Center For Community Change Action – What Is It
According to the website:
Center for Community Change Action, and its sister, Center for Community Change, work to build social movements. According to Bhargava the organization was founded in 1968 and is 50 years old as of 2017. CCCAction’s mission is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better. They state that they are empowering the people most affected by injustice to lead movements to improve the policies that affect their lives. They say their focus areas include jobs and wages, immigration, retirement security, affordable housing, racial justice and barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals. Their members stand in picket lines, march on the capitol, attend community events, plan and execute assemblies, marches or other events, and canvas by phone and in person.
“The Center for Community Change is a bridge between grassroots community organizations and national public policy and politics. It has a commitment to working with partner organizations to build movements from the ground up combined with the ability to make those voices count inside the Beltway — a combination that exists nowhere else.”
– Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director
According to information on the Soros Files website (posted 2011):
CCC mission moved from organizing primarily in black communities to increase access to mortgages (in coalition with ACORN) to serving as a coalition-building hub for Mexican immigrant activism, including youth voting outreach (Generation Change). CCC played a central role in creating the subprime banking crisis, the CCC is now lobbying for mortgage bailouts for the poor, while moving into the leadership of the illegal immigrants rights movement.
In 2006, George Soros began to direct more money to CCC and specifically to voter and immigrant rights projects through the Fair Immigration Reform Movement Network. By 2009 his groups had provided well over $6 million in grant funds to CCC and that was Before Soros decided to funnel even greater amounts to the group in 2010.
Their list of board members in 2011 included as well as most of those listed below: Heather Booth, President of the Saul Alinski-inspired Midwest Academy; Sam Fulwood III Senior Fellow at Soros-funded Center for American Progress; Pronita Gupta, Director of Programs Women Donors Network; Jonathan Heller, Director & Co-Founder Human Impact Partners; Torie Osborn, Senior Advisor California Calls, former leader of the Marxist New American Movement, former senior policy advisor to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaragosa; Justin Ruben, Executive Director MoveOn.org; and a very interesting former board member – Allen Fishbein, former General Counsel, former Senior Advisor to HUD for Government Sponsored Enterprises Oversight; former member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council, the Fannie Mae Housing Impact Advisory Council, and the Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Advisory Council.
Notes on Bhargava:
–Spent ten years working in various capacities for the community organization ACORN
–Spearheaded the creation of Generation Change, a CCC program that “recruits, trains and places the next generation of community organizers.”
–Became executive director of the Center for Community Change in 2002
–Has written extensively on issues of poverty, racial justice, immigration reform, community organizing, and economic justice–Serves as a board member for The Nation and George Soros’s Open Society Institute
–Strong supporter of President Barack Obama
–On November 29, 2006, participated in a roundtable discussion—moderated by Bill Moyers and entitled “How Do Progressives Connect Ideas to Action?”—at George Soros’s Open Society Institute. Other participants included such individuals as Robert Borosage, Anna Burger, Eric Foner, John Podesta, Joel Rogers, and Katrina vanden Heuvel.
–At a December 1, 2007 national forum for “community organizers,” Bhargava, a strong backer of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, introduced the latter to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters. In his introductory remarks, Bhargava characterized America as “a society that is still deeply structured by racism and sexism.”
–In February 2009, Bhargava was a guest speaker at an event titled “Advancing Change in the Age of Obama,” sponsored by the Liberty Hill Foundation. In his speech, Bhargava cited the Reagan era as a low point in American history.
–Advocated “a more robust role for government” in the lives of Americans.
–Former board member of the National Neighborhood Coalition. Today he serves on the boards of the Center on Law and Social Policy, the Applied Research Center, the Center for Policy Alternatives, the Poverty and Race Research and Action Center, the Discount Foundation, the League of Education Voters, The Nation, George Soros’s Open Society Institute, and Democracia Ahora.
2014 “990” listed directors of CCC includes 26 in that category (latest available):
Their Net Assets on line 22 listed 2013 amount of $32.2 million and for 2014 $21.7 million. For a 501c(3) group, as we are seeing, rather than grants for education or social rehabilitation projects, they spent a huge amount of money (around $9 million in total) on — lobbying for political gain.
Interestingly only 6 of the 26 listed members received salary or compensation. Deepak as chief officer received a mid six-figure range package between salary and compensation but everyone else received less than a quarter million per year. Must be nice to have been him.
