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Citizens Birmingham is an independent membership alliance of civil society institutions acting together for the common good of the city.

For a short video clip about us from 2014 please click here

Founded in 2013, we have trained over 300 leaders on acting in public life through the method of community organising. Over 1500 people have participated in public action building accountable relationships with those in power in our city. Our dues paying member institutions from Brum’s faith, education, trade union and community sectors have enhanced their own development and mission from their involvement with Citizens UK.

Together our leaders and communities have won:

• access to specialist mental health services for 16-17 year olds,

• established local shops & community buildings as safe havens near schools,

• secured the backing of elected and business leaders persuading city’s employers to pay the Living Wage,

• resettlement of Syrian refugees from UN Camps

For highlights of us in action please visit our storify page

For regular breaking news posts of our work follow us on twitter @CitizensUKBham

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