EFFECTIVE CHANGE REQUIRES PROXIMATE LEADERS
“When proximate leaders work with people in their community they strive to ensure that everyone feels they have agency—a person’s belief that they can shape their own future, relationships, and environment. People who believe they have agency also believe that they can change the world …”
“Proximate leaders should be leading, not following, the field’s cadre of academic, nonprofit, governmental, and business experts in creating solutions to their community’s challenges.”
Proximate Leaders are SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS on the challenges facing their communities. Their solutions are often structured around insights only found through lived experiences. When given the opportunity to lead, Proximate Leaders are far more capable of finding sustainable solutions for their community of friends, loved ones, and neighbors than any outreach effort from an outside organization.
CARE is assisting these community leaders with the long awaited support they need through grants, legal assistance and augmentation of skills. Because of the generosity of donors like you, CARE is helping to start several New 501c3 Human Animal Well-Being Organizations, all lead by Proximate Leaders of Color.