Empowerment Works

Empowerment WORKS (EW) is an international sustainable community development organization advancing whole-system, locally-led solutions for a thriving world. EW recognizes a key barrier to change being the predominant philanthropic system itself--along with its inherent paradigm and related structures. In targeting single issues from the top down, the creativity of local stakeholders is gridlocked. Local & global implementing partners- in competition for external funding--remain isolated and divided. Unfortunately, in the cause of global support, those most in need are disconnected from the vital resources in their own backyard. Working globally from the ground up, EW brings these too...