Our History

Founded in 1980 by Si Kahn, Grassroots Leadership has helped build the infrastructure for a progressive Southern movement. We've trained and supported the leaders, organizers, organizations, networks and coalitions that will make long-term positive change inevitable.

Over the past 30 years, we have helped organizations become stronger so that they can meet their own goals. We have created and supported new organizations to address community needs. We have also provided strategic space for Southern activists to work together on common issues and campaigns.