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Our Blueprint for Belonging (B4B)  project partners with community based organizing and civic engagement groups across California. We promote bridging across divides in Orange County by developing research based interventions to expand belonging through greater civic engagement and power building. Our research has direct implications for our partner organizations’ civic engagement efforts aimed at getting out the vote (GOTV) and beyond.

Polling and Focus groups

We explore community views and narratives on issues of economic inequality, the role of government, and inter-group relations and identity. Collectively, we work to apply analysis of findings, innovative strategy setting and creative dissemination of research for impact.

Narrative research

Research is translated into actionable recommendations including trainings and bridging encounters across communities. This includes digital strategies that promote across race, movement and regional strategies of addressing inequality and immigrant belonging issues related to the future of work and economy.

Our Orange County partners: 

Advancing justice and building power with working class Vietnamese and immigrant communities in the local Orange County community.

Organizing immigrants and their families to fight harmful policies and demand equity and justice from our government. 

Orange County Congregation Community Organization (OCCCO)
OCCCO develops transformational leaders within diverse, multicultural, interfaith communities who together have the power to shape equitable public policy throughout Orange County.

Harbor Institute for Immigrant and Economic Justice
Advancing a progressive immigrant and economic justice agenda and political transformation throughout Orange County via strategic movement building, research and policy development, and advocacy.

El Centro Cultural de México
El Centro brings together a diverse community of workers, families, and students, in order to support community-based organizing and initiatives that collectively move towards making Orange County a more just place for everyone.

Haitian Bridge Alliance
Advocates for fair and humane immigration policies and connects migrants with humanitarian, legal, and social services — with a particular focus on Black migrants, the Haitian community, women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and survivors of torture.

Education Organizers for Racial Equity
Committed to dismantling the global system of white supremacy, and cultivating cultures of wholeness

Tenayuca Labor Project
An organizing, policy and advocacy organization for immigrant and workers rights in Orange County

St. Joseph Health

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