Civic Action is a network of congregations working to overcome the barriers of poverty and racism. Activists in member congregations come together across racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic lines throughout the Chicago metropolitan region to shape public policies, practices and programs to foster hope and create opportunity for all Illinois residents.
build knowledge on important issues and take action through organization-wide issue campaigns to change the behavior of public and private institutions. They work together to develop the skills and relationships necessary to get results. The Civic Action staff provide information, materials, organizing and advocacy training, mentoring and guidance.