*We define social structures as groups of citizens, neighborhood committees, community assemblies, faith communities, civil society organizations,
educational institutions, sports leagues and formal alliances between government, businesses and social movements.*
We focus on the holistic transformation of fragile cities, developing locally-lead solutions and creating synergies between local communities, civil society organizations, faith communities, businesses and government.
We engage urban leaders and develop social structures by focusing on five key strategies that together help change fragile cities into SHALOM cities.
Strengthen civil society to drive community development, address violence and insecurity, and engage in advocacy to achieve greater justice for all.
Start, train and coach faith leaders and communities to generate hope and transform their neighborhoods.
Create safe spaces and implement transformational programs for children and youth in schools, churches, communities and through sports so that they can overcome obstacles, become agents of change and lead healthy and productive lives.
Provide tools to improve emotional resilience, access to health services, preventive health education and dignified housing, working in homes, schools and communities.
Provide vocational training, create job opportunities, generate small businesses and promote economic development to achieve sustainable prosperity.