Build the Wheel is a collaborative initiative, supported by the Center for Empowered Politics Education Fund at the Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco), to help strengthen community empowerment efforts across the country. is being designed as an online clearinghouse of workshops and trainings where staff and community leaders from diverse organizations, neighborhoods, cities and issue areas can come together to share and build upon each others’ practice, experiences and learning in popular political education and leadership development. This is a space where community leaders and organizations seeking to affect policy change through community organizing and civic participation strategies will gain access to tools, curricula and resources to more effectively educate ourselves and the community constituents, members and leaders we work with.

Content Partners and Contributors have included Californians for Justice, the Movement Strategy Center, the Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco), People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER), Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, the Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action (PILA), the DataCenter, the School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL), Western States Center, DiversityWorks, United for a Fair Economy, the California Fund for Youth Organizing, Tierra Viva, and many more. If you or your organization would like to contribute your curriculum and resources, please contact us. Let’s stop reinventing and start building!

Project Associate
Alizarin Menninga-Fong
alizarin [at]

Project Director
Le Tim Ly
le [at]