The Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) 2018-01-23T14:15:47+00:00

The Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC)

OOC unites community organizing groups, labor unions, faith organizations, and policy institutes across the state.

OOC was formed around three basic ideas. One, that community, faith, labor, and policy organizations must commit to a long term permanent alliance as opposed to coming together sporadically around the latest campaign, contract fight, or election. Second, there is a need for innovation in the field of community organizing that addresses issues of scale, nimbleness, layered strategies, electoral capacity, and breadth of leadership development. And last, we cannot build a progressive movement in this country without the middle of the country. We must develop an economic and organizing agenda that address de-industrialization and the decades’ long decline of urban cores in the Midwest.


Two-Day GIFT Conference in Baltimore, Maryland
Travel to participate in the GIFT Money for Our Movements social justice fundraising conference
Amount $500
Year(s) 2014
Region Ohio
Primary Approach Travel
Communities United for Responsible Energy (CURE) Fellowship
Fellowship program that provides financial support, mentoring, and coaching to promising grassroots leaders.
Amount $25,000
Year(s) 2014
Region Ohio
Primary Approach Collaboration and Movement Building