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    We are a non-profit community organizing agency whose mission is to end poverty. We are a membership organization of low and moderate income people. Through the empowerment of our members, we work to bring about economic and social justice.

    We work together through education and action to use our collective voice to effect positive social change. We provide leadership opportunities to low-income members to be the primary "change-makers."

Located in one of Cincinnati's poorest neighborhoods, the Contact Center has a forty-six year history of community service and organizing. We work on the local, state and national level to be the grassroots voice on issues affecting our members. We work specifically on neighborhood issues in Over-the-Rhine of  resident safety concerns and improving the neighborhood schools. In 1992 the Contact Center started  organizing recipients on public assistance  issues to make changes in government policy. This group is  the Benefit Rights Advocacy Group (BRAG).  Our statewide group, The People's Empowerment Coalition of Ohio (PEC), organizes to help lift families & individuals out of poverty.
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The Contact Center is a community-based, membership organization that strives to uphold the rights and dignity of all people. We work for a better life for all low and moderate-income peoples through grass-roots organizing, education and outreach around issues of housing, education, safety and income security.


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1227 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202