The Blue Line Coalition is a coalition of community organizations representing the following populations along the Blue Line Extension Corridor: marginalized communities; communities of color; immigrants and refugees; people living with disabilities; low-income residents; displaced workers; and aging and transit-dependent populations.
The Blue Line Coalition’s mission is to build community-based power to advance local and regional equity and community health by securing community benefits, changing policies and systems to support the creation of wealth and well-being of historic communities of color, immigrant/refugees, migrants, people living with disabilities and low-income communities along the Blue Line Extension Corridor.
To create healthy vibrant communities of opportunity where low income people, people of color, new immigrants and people living with disabilities participate in and benefit from systems, decisions, and activities that shape their neighborhoods. Everyone regardless of race, age, economic status, ability or the neighborhood in which they live has access to essential ingredients for environmental, economic, social and cultural well-being including: living wage jobs, entrepreneurial opportunities, viable housing choices, public transportation, good schools, strong social networks, safe and walkable streets, services, parks and access to healthy food.
– adapted from the Corridors of Opportunity Equity Definition