Center for Participatory Change
Igniting Collective Power. Transforming Systems of Oppression.
Healing in Community.

CPC’s vision is collective liberation, la liberación del pueblo. We create spaces for learning, healing and relationship building.

Individuals and grassroots groups build analysis and take action through our Popular Education, Language Justice, Racial Equity and Sustainability Circles. We’re a democratically run, non-hierarchical, multiracial organization. We are located in Asheville, NC and work deeply with communities based in Western North Carolina. We also collaborate with diverse networks to offer popular education, racial equity, and language justice trainings that have a state, national, and global reach.


CPC’s work is rooted in popular education, a collective learning process where communities build awareness and strengthen their abilities to create change. CPC centers the communities most affected by structural inequities, especially Latinx and Black communities. Our community organizing goes beyond policies and laws, it includes sharing stories, song, ritual, food and bringing our whole authentic selves.