About Freedom ROC

A brief description of our organization & purpose.
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Our Mission

To create systemic change that leads to a more equitable society by uplifting the voices of directly impacted Black people that allows us to build politically educated grassroots community political power


Budgets are a moral compass, and we believe local governmental budgets should reflect the people and not corporations.

  • Developing a participatory budgeting process with community
  • Budget transparency
  • Community reinvestment

We believe that housing is a human right, and everyone deserves to have an affordable, clean and safe place to call home.

  • Tenant Unions
  • Right to counsel for evictions
  • Affordable housing
  • Developing tenants association 
  • Pushing the cliff affect
  • Housing for Formerly incarcerated families

Divestment in carceral punishment and investment in people and communities.

  • Community reinvestment 
  • Police Accountability
  • Bail/Jail reform
  • Local prisoner access to the ballot box

A 501(c)(3) Orgranization

915 E Market Street
Akron, OH 44307

“I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.”

— Malcolm X