Initiatives and projects are developed in cooperation with people living in poverty in response to their aspirations for their families, communities, and society.

    Community Engagement

    Colorful blankets on the ground, a communal time of reading and stories, followed by an activity promoting discovery, highlighting skills, and encouraging creative expression. Street Libraries engage families around books, new technologies, and art in neglected, under-resourced communities.

    Empowerment Workshops

    We open cultural spaces that invite people to share skills and knowledge, discover and express beauty within themselves, and learn to recognize the strength of individuals and their own communities.

    International Relations & Advocacy

    We have consultative status at the United Nations and work with people living in poverty to ensure their voices and experiences have an impact on policies and programs affecting their lives. All the policies we advocate at the UN are directly developed through dialogues with people.

    All Together in Dignity

    All Together in Dignity

    ATD Fourth World works to overcome the injustices of persistent poverty and social exclusion by bringing together people from all walks of life, learning from people who face poverty every day, and running family and community projects. We work on the grassroots level in over 34 countries and in six areas of the US, and maintain consultative status at the United Nations, UNICEF, UNESCO, and the ILO.

    Poverty is violence, and it threatens the inherent dignity of those who endure it.

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