Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the nondenominational grassroots organization is composed of religious congregations and other faith-based community groups across the state that are committed to advancing social justice.

Elevating the Leadership of People with Lived Experience


WISDOM strives to establish a united voice on social justice values and seeks solutions to systemic challenges. The organization's grassroots approach harnesses the participation of more than 160 congregations from 19 religious traditions as well as EXPO (Ex-incarcerated People Organizing) and the Menominee Nation's Menikanaehkem community.

One of WISDOM'S primary areas of focus is dismantling mass incarceration and its disproportionate effect on under-resourced people and communities of color in the state of Wisconsin. The formerly incarcerated members of EXPO lead the signature campaign ROC (Restoring Our Communities). In addition, WISDOM's network conducts extensive work defending immigrant rights, promoting public transportation, seeking racial equity, championing transformational and environmental justice, and expanding health care accessibility. Although WISDOM and its local partners address a wide range of issues and use a largely decentralized model, they are united by a core belief: that the people closest to the challenges are those closest to the solutions, and the key to success is to elevate the voices of these leaders.

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Operations - Milwaukee, Wisconsin