Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program

The Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP), established in 1985, is an 8-week intensive training program that provides people of color with the opportunity to develop skills and experience in grassroots organizing. For the last 30 years, MAAP has been the movement’s flagship organizer training program for people of color, bringing motivated young activists together from all over the country to teach them the science and art of organizing communities around their most salient issues. MAAP has trained more than 450 organizers, many of whom currently hold positions of responsibility within social justice organizations around the country.

MAAP Training and Field Placement

Acceptance grants participation in the MAAP orientation–5 days of intensive training to prepare participants for the field. During this week, CTWO makes assessments and final determinations of placement. Accepted participants are responsible for round-trip travel and ground transportation arrangements to and from the CTWO training. Participants are expected to stay overnight for the entire duration of the training until the end of orientation; participants are placed in different sites around the country to go through field training for six weeks.

Apprentices will be working full time at their host organizations and will be provided with a $300/week stipend (before taxes) as well as secured housing accommodations and local transportation for the duration of their fieldwork. CTWO will cover the cost of round-trip travel between the training site and their placement sites. CTWO determines placement through several considerations: the need of the host organization (i.e. language, gender, particular skills, etc.), the organizations’ geographical location, and the general pool of apprentices and hosts. Although apprentices may express preferences, CTWO makes final decisions about where apprentices are placed.


-Must be a person of color

-Must be 18 years or older

-Must participate in upcoming CAT

-Must submit a completed application

MAAP 2017 will take place June 18th-August 11th

List of MAAP alumni
FAQ – Program
FAQ – Application Process


For organizations interested in hosting MAAP apprentices, click here