In-Depth Training For Neighborhood Organization Staff

August 29, 2006 - The Twin Cities Training Program for Neighborhood Organizers is offering in-depth training for neighborhood organization staff.

This in-depth training is designed to help staff learn organizing fundamentals and apply them effectively to their community groups. The training combines comprehensive coverage of organizing basics, trainings tailored to the individual needs of each organizer and group, long-term follow-through, and group support from fellow neighborhood organizers.

The training also gives participants the opportunity to get individual direct hands-on help for specific neighborhood projects. Do you need to get more people involved in your organization? Write a grant or raise funds for a project? Clean up a problem property or close down a drug house? Organize a well-run and energized neighborhood meeting? Do outreach to immigrants in your community? You can get help for your project at this training.

The training is composed of the following parts:

INITIAL INTENSIVE TRAINING will concentrate on providing organizers with the nuts and bolts of organizing. The initial training will take six hours a week over four weeks.

Topics covered include:

*Leadership development
*Issues identification
*Grassroots and foundation fundraising
*Organizing under-represented groups
*Volunteer recruitment
*Running meetings and events
*Media and communication

WEEKLY INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS with each organizer to discuss and analyze the projects and challenges facing each neighborhood. These meetings will be custom designed to meet the needs of each organizer and community group. These sessions can run for as many weeks as you need to carry out your project.

MONTHLY GROUP MEETINGS of the participating organizers to share their experiences.

These trainings will be given primarily through questions, problems-solving, and direct experience.

Target starting date is the week of September 25.

If you have staff who are interested in participating, or have questions, please call Jay Clark at 612-625-2513.


For more information, contact:

Jay Clark
Twin Cities Training Program For Neighborhood Organizers
330 Humphrey Center, 301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
Phone: 612-625-2513
Fax: 612-626-0273
E-Mail: clark037@umn.edu



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