity, and fostering community empowerment, we strive to create sustainable solutions that uplift individuals and transform communities by improving the overall wellbeing.

Through our work, we aim to build bridges of trust, cultivate empathy, and forge partnerships that lead to positive social change. We envision a future where every person is valued, respected, and has equal opportunities to thrive.

We execute this mission within local communities by creating a local think tank comprised of community leaders, and help facilitate actions necessary to formulate and execute appropriate strategies that seek to overcome social injustices.

Think Tank Values

These values serve to guide our work ensuring the think tank operates with integrity and effectiveness by guiding its research, policy recommendations, and advocacy efforts.

  1. Equity: We prioritize equity as a fundamental value, aiming to create fair and just systems that provide equal opportunities and outcomes for all individuals, regardless of their background or identity.
  2. Inclusion: We actively promote inclusivity by engaging diverse perspectives and voices, including those marginalized or underrepresented in society. This value ensures that the solutions proposed address the needs of all communities affected by social injustice.
  3. Intersectionality: We recognize that individuals may experience overlapping forms of discrimination and oppression. Our think tank philosophy promotes and embraces an intersectional approach. It considers how various power systems, such as race, gender, class, and sexuality, intersect and influence social injustice.
  4. Evidence-based Approach: We uphold rigorous research and evidence-based practices. We conduct a thorough analysis and collect data to inform policy recommendations and initiatives that effectively combat social injustice.
  5. Collaboration: Addressing social injustice requires collaboration and partnership with various stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society organizations, affected communities, and experts in relevant fields. We actively seek partnerships and foster collaborative relationships to maximize its impact.
  6. Transparency and Accountability: We prioritize transparency in its operations, decision-making processes, and funding sources. We are accountable to the communities we serve and maintain high ethical standards, ensuring that our work remains guided by the principles of social justice.
  7. Empowerment: We empower marginalized communities by actively involving them in designing and implementing solutions. We strive to amplify their voices, support their leadership, and enable their active participation in decision-making processes.
  8. Long-term Impact: We adopt a long-term perspective, recognizing that addressing social injustice requires sustained efforts. We prioritize initiatives and policies that create lasting, systemic change rather than short-term fixes.
  9. Flexibility and Adaptability: We remain open to new ideas, emerging trends, and evolving social dynamics. We are willing to adapt our strategies and approaches to effectively address the ever-changing landscape of social injustice.
  10. Public Education and Awareness: We prioritize public education and awareness campaigns besides research and policy advocacy. By disseminating knowledge, raising awareness, and fostering critical thinking, we help to create a more informed and engaged society that actively works towards social justice.