Forward Together works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change. Working at the intersection of race, gender and sexuality, the organization works to ensure that women, youth and families have the power and resources they need to reach their full potential.
Forward Together leads Strong Families, a national initiative to secure rights, recognition and resources for all families—particularly those who are pushed to the margins of our society. Through Strong Families, Forward Together and partners bring together a network of over 160 organizations from multiple social justice sectors. The movement has developed powerful, shared narratives expressing the needs and concerns of marginalized families; built a constituent base of over 25,000 individuals who take action for policy and culture change; and provided strategic communications capacity to social justice policy campaigns across the country.
The goal of Strong Families is to change the cultural conversation and win concrete policy gains to benefit families with the least resources who are most attacked by conservative policies—this includes families of color, low-income families, immigrant families, LGBTQ families, young families, and families impacted by the criminal justice system. Through Strong Families, Forward Together builds grassroots power for our communities to be the driving force of change, with an emphasis on supporting and amplifying the leadership of women of color to have influence and decision-making power on issues that matter most to them and their families.
Forward Stance Leadership, an innovative mind-body leadership approach for cultivating fierce individuals, effective organizations and powerful movements for social change. Through reconnecting our bodies with our minds, Forward Stance uses elements such as breath, energy, rhythm, and awareness that allow us to embody the change we want to see in the world.
Learn more about Forward Together:
- Forward Together at 25: The story of Forward Together
- Forward Stance: Forward Together’s innovative mind-body practice for leadership and movement-building
- Strong Families: Forward Together’s multiyear national initiative to change the way people think, feel and act in support of families
- Forward Together: Forward Together’s organizational website