OPAL (Organization for Positive Action and Leadership) works to achieve equity in Evanston through voter education, civic engagement, and candidate development.

The Organization for Positive Action and Leadership engages and equips Evanston residents to actively participate in the decisions that affect their lives.

By educating and mobilizing voters – and supporting qualified community leaders – OPAL works tirelessly to ensure that local leadership reflects the diversity and priorities of all residents throughout Evanston’s nine wards.

OPAL’s comprehensive programs work to increase accountability and activate Evanston residents who have been underrepresented.

Who Are We
We are a grassroots movement of Evanston residents inspired to action in an effort to organize the community to work collectively toward the goal a city where each child, resident, and neighborhood are equally valued.

Let’s work together to make Evanston a more equitable community.

OPAL is led by a committed group of volunteers

Board of Directors
Martha Burns
Cicely Fleming
Alyce Berry
Oliver Ruff
Tiffani Holmes
Alex Morgan

Roger Williams

Please consider partnering with us to achieve an
 Equitible Evanston where all resident thrive.