About Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)

ABOUT COFI

COFI was founded 25 years ago to build the full participation of low-income parents of color in the public decisions – policy, program, practice – that affect them.  To do this, COFI created an innovative, evidence-based leadership development and community organizing model, The COFI Way of Family Focused Organizing, and brought it to low-income communities in Chicago, across Illinois and beyond. Results to date: nearly 5,000 low-income parents of color engaged in a wide range of racial, gender and economic equity campaigns, gaining significant advances for children and families:  winning 100+ new afterschool programs, restoring recess in Chicago,  eliminating zero tolerance discipline in public schools, increasing enrollments in quality early learning across the state and battling exorbitant municipal fees and fines that mire families in poverty.

  • Development Manager

    Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
    • Full Time
    • September 16, 2020
  • Communications Manager

    Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
    • Full Time
    • September 16, 2020
  • COFI Center for Action and Learning Manager

    Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) www.cofionline.org
    • Full Time
    • September 16, 2020