Activist Training Information

Now more than ever, activists in our region need to learn the tools of community organizing. In 2017, as part of the McCune Foundation’s effort to increase the effectiveness of grassroots organizing power, two three-day trainings will be offered to staff and grassroots leaders of social justice organizations in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

In conjunction with the Midwest Academy and the Center for Third World Organizing, participants will learn the basics of community organizing principles including how to engage constituents, power mapping, campaign planning, building coalitions, and much more.

Ventura, CA – April 28 – 30th, Unitarian Universalist Church (5654 Ralston St., Ventura, Ca. – FRIDAY) and ARC of Ventura County (295 S. Arcade Dr., Ventura, Ca. – SAT/SUN) w/ Midwest Academy

Santa Maria, CA – October 20 – 22nd, Cornerstone Community Building (705 S. McClelland, Santa Maria, Ca.) w/ Center for Third World Organizing

   *Registration for the April training in Ventura, CA is open from February 15th through March 15th

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        Download a training description, including participant criteria, fees, the application process and more, click here

We are extremely honored to have the support of the following foundations and organizations in providing these trainings.