Who we are
The IIRON Education Fund, NFP is a charitable organization devoted to training ordinary people to create public lives, to understand, build and exercise power through collective action and to address the issues facing our families and communities. Every day, decisions are made by elected officials, government bodies and corporations that affect the lives of ordinary people. Without a clear understanding of these decisions, the power behind them, and an ability to mobilize people power, ordinary people have no chance to have their voices heard. IIRON Education Fund provides the tools and the collective power to give ordinary people a voice. The People’s Lobby often works closely with the IIRON Education Fund, NFP and its affiliate organizations on leadership training and non partisan issue advocacy. The IIRON Education Fund, NFP does not participate in any of The People’s Lobby’s partisan electoral or political activities.
IIRON Education Fund, NFP Members:
SOUL (Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation) organizes in urban and suburban South Cook County.
Northside P.O.W.E.R. organizes on the far north side of Chicago and north shore suburbs.
Northwest Indiana Federation of Interfaith Organizations organizes in northwest Indiana counties of Lake, LaPorte and Portage Counties.
IIRON Student Network is a growing collective of student groups throughout the Midwest.
The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
IIRON Will County is a new chapter currently being organized in Will County, Illinois.
IIRON Education Fund, NFP is a member of National People’s Action.