The Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP), established in 1985, is a paid summer intensive training program that provides Black, Latinx, Indigenous and other people of color with the opportunity to develop skills and experience in grassroots organizing. For over 30 years, MAAP has been one of the movement’s flagship organizer training programs 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.
The program will be held from June 5th, 2023, to August 2nd, 2023. As a host, you would have apprentices actively involved in fieldwork that is connected to a campaign. Responsibilities include providing a stipend of $600 per week, housing, and transportation for the 7 weeks in the field.
The MAAP program structure is broken down into 4 components;
Every year, CTWO looks for organizations with specific strengths and innovative practices that can help with the development of apprentices. Here are several key items the selection committee will be looking for in host organizations. Based on CTWO’s strategies and goals, we give priority to host sites that fit the following criteria. This however, is not the sole determination of host organization selections. Requirements for being a host organization for MAAP include:
We look for organizations who:
MAAP apprentices get trained and developed to add capacity for your campaigns. Is your organization a good fit? Apply below!
MAAP is a pioneer national organizer training program, training young activists of color in the skills needed to run campaigns that address deep-rooted causes of racial injustice affecting people of color across the country.
As a nationally renowned program, MAAP has served to build a vibrant network of activists of color, strengthening movements and driving social justice campaigns. MAAP is an 8 week long paid intensive training program that runs during the summer.