Community action training

intro to organizing

intro to organizing

Community Action Training (CAT) is a multi-day day intro to organizing training designed for organizers, activists and community leaders. Participants are energized and challenged during the weekend training that encourages folks to use the time and space to build relationships as we deepen our work in this current political moment. Topics include outreach, campaign strategy, direct action, grassroots fundraising and history of organizing. CAT’s are year-round and occur across the country.

CAT is a prerequisite for our summer Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP). MAAP is an 8-week intensive program that offers a unique opportunity for aspiring BIPOC organizers to learn the nuts and bolts of organizing and what it means to organize through a racial justice lens and build power that shifts the conditions in our communities. Click here for more information about MAAP.

What You Learn:

Summer 2024 Training DATES

If you are new to organizing, join us to learn the latest on strategies, outreach, and connect with fellow activists and community leaders across the country.

Registration is on a sliding scale from $25-$75, with scholarships available. Find a training near you! 

virtual training series

  • From Contact to Commitment: Mastering Membership Retention: Tuesday, July 9th from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm PST/5:00 pm-8:00 pm ET

  • Campaign Wins: From Strategy to Action: Wednesday, July 10th from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm PST/5:00 pm-8:00 pm ET
  • From the Streets to the Polls: Mobilizing Voters in a Critical Election Year: Tuesday, July 16th from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm PST/5:00 pm-8:00 pm ET
  • Building Connections & Effective Outreach Strategies: Wednesday, July 17th from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm PST/5:00 pm-8:00 pm ET
  • Campaign Wins: From Strategy to Action: Wednesday, September 11th from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm PST/5:00 pm-8:00 pm ET
  • Building Connections & Effective Outreach Strategies Thursday, September 26th from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm PST/5:00 pm-8:00 pm ET

For scholarship opportunities, please email our Alumni Network and Program Coordinator at rheema@ctwo.org.