DART community organizing training program
colist at comm-org.utoledo.edu
colist at comm-org.utoledo.edu
Mon Dec 22 16:04:12 CST 2003
From: ben at thedartcenter.org
Hello everyone. I wanted to send one final announcement out on the list
about DART's paid community organizers training program. The
national application deadline is coming up quickly on January 1st.
Please feel free to spread around the info below. Happy holidays!
Direct Action & Research Training Center
Ph: (785) 841-2680
Email: ben at thedartcenter.org
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
· 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 before the January 1, 2004
national deadline (later regional deadlines are available at our website).
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: www.thedartcenter.org.
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