DC Community Organizing Institute

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Tue May 2 21:32:45 CDT 2006

From: Marta Vizueta <mvizueta at onedconline.org>

DC Community Organizing Institute

May 2006

Building Progressive Organizing & Popular Education in the District


Below you will find the description of our newest 
Initiative to support progressive community 
organizing and popular education in the District.

We ask that you spread the news of this Initiative 
widely given the innovative opportunity that it 
provides. For more information or to download an 
application, we welcome you to browse through our 


Marta Vizueta, ONE DC (formerly Manna CDC)

* About the Initiative


* About the Initiative

Community Organizing Institute Dates:
June 5 - June 9, 2006

ONE DC has developed the District's first Community 
Organizing and Popular Education Institute. This 
annual 5-day, 40-hour intensive session for 8-10 
local residents will be culturally relevant to the 
District and focus on the use of progressive and 
strategic community organizing for policy change.  
Additionally, ONE DC will provide graduates with 
technical assistance and support for at least one 
year to ensure the full implementation and growth of 
organizing initiatives throughout the District.

The Institute will be based on the "know-why"
and "know-how" approach concentrating on: 

* Conceptual skills (i.e. values, theory and culture); 

* Practical skills (i.e. hands-on training, campaign 
development, action planning, coalition building, 
behavior driven performance and outcome based 

Using a learning circle and popular education 
approach the Institute will cover the following:

* Day 1:  Understanding & Building 
Relationships with the Community: Cultivating 

* Day 2:  Identifying Issues, Analyzing 
Structures & Teaching Others What You Know

* Day 3:  Strategic Action Planning

* Day 4:  Sustaining & Assessing the 

* Day 5:  Individual Strategic Action 
Planning & Institute Evaluation

For more information or to apply, please click on the 
link below. The application deadline is Friday, May 5, 

DC Organizing Initiative... - http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=zn6lcvbab.0.bku8vubab.vqbzznbab.748&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onedconline.org%2FDCOrganizingInitiative.htm

* 2006 Shaw Freedom School

2006 Shaw Freedom School

The day-long 2006 Shaw Freedom School will take 
place on Saturday, June 10, 2006. The Freedom 
School is an opportunity, especially for low-income, 
city-wide residents, to understand and discuss issues 
affecting their communities while developing concrete 
skills around organizing and policy change.

We look forward to seeing you there!
About the Shaw Freedom Schools... - http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=zn6lcvbab.0.dku8vubab.vqbzznbab.748&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onedconline.org%2FShawFreedomSchools.htm

614 S Street NW
Rear Carriage House
Washington, DC 20001
mvizueta at onedconline.org


ONE DC is a progressive organizing and equitable 
community development organization. ONE 
DC is helping to forge a model and legacy of 
community-led organizing, capacity building and 
policy change in the District of Columbia.

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