Insight Center for Community Economic Development (Insight)

  • CA


360 14th Street
Suite 500A
United States

About Us

Founded in 1969, the Insight Center is a national research and action economic justice organization, working to ensure that all people become and remain economically secure. We examine hidden truths to unearth and address the root causes of economic exclusion and racial inequity. We are working to shift inequitable power structures, so that everyone can fully participate in the economy and has the freedom to bring their full selves to our diverse nation regardless of zip code, race, immigration status or gender.

Specifically we:

  • Provide groundbreaking research to ignite systemic change,

  • Produce powerful tools, thought pieces and resources to shift narratives and build political and public will,

  • Turn forward thinking ideas into action by convening diverse thought leaders who can make a difference in the economic security field; and,

  • Engage in effective advocacy with key partners for policies that combat economic exclusion.

We address these issues at the root level through innovative, multidimensional initiatives and partnerships that leverage our core capacities in research, ideation, narrative change, and leadership to foster systemic, transformational change.

While we work across the nation, we are headquartered in Oakland, California, our lab for progressive policy innovation and thought leadership.