Community Action Trainings

Learn from experienced organizers, share skills and knowledge with activists, and have fun meeting others dedicated to building a movement. At CTWO, we are committed to ensuring that your staff and leadership team are able to fully participate in the training, and we can work with you to tap funding sources to do this.

Starting in 1995, our Community Action Trainings (CAT) have provided entry-level organizer training to staff and members of community based organizations, worker center organizations, and other NPOs, as well as individuals through field work, role plays, and discussions. During this high intensity three day training, CAT participants debate approaches to social change, learn how to door-knock and/or other forms of contact work as a tool for recruiting and mobilizing constituents, participate in campaign development and actions, grassroots fundraising techniques, and learn to appreciate the legacy of organizing in communities of color and its relevance in today’s fight for social justice.

CTWO conducts CAT sessions in the spring and fall in different regions across the country. CTWO has trained over 4,000 people to date, and partners with some of the most amazing community organizations in the country to host these sessions. You can register online

Sample CAT Schedule

Information on requesting a Scholarship

Information on CAT registration

Starting in 2017 CAT’s will be offered throughout the year. Sign up today!

New Orleans, La – November 10th-12th, 2017

Register Here

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HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS TO GROW FUTURE MOVEMENT ACTIVISTS 

The cost of holding a training class – CAT – has increased steadily every year as the cost of living has also increased. CTWO makes a big effort every year to subsidize the trainings and to provide financial support to participants to enable them to attend. Please support CTWO’s efforts to give the next generation of organizers the tools, knowledge, and skills necessary to make a difference in their community!

DONATE ONLINE

Thank you for helping to expand the number of skilled organizers of color who contribute to the movement for social, economic, and racial justice!