In December 2017, Kairos helped to launch the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival as one of two anchor organizations, alongside Repairers of the Breach. The launch itself built on years of planning and preparation on the part of both Kairos and Repairers of the Breach and the two remain the anchor organizations of the Poor People’s Campaign.

The Poor People’s Campaign as a whole, and its national team, is directed by the co-chairs, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II. Kairos staff also provide key roles in policy, arts and culture, partnerships, communications, finance, technology, and accessibility for the Poor People’s Campaign. Leaders who are connected to Kairos and who have historically been developed through Kairos also play important volunteer leadership roles in dozens of state-based coordinating committees and national partner organizations.

The Poor People’s Campaign is the Kairos Center’s flagship project. Every area of work at Kairos connects to the building up and supporting of the Poor People’s Campaign.