Civic Engagement

Special Initiatives are staff-supported collaborations that promote funding, advocacy, research, and learning opportunities to increase civic engagement. As times change, so do situations that impact people in need.

Access partners with funders to seize unique opportunities to enhance the quality of life and opportunities for underserved communities.

Learn about our Current Initiatives:

Voter Power

Past Initiatives:

Drawing Democracy Project, to provide resources to communities to engage in the process of redistricting to create electoral districts that better reflect their communities.

The Massachusetts Census Equity Fund, to support a campaign to increase participation of underserved communities in the 2010 Census.

Initiative for Diversity in Civic Leadership, to train people of color to pursue public and appointed office, run campaigns, and learn about public policy, and ethical and adaptive styles of leadership.