We are committed to building power and creating change through an approach called ‘community organising’.
This is a form of community capacity building that aims to strengthen the capacity of ordinary people to effect change. Community organisers listen to people’s concerns, build teams of people to take action on the issues that are important to them and train people to be more effective change-makers and organisers themselves. Citizens UK is one of the main homes of community organising in the UK and we are a member of their Southwark branch. This means that our participants can access leadership training, get involved in campaigns in their local area or obtain support with their own campaigns if they so wish. We also use organising techniques inside the classroom to critically explore issues, to build relationships and to plan and evaluate action.