Community Organizing Apprenticeship
The community organizing apprenticeship supports organizers and leaders in building leadership, relationships, power, and vision for their racial justice campaigns. OAP is accepting applications for the 2014 Apprentice Class until January 31.
OAP’s six months of intensive training includes racial justice analysis, relationship-building opportunities, and practical skill building for organizers working for racial, cultural, social and economic justice in Minnesota. In 2012/2013, we are offering training opportunities for both emerging organizers, mid-level organizers and leaders.
Applicants who have been accepted into the Apprenticeship Program join 12-16 other apprentices in a six-month training process. Apprentices are connected with a mentor and placement organization for practical experience and to develop an organizing workplan. The OAP intensive training component takes place over two days each month of the apprenticeship.
OAP works with a growing pool of effective trainers who connect the basics of community organizing with on-the-ground organizing experience. While there is no monetary cost for the Apprenticeship Program, there is an expectation that apprentices will participate fully at all training sessions scheduled. In addition, there is an equal expectation that mentors will invest in the development of the apprentices, creating a workplan and meeting regularly to assess progress.