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  • Writer's pictureIvette Guillermo-McGahee

AIC has been invited to be part of the Community Power Global Learning Exchange program!

We are thrilled to announce that our organization has been selected to join the Community Power Global Learning Exchange program, launched by Root Change, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This program aims to foster learning and collaboration among groups dedicated to community power and health equity issues across the United States and worldwide.

At Allies in Caring, we are committed to elevating community power in our pursuit of social justice and health equity in South Jersey. We are challenging existing practices and assumptions that perpetuate health inequalities and working towards rebuilding our local communities' social fabric to address the pandemic's negative impact and prepare for ongoing challenges to our well-being.

Participating in this program will enable us to expand our constituency, exercise collective power, and explore innovative approaches to achieving impact through a global learning exchange partnership. We are eager to answer the crucial question, "How can we identify and contextualize innovative ideas from beyond our borders to advance health equity in the United States?"

Our CEO, Ivette Guillermo-McGahee, perfectly encapsulates our excitement: "At Allies in Caring, we are interested in exploring innovative approaches to achieving impact in our efforts to build community power. We are thrilled to have been invited to be part of the program and look forward to exchanging ideas with other creative and daring individuals from around the world."

After an extensive search across the country, Root Change has identified seven inspiring "community power groups" doing remarkable work, including us, in the wide-ranging field of health equity. These organizations share our commitment to removing barriers to inclusion, promoting racial justice, amplifying community voice and power, and striving for equity.

The other remarkable participants in this program are:

  1. Yanawana Herbolarios - San Antonio, TX

  2. Co-op Dayton - Dayton, OH

  3. Esperanza Peace and Justice Center - San Antonio, TX

  4. St. Louis Regional Health Commission - St. Louis, MO

  5. University of New Mexico - Health Sciences Center: Office for Community Health - Community Health Worker Initiatives - Albuquerque, NM

  6. The Harriet Tubman Effect - Brooklyn, NY

If you're interested in learning more about the Community Power Global Learning Exchange program, we encourage you to visit the following link:

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