DART community organizing training program

colist at comm-org.utoledo.edu colist at comm-org.utoledo.edu
Sat Feb 14 08:15:16 CST 2004

From: ben at thedartcenter.org

I am writing to ask that you please pass along this brief announcement 
below to anyone that might be interested in social and economic justice 
in Ohio.  

The Direct Action & Research Training Center is currently accepting 
applications among folks interested in social and economic justice 
issues for their paid, four-month community organizing training 

The DART Organizers Institute is a combined classroom and field 
training covering such topics as:  

· Identifying and training local leaders · Strategic planning and issue 
cutting · Researching and targeting decision makers · One-on-One 
relationship building · Developing and training leaders to take 
successful Direct Action on issues · Fund Raising for the long-haul  

The DART Center, has built coalitions throughout the country that have 
won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including: · 
Education reform in low-performing public schools · Fair immigration 
policies · Police misconduct · Living Wage campaigns & job training · 
Affordable housing, etc.  

The DART Organizers Institute combines a 7-day classroom orientation 
with 15 weeks of infield training at a DART host organization. This is a 
paid training program that includes: a $6,500 living stipend, all 
transportation costs to the classroom orientation and host city, and 
mileage reimbursement during the infield training. Room, board, and 
tuition will also be paid by DART during the 7-day classroom training. 
After successful completion of the program, DART will work to place 
graduates into fulltime salaried positions.  

Graduates from the four month DART Organizers Institute have gone 
onto accept Executive Director and Associate Community Organizing 
positions throughout the country making between 27 - 34,000 in starting 
salaries. We continue to train the best of those working to build the 
power of low-moderate income communities to win victories on 
important issues in their community.  

The program starts June 14, 2004 and runs through the end of 
September. Host organizations are located in several cities throughout 
Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana. Applications 
are being accepted now. No experience necessary, only life 
experience, willingness to learn, and commitment to a career in 
organizing. People of color and Spanish speaking applicants are 
encouraged to apply.  

Applications are being accepted now. To apply, applicants must send 
materials (resume and completed application form) to: Ben MacConnell, 
the Recruitment Director at: institute at thedartcenter.org. You can also 
call him with questions: (785) 841-2680. To download our applications 
or find out more about the DART center, check out our website: 

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