DORIAN T. WARREN – Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute; an MSNBC Contributor; taught for over a decade at the University of Chicago and Columbia University in field of political science; and received research fellowships and grants from the Ford Foundation, CUNY’s Murphy Institute, the Public Welfare Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and the Russell Sage Foundation
JONATHAN HELLER – longtime philanthropists; racial and social justice advocate; a may still be leading Human Impact Partners
ARLENE HOLT BAKER – African American trade union activist and labor leader; also active in AFL-CIO (Executive Vice-President in 2009)
JEFF BERMAN – partner at Clifford Chance LLC, US Financial Services Regulatory Group; and advises global clients on the strategic impact of regulatory reform under the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act
DIANE FEENEY – board member of Equality Now.org (gender equality group); daughter of philanthropist Charles Feeney who headed Atlantic Philanthropies; involved in family foundation, the French American Charitable Trust which gave away $54 million and was to close its operations somewhere after 2011
PETE COLAVITO – Senior Advisor to the President and Secretary-Treasurer at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)2013; and Political Director for New York ACORN from 1999 to 2001
Fox News on October 4 posted “Donors to anti-Trump ‘resistance’ group revealed”. The hidden donors to a prominent anti-Trump “resistance” organization are revealed in unredacted tax forms obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Free Beacon obtained a copy of their 2015 990 public form.
The Center for Community Change, a Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c)(3) progressive community organizing group that does not reveal its donors, has been involved in direct action against President Donald Trump and Republicans before and after the November elections. The organization’s members sit on the boards of other prominent liberal activist groups.
Other donors to the organization include the California Endowment, which gave $524,500; the Marquerite Casey Foundation, which gave $515,000; Fidelity Charitable Gift, which donated $505,100 (Note: Fidelity itself did not donate, this figure reflects private individuals who used the company as a charitable vehicle for their own donations.); and the National Immigration Law Center, which gave $316,000.
According to the Free Beacon article:
Donors to its “social welfare” arm in 2015 included Every Citizen Counts ($1,750,000 contribution), a nonprofit that was created by allies of Hillary Clinton to mobilize Latino and African-American voters; the Open Society Policy Center ($1,475,000), another Soros group; the Sixteen Thirty Fund ($610,000), a progressive advocacy group; Center for Community Change ($150,000); Services Employees International Union (SEIU) ($150,000); Atlantic Philanthropies ($75,000); and the Tides Foundation ($50,000), the largest liberal donor-advised network, among other funders.
Soros, who last year vowed to spend $15 million to court Hispanic voters, was for months the sole funder of the Immigrant Voters Win PAC, which was part of the “Families Fight Back” campaign.
Charlene Sinclair, the director of reinvestment at the Center for Community Change, sits on the board of directors of the Emergent Fund, which surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $500,000 following its inception and quickly approved $205,000 in rapid-response grants at the end of last year.
The Emergent Fund gives grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 and has provided financing to Black Lives Matter; the Center for Media Justice, which was created to “organize the most under-represented communities in a national movement for media rights”; the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative; and United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the United States.
The Center for Community Change later joined United We Dream for nationwide immigration protests leading up to Trump’s inauguration. United We Dream was additionally behind “sanctuary campus” anti-Trump protests across the country to protect undocumented students.
Christina Jimenez, the co-founder and managing director of the United We Dream Network, herself attended high school and college as an undocumented immigrant.
So why bring this group up?
For one thing it is a way to drag groups out of the shadows that have been working against the constitution as written and working in tandem with Soros and other globalists by indoctrinating, funding, and encouraging protests and as we have seen groups like BLM and ANTIFA. Those two are only the spearhead of dozens of smaller activist groups who work like so many ant troops under cover of their rampages. Many of these smaller groups sound so inspiring, meaningful, and full of social purpose but underneath their cell walls waits the rot of cancer bought and paid for by socialist and globalist NWO groups.
The more we patriots can expose the behind-the-scenes funders in this attempted coup, the better informed hopefully all citizens become and the more likely we are to make headway in arresting the spread of cancer to our future generations.
Looking into the backgrounds of liberal groups like CCC shows just how entrenched and entangled Democrats, RINOS, liberals, socialists, the UN, and above all George Soros are which makes one wonder if we will ever be able to totally remove all the cancer cells of communism from our country. The only hope is that those multitude of minions actually wake up to the stench of their puppet masters and realize just how little relevance each of them have in the overall plan of a socialist world dominance.
It also highlights that as far as has been investigated, very few if any conservative groups have been found to have become large-scale donors or entrenched in these activist groups.
Buckle up patriots, it is going to be a long, hard winter at Valley Forge.