The California Endowment has funded Centro Shalom's Advanced Organizing Institute to train community organizers to assist and support the Endowment in its Building Healthy Communities Initiative.
The ultimate goal of the Organizing Institute is to have experienced, professional community organizers train a group of twenty to thirty young adults, ages 18-35, to develop the tools and commit to changing systems and policies towards building a healthy community in Long Beach. The participants will serve internships and receive mentorship from collaborating organizations during their five month training from June to October 2013. After graduation, the most promising organizers may have the opportunity to receive a stipend to engage their organizing work in partnership with a community organization or independently toward their goals of building a healthy community in Long Beach.
- For organizations, the Institute is an opportunity to have your current or future organizers trained for free in strategic planning and other essentials for the organizer's toolbox.
- For student participants, it is an opportunity to become educated on the major issues impacting Long Beach residents, learn advanced organizing skills, and build a strong network of fellow organizers.
Six of our graduates from the class of 2012 have received funding from the Institute to organize full-time with qualifying nonprofits, and we are actively seeking funding to provide the same opportunity to the class of 2013.
--Student Application (for electronic submission)
--Internship Site Application (for electronic submission)
Centro Shalom would like to recognize our partners in this exciting new program. Click on the images below to visit their websites: