Power of Self-Education (POSE) Inc.

At A Glance

Location: 

Haverhill, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Living Economies
  • Food
  • Environmental Health

Active since:

2010

Tax Status:

501(c)(3)

Core volunteers:

5

Community Size:

60,879

Our Purpose

POSE is a faith-based community engagement & advocacy organization whose mission is to “inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen communities. POSE is committed to impacting systems and supporting people through ground-level projects that help to transform local communities. We do this through a myriad of hands-on services, open format educational dialogues, grassroots community organizing and social justice advocacy.We envision communities where all individuals have the opportunity for a high quality of life including (but not limited to):
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Health (mental, physical, and spiritual wellness)
  • Rich cultural offerings
  • The ability to connect and give back to their communities
Our Core Values are:
  • Community: We listen to and learn from all members in our communities.
  • Equity: We strive for equity and we focus primarily, but not exclusively, on people who are vulnerable.
  • Inclusiveness: We practice and champion inclusiveness in our communities. We honor diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our communities.
  • Empathy: We value the personal experiences and journeys of all in our communities.
  • Leadership: We believe in empowering community leaders to invigorate social and civic engagement.
  • Thought-provoking: We believe in the engagement of thought-provoking conversations about the positive and negative factors that impact individuals in our communities.