Georgia STAND-UP is an alliance of community, labor, and faith organizations that promote economic justice and smart growth strategies through research, education, and advocacy.
Georgia STAND-UP, a Think & Act Tank for Working Communities, is an alliance of leaders representing community, faith, academic, and labor organizations. Working together, the alliance organizes and educates communities about issues related to economic development. We have a mission to provide information and resources to help create healthy, livable neighborhoods while respecting the right of existing residents to benefit from the progress and developments taking place within their communities.
Our goal is to alleviate poverty and encourage regional equity through the empowerment of leaders and the inclusion of community benefits. Georgia STAND-UP enables residents to ensure economic development meets the needs of their neighborhoods and uses community benefits agreements and policies to assist communities, developers, and redevelopment agencies in working together to create successful development projects.
Georgia STAND-UP is a partner in the national community benefits movement, primarily made up the 17 organizations represented by the Partnership for Working Families.