THE NEXT BIG THING
From the beginning, the essential task of our organization has been and remains to provide a set of principles and a program which inspires a personal and social practice that not only satisfies human need but transforms people in the process, making them self-conscious agents of their own life and liberation. Such a transformative practice will, of necessity, also lead to the building of moral community and to the constant becoming of the best of what it means to be a person in the fullest sense.
Although our overall project is broad and far-reaching, there are six fundamental kinds of activities which serve as the hinge and hub on which the project turns. First, posing models of excellence and paradigms of possibilities from this.
Secondly, our thrust is to continue and expand political education process through literature forums and social practice which defines and clarifies issues; reinforces community, and teaches and increases political participation and political action
Thirdly, we work to continue and expand the training of social change agents, concerned with understanding the world, engaging it and changing it so that it constantly moves toward liberation and ever higher levels of human life. At the core of this project is stress on culture, ethical grounding and human possibility.
Fourthly, we struggle to continue and expand our efforts to organize and mobilize the people around their own interests, enabling them to become self-conscious agents of their own life and liberation. This includes: building new organizations and institutions and helping to strengthen and expand existing ones; making appropriate coalitions and alliances which increase our capacity to define, defend, develop and advance our interests; and constantly engaging in activities directed towards creating and sustaining a just and good society, a better world and a profound respect for our environment.
Fifthly, we strive to continue and expand participation in community projects. Also we work to continue and expand our services as a reference and resource for children. This means: providing resources to the needy and vulnerable; counselling, tutoring and other educational services.