SCOPE pursues this mission by:
- Building models of increasing civic participation where poor and disadvantaged communities can become active participants in public policy-making and initiatives that impact their lives.
- Working to develop strategic alliances between diverse communities and constituencies that link local social and economic conditions with regional initiatives and economic and social agendas.
- Equipping poor and disadvantaged communities with the strategic research and analysis, educational tools and methodologies, and new technologies needed to understand the nature of structural economic problems and develop proactive responses, which address their issues and needs.
- Providing training and strategic facilitation to ally organizations, in order to build connections, relationships, and collaborations at multiple levels to enable poor and disadvantaged communities to respond to the challenges of regionalism and globalization.