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General Purposes

PICO National Network

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $350,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2005
  • Location Oakland, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Pacific Institute for Community Organization (PICO) is a training institute for organizers and community leaders from 48 projects in 16 states. PICO is made up of 500 institutional members from either congregations or community organizations, as well as 950,000 low- and moderate-income families. Its goal is to help low- and moderate-income families effectively participate in the democratic system and successfully address the issues affecting their lives.Multiyear funding will enable PICO to build new community organizations; provide ongoing technical assistance to community organizations; develop leaders; recruit, place and train community organizers; and create statewide federations of local organizations to address larger issues at the state level. Recent accomplishments included adding 10 new community organizations; providing 384 on-site technical assistance sessions to affiliated organizations; expanding the Leadership Training for Experienced Leaders and the Clergy Development Program; training 53 potential organizers; and coordinating more than 7,000 on-site leadership training sessions.