SOWEGA RISING COALITION is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Southwest Georgia, comprised of member citizens and organizations which support the organization’s mission.
Our goal is to facilitate Southwest Georgia’s rise from the bottom of the state to the top of the list of quality of life metrics by empowering individuals and revitalizing communities through rural revitalization, community organizing, education, coalition-building and advocacy in the areas of human and civil rights and social justice, and by increasing citizen engagement in the democratic processes of our state.
Simply put, we are natives and outsiders in Southwest Georgia who want to make our communities better, more just, and more peaceful.
Our mission is to mobilize people and resources to improve the well-being, quality of life and political power of marginalized Southwest Georgians.
Our vision is to empower the citizens of SOWEGA to shape the future of our state so that every Southwest Georgian has equal opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential and achieve the highest possible quality of life and well-being.
We believe in the African proverb, "Alone I can go faster, but together we can go farther!' At SOWEGA Rising, we activate activism, organize organizations and move movements forward! Join us!