SCOPE combines community organizing, leadership development, strategic alliance building, research, training and capacity building, and policy advocacy to build a powerful movement for social and economic justice at the local, state and national levels.
- Local and Regional Organizing: Members, member-leaders, and strategic allies are consistently engaged in shaping and driving our local and regional campaigns through SCOPE's organizing vehicles.
- Research and Analysis: SCOPE's Research Department delivers cutting edge information to inform and support our policy campaigns. We also work with other researchers and academic institutions to create innovative, community-driven economic and workforce development solutions. Research findings and analyses are also incorporated into the organization's popular education, training and organizing strategies.
- Training: SCOPE contributes to movement building through our Training Department. We increase the capacities of other organizations and alliances working with poor and disadvantaged communities. The training curriculum is based on SCOPE's 18-year history and experience in community organizing, leadership development, electoral and policy campaigns, and capacity building.
- State and National Strategic Initiatives: Structural barriers to social and economic opportunities for poor and disenfranchised communities extend beyond local policy and decision making. To impact policies and shift public consciousness for broad social change, SCOPE has incubated, provided fiscal sponsorship for, and led the formation of the California Calls and Pushback Network - state and federal strategies, respectively, designed to win progressive public policy and increase participatory democracy by those pushed to the political margins. SCOPE's best practices and methodologies, particularly in the areas of civic and voter engagement, serve as models for these movements.