Mission: The organization provides research, organizing and advocacy into issues pertaining to the economic and social well being of working people and their families in the silicon valley and other communities. Through its mission, the organization educates the community about social and economic activities and trends that will have a significant and/or lasting impact on the community. The organization also develops programs to provide services for workers and their families to meet their social and educational needs.
Programs: The organization works in four broad areas of concern to working people - health care, government accountability and reform, economic research and analysis, and organizing and leadership development - by developing policies, organizing and advocating for their adoption, developing leadership that empowers ordinary citizens, and connecting smaller groups in ways that enhance their effectiveness.
working partnerships usa also provides emergency financial assistance to families that suffer unanticipated economic hardship. About 338 people benefitted from this program.
There are plenty of worthy charity organizations that raise funds to provide a specific service to the community. Food, shelter, health care, etc. - these non-profits deserve our support as we cope with the day-to-day needs of families struggling to make ends meet.
As we support these organizations, it's important that we not lose sight of the bigger challenge of resolving the tough issues that impact working families. That takes an organization with a capacity for research, analysis and public policy development, an organization with deep roots in the community, and an organization not afraid to stand up to powerful interests.
In Silicon Valley, that organization is Working Partnerships USA. No other local group has a better track record when it comes to developing and advocating for solutions that impact the working poor of this region. From healthcare for low-income kids to affordable housing, Working Partnerships has been a champion for innovative public policy and civic engagement.
As a community, we need to ensure that kids have enough to eat today, and that families have a place to stay the night. But we also have a obligation to come together and solve these issues. We can do both, but only with organizations like Working Partnership USA.