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Poverty or independence?

Insights from our two-year national study of community action can change the way we address poverty.

As momentum grows across the nation, now is your chance to lead the charge. Let’s build a culture of independence for all our neighbors. Combine wisdom from Washington with experience from the frontlines.

Welcome to Darwin. As a center for social impact, we reframe narratives, rethink systems, and modernize policy. 87,000 people. 30 missions. 9 issue areas. Society forward™

Just released

Download our groundbreaking report, The Hidden War: Finding Opportunity After 54 Years, and explore a suite of shared, easy, and affordable solutions designed for you.

You are not alone

From Georgia to Alaska, Pennsylvania to Maryland, and Missouri to Michigan, we heard you struggle to increase community awareness, diversify funding sources, unify siloed program brands, and promote your promise. We’ve uncovered the opportunities to amplify impact.

Be mission driven, be smart, be revolutionary

Meet action pacta community action agency taking initiative in a network of 1000+ poverty-fighting agencies struggling to stay relevant. Their brand transformation is a proof-of-concept that a legacy mission can be reinvigorated to rally and resonate with modern audiences. How can that spread to other agencies—large and small—across the nation?

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Let’s go Full Tilt

Remember us? We met you on the ground in Philadelphia and Denver and launched a national conversation on what’s holding you back from achieving your mission with the rigor of Lyndon B. Johnson’s original promise.

We met many worthy organizations primed for transformation. We have kept our promise to return with a solution accessible to all.