Arizona Organizing Project

Arizona Organizing Project
Fostering healthy and sustainable communities organized and led by people emerging from poverty.

Values: Inclusiveness Civility Mutual Respect Human Dignity Optimism Learning Partnership
Visit our website at 1010 Community Center 1010 W. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone: 602-761-4273 Email:

Arizona Organizing Project

Arizona Organizing Project Programs

Social Enterprise Development We view social enterprise development as a unique opportunity for individual and collective leadership in the area of economic social change. We work with people currently living in chronic poverty with a desire and aptitude to be social entrepreneurs. The work of these social entrepreneurs creates enterprises that improve the common good and solve a social problem in a new, more lasting and effective way than traditional approaches, while lifting them to sustainable prosperity. Our Social Enterprises Include:

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1010 Community Center The 1010 Community Center is a peer-run center led by formerly and currently homeless people that offers programs to help develop peer groups, Recovery Model health services, micro-enterprise, nursing, creative writing, dance and movement, career-development skills training, help with securing public benefits, "Know Your Rights" legal trainings, and camping for people not able to stay in other shelters. We are developing new projects and hope you will offer your skills and time. People experiencing homelessness are encouraged to apply. Neighborhood Leadership Institute & Peer Group Organizing We work with people currently living in chronic poverty to develop the skills and virtues necessary to exercise their power that creates and sustains prosperity, while supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny. Through popular education, participatory research, and cultural work, we develop leadership and help create and support strong, democratic peer group organizations that work for justice, equality and sustainability in their neighborhoods and with the institutions impacting their lives. Peer Groups We Partner With Include: Jefferson Street Gentlemen’s Association, Women of Wealth, Madison Street Veterans Association, Capitol Mall Fellows, Phoenix Street Life and the Phoenix Committee of Homeless Campers

Bicycle Cooperative * Community Garden Fiber Arts Cooperative Internship Program for Formerly Homeless People The Arizona Organizing Project Internship Program is designed to provide a stable living environment for people who are currently or formerly homeless, while incorporating hands on leadership development in neighborhood organizing and public and private life skills capacity development. Responsibilities include conducting relational meetings throughout the neighborhood, participating in peer support specialist and leadership development training and creating and leading community service projects. Recovery Education and Care Recovery empowerment practices exercise a peer-run (people with shared, learned experiences) approach to recovery from homelessness and all that it entails. Recovery is a choice-driven approach where people can recover their wellness in a peer environment that fosters greater personal and group accountability.


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Arizona Organizing Project
Visit our website at 1010 Community Center 1010 W. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85007 11th Ave. and Adams St. NE Corner Please Support Our Programs Sponsored by 501c3 Atwood Health Foundation —EIN: 860975231 Make Your Tax-Deductible Checks payable to: Atwood Health Foundation - Arizona Organizing Project and mail to: 5025 N. Central Ave, #534, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone: 602-761-4273 Email:

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