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    Center on Policy Initiatives

Prosperity for working families.

Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) is a nonprofit research and action institute dedicated to creating economic prosperity, sustainable communities, and a healthy environment for all.  

CPI serves a unique role in the San Diego region, providing the analysis, policy solutions, education, and alliances that advance social and economic justice for working people and diverse communities.

What we do

Coalition Organizing

We bring people and organizations together to build the power to make things happen. CPI is the proud convener and host of four regional community-led coalitions.

Leadership Development

We identify and provide training to support value and vision aligned leaders from our local community.


We research the facts and produce reports on issues of working poverty and economic inequity, laying the groundwork for policy development.


We partner with Black, Indigenous, People of Color and with low and middle income working communities of all races, genders and regardless of citizenship status or disability. We work to change systems so that people can participate in the decisions and lead the institutions that impact their lives.

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