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Chattanooga Organized for Action
August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely
The mission of Chattanooga Organized for Action is to assist individuals and organizations in becoming the essential agents of real systemic change to achieve social, economic and environmental justice.
What is COA?
Chattanooga Organized for Action is a community organizing non-profit that works to initiate, support, and connect popular grassroots organizations for the purposes of advancing the local social justice movement. We’re a multi-issue organization, and we seek to eliminate the oppressive conditions that cause suffering so many of our city’s poor and marginalized people.
At the heart of our organization is an idea: that the path towards a better city can be made by the people themselves. By organizing our communities to win change, we can write a new story for Chattanooga – one that lifts up the marginalized and makes sure none of us are left behind.
Every Monday @ Renaissance Presbyterian Church at 1211 Boynton Drive
Who Makes Up COA?
Our organization is composed of three parts:
- Community Partners – First and foremost, our community partners are the bedrock of our organization. They are the people and groups with whom we organize to win social change. COA only organizes with those who don’t typically get their voice heard in our city. Our community partners provide the leadership, lay down the vision, and set the goals for our organizing campaigns. COA supports them in every way we can.
- Membership – Our membership are the everyday leaders of our city who are ready to make a progressive vision for Chattanooga a reality. Committed to supporting our community partners, our members volunteer their time and efforts to make winning social change for Chattanooga a possibility. Members pay monthly or yearly dues and have a say in the direction of the organization.
- Board and Staff – It takes folks working hard everyday to move the movement forward and gain real victories. That’s why we have a Board and Staff solely dedicated to the mission of the organization. Our Board is a working board composed of community partners and members who work to guide the organization towards achieving our goals. Our Staff works with community partners and members everyday towards enacting those goals through our Strategic Plan.