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Midwest Academy Training for Aspiring Community Organizers!
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6/3/2013 to 6/7/2013
When: 6/3/2013
Where: Chicago, Illinois 
United States
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For years, the Midwest Academy has trained future generations of Community Organizers through our summer internship program. Students are trained in the Midwest Academy’s signature 5-day Organizing for Social Change training before being placed with community organizations and to spend the summer working on an organizing campaign.

This summer, we are expanding the training portion of the program in order to help recent graduates prepare for careers in Community Organizing. We hear from students everyday who think they may want to join the field but are unsure of where to start. In order to help aspiring Organizers get out there, we’re expanding our summer student training to include:
• A few selective spots in the 5-day Organizing for Social Change training for recent graduates
• Job search advice and assistance
• Resume workshops
• Panels sessions with interns from previous years who now work in the field
• A career fair with non-profit organizations from the Chicagoland area

Who should apply?

Admission to the 5-day training is highly selective and spots will likely fill up quickly, so we encourage interested students to apply as soon as possible. The application process is open to:
• Recent college graduates
• Those who have not worked as community organizers, but are considering a career in Community Organizing

• People who have worked as electoral organizers, labor organizers, or have had internships in related progressive fields, and are considering community organizing, or for whom this training would provide useful skills for a social justice career.
• Graduates who have not yet been hired by an organization

The application deadline is May 24th, but spots are limited, so we encourage you to apply ASAP. To apply send an email to


5-Day Organizing for Social Change + Community Organizing Career Track Training
June 3rd - 7th, 2013
@ the Cenacle Retreat House
513 W Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

Sessions run from 9 am – 8 pm, Monday – Thursday and 9 am – 3 pm on Friday


The cost for the training with lunch and dinner for the week is $250.