San Francisco thrives on the vibrant tapestry of its Latinx immigrant community—an invaluable force that has shaped the city’s identity and resilience.
At the heart of this community stands PODER, an organization committed to creating lasting change through grassroots campaigns, advocacy, and education. With unwavering conviction, we recognize that the Latinx immigrant community is a powerful voice that must be centered and uplifted.
We understand that true empowerment begins with building a strong foundation of community leaders. Our efforts extend to all generations, from children to seniors. By fostering inclusivity and recognizing the value of shared cultural traditions, personal journeys, and collective struggles, PODER cultivates resilient leaders who can challenge oppressive systems head-on.
PODER goes all out to achieve our mission by using different methods to make things happen! Direct action ignites the flame of change, as community mobilization breathes life into our goals. Policy advocacy becomes a powerful tool to dismantle inequitable structures and propel our collective vision of a just and equitable society forward.
We know that education is a catalyst for transformation. By offering diverse levels of training and participation, we create a learning environment where knowledge flows freely between everyone. It is through this exchange that leaders are born, armed with the wisdom of shared experiences and the determination to challenge the status quo.
PODER’s membership program is a testament to our commitment to nourishing a resilient community. Together we strive to build a profound economic and environmental justice movement that heals Mother Earth, sustains localized economies, and fosters healthy development.
- Biannual membership meetings serve as inspiring gatherings, infusing members with renewed energy and purpose.
- Monthly skill shares provide a platform for individuals to learn and grow together, strengthening the collective knowledge base.
- Urban action learning academies offer a space for personal development, empowering members with the tools they need to effect change.
- Peer-to-peer mentorship ensures that guidance and support flow seamlessly within the community.
- And in moments of celebration and solidarity, social events such as summer BBQs and end-of-year festivities forge unbreakable bonds, reminding everyone of our shared mission.
With every action we take, PODER weaves a profound economic and environmental justice movement. Our vision reaches beyond individual aspirations, aiming to heal Mother Earth, nurture localized economies, and foster holistic development. In the heart of San Francisco, where the Latinx immigrant community thrives, PODER stands as a beacon of hope and progress, tirelessly working to create a more just and equitable society for all.