Founded in 1940, the Industrial Areas Foundation is the nation's largest and longest- standing network of local faith and community-based organizations.
The IAF partners with religious congregations and civic organizations at the local level to build broad-based organizing projects, which create new capacity in a community for leadership development, citizen-led action and relationships across the lines that often divide our communities.
The IAF created the modern model of faith- and broad-based organizing and is widely recognized as having the strongest track record in the nation for citizen leadership development and for helping congregations and other civic organizations act on their missions to achieve lasting change in the world.
The IAF, which includes the West/Southwest IAF and Metro IAF, currently works with thousands of religious congregations, non-profits, civic organizations and unions, in more than sixty-five cities across the United States and in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Action In Montgomery (AIM)
Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD)
People Acting Together in Howard (PATH)
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE)
Washington Interfaith Network (WIN)
Local IAF Affiliates
A Call To Action
As a leader of a community in Prince George's County, I'm sure you are well aware of the multitude of challenges that pervade our communities. A number of social issues significantly impact the people we serve, such as:
a struggling school system
a lack of affordable housing
a shortage of programs that invest in the well-being of this county's residents
As leaders, we have the opportunity to harness the power of our worshipping communities, to address these and other issues, and to bring about meaningful change.
I am inviting you to join me and other faith leaders in Prince George’s County. Together, with the IAF, let's get our people involved in civic life so that together we remake our communities.
~ D.K. Kearney, Pastor Turner Memorial AME Church