Thinking about Becoming an Immigrant Rights Organizer | The Nation



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Thinking about Becoming an Immigrant Rights Organizer

Jamilah King's recent article profiled immigrant rights organizer Sophya Chum. The groups below offer opportunities to get into Chum's field.

Center for Community Change: offers long-term support and training for grassroots activists and nonprofit professionals nationally.

Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program: trains young organizers of color in direct action campaigns across the country, and offers paid summer internships to young activists in organizations across the country.

Labor/Community Strategy Center: based in Los Angeles, combines classes on political and organizing theory with paid internships on direct action campaigns.

Midwest Academy: teaches strategic and rigorous methods in direct action organizing. They offer five-day training sessions in Chicago, California and Washington, DC.

Center for Progressive Leadership: helps college students and other young leaders get paid internships or fellowships at progressive organizations across the country.

School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL): Based in Oakland, Calif, SOUL is an intensive summer organizing training program.

Future5000.com: search this comprehensive directory of youth-led organizations to connect with other immigrant rights organizers in your city.

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