Main Street Project was founded in March 2005 as the nonpartisan 501(c)(3) arm of the League of Rural Voters, an organization with a history of community building and organizing dating back to 1986. Today Main Street Project’s mission is to increase access to resources, share knowledge, and build power in order to transform systems that perpetuate inequities.
That’s not the kind of work that happens in a vacuum.
We’re intentional about cooperating across culture, place, and language. In order to transform systems, we believe:
Innovative solutions arise with greater voice from individuals most impacted by social, racial and economic barriers.
Building capacity and leadership of partner organizations is key to implementing and sustaining solutions.
Collaboration in national networks leverages power and knowledge toward transformation.