Spend the summer organizing communities to advocate for K-12 educational equity. Through meaningful political work, Organizing Fellows (OFs) will organize to build community power. This highly competitive fellowship will give you the issue advocacy, campaign experience, and organizing skills you need to create transformational change in your community after the program ends, and is outstanding preparation for students looking to launch a career in politics, advocacy, or organizing.
From the start of the program, Organizing Fellows (OFs) will be a critical part of a coordinated grassroots effort. The fellowship will begin with an intensive week-long training on organizing and grassroots campaign practices, the local political landscape, and the history of public education.
Over the 9 weeks that follow, OFs will build capacity in the community to advocate for K-12 education reform. Throughout the summer, Fellows will participate in ongoing organizing, leadership, and skill development led by experienced organizers.
Some daily responsibilities and duties include:
- Canvassing (door-knocking) in neighborhoods throughout community
- Organizing community members to take action in support of local education initiatives
- Planning and hosting well-organized house/neighborhood meetings
- And much more!