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.