CRESP Center for Transformative Action


The mission of the CRESP Center for Transformative Action is to encourage individuals to create and participate in projects and communities that are working towards a just, peaceful, and sustainable society. The Center is practicing, teaching, and advocating a model for social change activism that breaks the traditional us versus them approach. This model, known as Transformative Action, is inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent action.Transformative action suggests that social change agents will be most successful if they: 1) Expose and bear witness to injustice; 2) Respond to injustice by first engaging in learning conversations, and then by developing positive actions intended to transform conflict, animosity, and hatred into cooperation, synergy, and goodwill; and 3) Have as their major goal a proactive, cooperative, inclusive approach to constructing better alternatives, new visions, and parallel institutions.


117 Anabel Taylor Hall Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

update contact information

Information out of date? update contact information
details »
amount raised
details »
Support CRESP Center for Transformative Action

You have the power to make a big difference for CRESP Center for Transformative Action

Sign up for Goodsearch & Goodshop and we’ll donate to your cause when you search the web and shop online!

learn more »

get started

here’s how you can help

  1. Create an accountGet started by creating an account so you can start raising money for your cause for free!
  2. Do things you already doUse Goodsearch for everyday activities like searching the web and shopping online. Plus, when you shop at Goodshop, you save money with over 100,000 coupons and deals too!
  3. We donateWe’ll make a donation to your chosen cause when you search the web or shop online! learn more »