The Movement Activist APPRENTICESHIP 2021

Are you currently living in Atlanta or the South?

Are you Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color?

Are you interested in becoming an organizer?

Do you think you have what it takes to build power and support local communities to take bold action to bring about change in their community?

Are you available from June 28th  to August 14th?

training program for organizers

The Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP) 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. This entry-level program offers hands-on organizing experience through fieldwork, participating in campaign actions, movement history, and deep skill-building workshops.

We are excited to invest and build in the South and given COVID-19 restrictions MAAP will only take place in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants must live in the Southern Region. A priority will be given to applications living in Metro-Atlanta. For Participants that are accepted but do not live in Atlanta, local housing will be provided for the entire program.


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 duration for MAAP is 7 weeks. The program will be held from June 28, 2021 to August 14, 2021. Participants are required to participate in the whole program. The program will begin with a weeklong orientation followed by a field placement for the remaining 6 weeks. The program will culminate with a debrief weekend. Participants are provided with $600 per week stipend and a travel allowance. For Participants who do not live in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, your local housing in Atlanta will be covered for the duration of the program.

The application deadline for MAAP is Monday May 24th, 2021. Any late submissions will be waitlisted.

training program for organizers

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.

Spaces are limited

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