Initiatives of Change USA (IofC) is part of a global network comprising multi-sector leaders in more than 100 countries who are working in diverse community, state, regional and international contexts to transform inequality and conflict through systems of honesty, accountability, justice, equity and peace.
Our key programming includes the Caux Scholars Program (Switzerland and Asia Plateau), Community Trustbuilding Fellowship, Narrative Change Collaborative and Faith Rooted Revolution. We also provide consultant services in strategic planning, facilitation and dialogue.
Over the course of nearly 100 years, IofC has created innovative methods, tools and strategies in trustbuilding that develop greater cohesion, understanding, representation and expression between communities of difference across the world. Although varied and locally situated, communities are also marked by matrixes of power that are historically and systematically unequal, hierarchal, and violent. Practices are designed by concepts of supremacy and inferiority (race, gender, religion, politics, language, and education) so that only a few are accorded access to full human rights, resources and opportunities to the exclusion of many others.
Inspired and informed by our expert network, Initiatives of Change bridges gaps in understanding, interpretation, translation and representation between those of competing identities and interests. IofC facilitates and forges deep partnerships between community leaders, activists and influencers, technical organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofits, the business sector and individuals.