SFTWA Shut Down San Francisco International Airport in Protest

CTWO provided organizational support to the San Francisco Taxi Workers’ Alliance (SFTWA) in coordinating a direct action to shut down San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to protest unfair advantage given to private car service companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar which can bypass airport gate fees to pick up and drop off passengers curbside. Hundreds […]

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The following books have been suggested to any aspiring community organizer by the CTWO staff and affiliated organizations. The book descriptions are sourced from the book cover itself and/or its product summary on Amazon.

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Specialized Organizing Training Sessions If you are engaged in community organizing, and you need to train your staff, members, or leaders in the nuts and bolts of community organizing — from recruitment to grassroots fundraising — CTWO can create training sessions customized around your organization’s specific needs and issues. Campaign Consultation Services CTWO works with […]


To register for an upcoming Community Action Training, please register for one of the trainings listed below. You will need to complete a two-step registration process: First, enter your contact information and click “Register.” Next, please pay for your registration online with a credit card, or by check. Upcoming 2018 CAT Trainings Bay Area, California […]

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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 […]


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Karissa Lewis Executive Director karissa@ctwo.org Anthem- Redbone Karissa recently became the Executive Director of CTWO. Prior to the position, she was National Training Director and directed all CTWO programming. Karissa completed MAAP  in 2009. She has organized around issues ranging from gentrification to environmental racism, gang injunctions and police brutality. Karissa believes that the movement […]