Our Mission is to build the power of historically marginalized communities in Orange County with a particular focus on the regions of Santa Ana and Anaheim.

Founded as a community-labor alliance in 2005, Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) utilizes community organizing and policy research as strategies to build leadership and a collective voice. We pursue policy changes that lead to an inclusive economy, community-driven education, and responsive democracy, ensuring that the underrepresented have meaningful participation in local government decisions that impact their economic opportunities, community health, and overall quality of life.

OCCORD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to OCCORD are tax-deductible.


Partnership for Working Families is a national network of 17 powerful city and regional affiliate groups based in major urban areas across the country. We advocate for and support policies and movements that help build more just and sustainable communities where we live and work. We strive to take lessons learned at the local level and apply them to the national conversation to build a framework for addressing climate change, inequality, racial and social injustice.

OCCORD is a proud member of the Partnership for Working Families national network.