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The Micah Project

The Micah Project (Moving in Courage and Hope)

The Micah Project is a faith-based organization established in 2007 by clergy who wanted to see real change in their communities.  Micah works with its 16 member congregations to create innovative solutions to the plethora of problems faced by those living in the Greater New Orleans area. Micah is a member of the PICO National Network, an organization whose mission is to provide families and grassroots leaders with a voice in the decisions that shape their lives and communities, and of PICO Louisiana, PICO's state-wide chapter.  Micah is a non-partisan, non-denominational, multiracial, multicultural collective of clergy and congregations that are united together for a common good.

Our Mission

The Micah Project is a non-denominational, non-partisan organization that works with people of all faiths to recognize and build on their faith values to create a more equitable and just world.  Working closely with grassroots leaders, Micah develops leaders, influences public policy, and increases civic engagement.  Micah strives to create a land of opportunity in an environment where investment in infrastructure and public services is being drastically reduced.   

Micah helps people to see how public policies directly shape our lives and our opportunities, a realization that impels us in turn to shape these public decisions.  Recognizing that both local and national policies directly impact our lives, Micah moves power on a local, state, and national level.  Building on past successes and a strong community base, Micah is currently focusing on incarceration and re-entry, education, healthcare, blight, and transportation equity.

The Micah Project has 16 member congregations in Orleans and Jefferson Parish, represents over 12,000 people, and is expanding into Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes.  The Micah Project is an affiliate of the PICO National Network, the largest faith-based community effort in the United States with more than 1,000 member institutions representing one million families in 150 cities and 17 states and a growing international effort.  Micah is also a member of PICO's Louisiana state entity, PICO Lift.

 

About Us:
 
Daniel Schwartz, Executive Director
Sequoria Shelton, Organizer
Rosie Washington, Organizer
Emily Ludwin Miller, Communications & Operations Coordinator

Contact Us:

2001 Simon Bolivar Avenue. (inside of People's United Methodist Church)
New Orleans, LA 70113
504-528-9996 (office)

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