Community Organizer Training

Our community organizing apprenticeship supports emerging organizers in building the leadership, relationships, power and vision for their justice campaigns. The training includes racial justice analysis, relationship-building opportunities, and practical skill-building for organizers working for racial, cultural, social, and economic justice in Minnesota.  Apprentices work closely with a mentor and learn from a network of trainers who connect the basics of community organizing with on-the-ground experience. Learn more about the 2016 Apprenticeship Class, which begins June 11, 2016

Youth Cultural Organizing Training

The Youth Cultural Organizing Training (YCOT) centers cultural strategy in an organizing training for youth of color ages 14-18. We prioritize cultural strategy with the understanding that arts and culture must be at the center of organizing and movement building with our communities of color. The training team is made up of organizers, artists and culture makers from our larger network, some of which serve as summer mentors for youth participants. YCOT begins over 4 weeks in the summer and then continues twice a month into the school year. Sessions build an organizing toolkit connected to arts and culture. This summer we incorporated hip hop, spoken word, and visual art sessions in correlation to topics of identity, systems change, education, and racial justice. Learn more about our youth organizing program.

Racial Justice Leadership Development

We train individuals and organizations to strengthen their racial justice leadership. Through these sessions, individuals and organizations deepen their capacity and conceptual clarity about moving racial justice inside their organization. Participants learn how to develop a racial justice lens as an integral part of their organizational culture and develop a strategic plan to move racial justice into the center of the organization.

To learn more about the program and about the application process, contact Fayise Abrahim at or 612-746-4224.