Main Street Project

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.

Climate work from this organization

Main Street Project has a goal of “deploying an alternative, small-scale sustainable poultry-based system that is accessible and economically viable for aspiring Latino and other immigrant farmers.” What led the organization to this specific focus?

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This fact sheet details the Main Street Project's work to create a more sustainable food and agriculture system. By creating a support system for new farmers rooted in sustainable agriculture, the Main Street Project is creating a foundation for a resilient food system that helps mitigate climate change rather than... Read more