About Berkshire Interfaith Organizing (BIO)

Our overall goal is to alleviate the root causes of poverty in our community. We seek to gain a seat at decision making tables and change the power relationship that exists between our member congregations and allies, and institutions whose decisions shape access to income, transportation and food for the poor and working poor in Berkshire County.

Our strategy is to develop leadership skills of hundreds of clergy and lay leaders in our member institutions, leading to a powerful Berkshire organization capable of making systemic changes.