headshot of James and Grace Lee Boggs outdoors, with trees in the background
A poster print of a black-and-white etching depicting a group of people marching with signs and t-shirts reading "restoring the neighbor back to the hood"
8 youth from Detroit Summer posing for a photo, in a garden holding garden tools

Our mission

is to nurture the transformational leadership capacities of individuals and organizations committed to creating productive, sustainable, ecologically responsible, and just communities.

"Each generation, coming out of obscurity, must define its mission and fulfill or betray it."
Frantz Fanon - The Wretched of the Earth

Recent Posts

  • Today Nov. 9th Hull House Rev Theory of James and Grace Lee Boggs

    Today Nov. 9th Hull House Rev Theory of James and Grace Lee Boggs

    The African American Studies Dept. presents INTO THE SUNSHINE OF A DIFFERENT SOCIETY THE REVOLUTIONARY THEORY OF JAMES AND GRACE LEE BOGGS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9TH 12:30 1:45 HULL HOUSE 800 S HALSTED ST CHICAGO, IL 60607      Read More »
  • Boggs Center  – Living for Change News Letter – November 7th, 2017

    Boggs Center – Living for Change News Letter – November 7th, 2017

       James Boggs, “The American Revolution: Putting Politics in Command” 1970 The first question that has to be answered, therefore, is whether there is any arena in which the United States urgently needs revolutionary—that is to say, rapid and fundamental —develop-ment and reorganization. The answer is unequivocally yes. But, unlike the nations of Africa, Asia,...Read More »
  • Dig – Angela Jones  – 2009

    Dig – Angela Jones – 2009

      In DIG poet Angela Jones, now 24 and on her way to the Peace Corps in Peru, shares with us the identity she has forged for herself from being in and with Detroit Summer since she was 14. It is from imaginations like hers that will come answers to the many fundamental interconnected and...Read More »
  • Jobs aren’t the Answer by Grace Lee Boggs written 2011

    Jobs aren’t the Answer by Grace Lee Boggs written 2011

    LIVING FOR CHANGE Jobs aren’t the Answer By Grace Lee Boggs 2011 The continuing Jobs crisis is an opportunity to go beyond protest organizing for more Jobs and begin imagining Work that frees us from being the appendages to machines that we have become because of our dependence on Jobs. Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times Instead...Read More »
  • Boggs Center -Living For Change Newsletter – Oct 26th, 2017

    Boggs Center -Living For Change Newsletter – Oct 26th, 2017

        James and Grace Lee Boggs, “Uprooting Racism and Racists in the United States” 1970 The economic advantages to the United States of having a colony inside its own borders have been tremendous. By using the colonial force of blacks, US capitalism has been able to moderate the general contradiction of capitalist accumulation. That is...Read More »

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