Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org

Mission Statement

To empower Virginians of all faiths to create social justice for all by advocating for systemic change.

Main Programs

  1. Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare
  2. Social Justice University
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

We serve the entire Commonwealth of Virginia and occasionally consult on national and local issues.

ruling year

1986

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Kim Bobo

Keywords

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VICPP, Day for All People, Advocacy, Social Justice, Interfaith, Poverty

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EIN

54-1362857

 Number

0461508980

Also Known As

1982

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy is the only statewide, nonpartisan, interfaith partnership focused on social and economic justice in Virginia.By combining the methods of analysis, advocacy, grassroots mobilization and media coverage, the Center is in a unique position to affect changes in public policy. Guided by the expressed concerns of its members and supporters the policy initiatives pursued by the Center include: Hunger and Poverty Alleviation, Cessation of Predatory Lending, Gun Violence Prevention, Immigrant Rights, Access to Healthcare, and Stewardship of the Environment.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare

Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare (VCV) is dedicated to ensuring that all Virginians have access to affordable, high-quality health insurance by collaborating with a diverse coalition of consumers, advocates and policymakers.We believe that Virginia should implement the Affordable Care Act by:Having a consumer-friendly marketplace (Exchange) where people can purchase affordable private insurance.Expanding its Medicaid program to offer health insurance to more low-income people.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

$250,000.00

Program 2

Social Justice University

Among the Center's most important ongoing initiatives is our issue education and advocacy training program, Social Justice University (SJU). The program is important in building local relationships with faith communities and advocates. It serves to empower and lift up the voices of Virginia's faith communities to speak up both with and for those who often do not have a voice in the political process. The program focuses on education of the Center's policy priorities and advocacy training to increase the capacity of Virginians to have a voice in the state legislative process.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

We serve the entire Commonwealth of Virginia and occasionally consult on national and local issues.

Funding Needs

The Center is seeking increased individual support to cover our day-to-day programmatic, education and advocacy work, including opportunities to increase our policy and outreach capacity. We also seek capital funds to support our Center facility in Shockoe Bottom, which was purchased in 2008.

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Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Kim Bobo

BIO

Kim Bobo founded and served as the executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, the nation's largest network of people of faith engaging in local and national actions to improve wages, benefits and conditions for workers. Prior to Interfaith Workers Justice, she was national organizing director for Bread for the World and an instructor at the Midwest Academy, where she helped train hundreds of organizers and faith-based activists in thinking and working strategically.Prior to Interfaith Workers Justice, she was national organizing director for Bread for the World and an instructor at the Midwest Academy, where she helped train hundreds of organizers and faith-based activists in thinking and working strategically. Bobo is the author or co-author of several books, including: ""Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid - And What We Can Do About It,"" the first book to document the wage theft crisis in the nation and propose practical solutions for addressing it, ""Organizing for Social Change,"" the best-selling organizing manual in the country, and ""Lives Matter: A Handbook for Christian Organizing."" Bobo's most recent book, ""The Worker Center Handbook,"" will be published in 2016 by ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press. She helped coin the phrase ""wage theft,"" which according to StopWageTheft.org includes examples like non-payment of overtime, not giving workers their last paycheck after a worker leaves a job, not paying for all the hours worked, not paying minimum wage, and even not paying a worker at all.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Frank McKinney III

Realty Executives, Peninsula

Term: Jan 2014 - Dec 2017

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