January 7, 2013
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice Available to Current and Former FrancisCorps Volunteers!
The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be hosting two webinars – Jan. 8 or Jan. 9 at 8pm EST/7pm CST – to discuss careers in the field of congregation-based community organizing with individuals interested in empowering communities and working for social change.
RSVP by contacting Hannah Wittmer at email@example.com or calling 785.506.8915 with your name, phone, year of service organization and which webinar date you prefer. You will then receive instructions for accessing the webinar.
DART is now accepting applications for the 2013 DART Organizers Institute, the paid training and career placement program for individuals interested in launching a career in community organizing. The DART Center has built coalitions throughout the country that have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Job Training
* Drugs and Violence
* Criminal Recidivism
* Living Wage
* Neighborhood Revitalization
* Predatory Lending
* Affordable Housing, etc.
The DART Organizers Institute combines a classroom orientation with infield training at a local grassroots organization. Organizers are provided with a cost of living stipend and travel. Graduates of the Organizers Institute are placed into permanent full-time, salaried positions earning $34,000/year + benefits.
The DART Organizers Institute will begin June 24, 2013. Training locations and permanent placements sites include cities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida.