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DART Organizers Institute

Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART)

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $180,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–December 31, 2008
  • Location Miami, FL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio

About this grant

The greatest need identified in the field of community organizing is for additional trained organizers, a professional role that demands a sophisticated and disciplined skill set, including the ability to develop and challenge leaders, identify and facilitate training needs, analyze social and economic conditions, learn about a community’s local history, develop hundreds of relationships across all sectors of a community, and lead critical evaluation and reflection sessions on the organization’s development and work. This grant will support a response to this need by funding the Organizers Institute of the Direct Action and Research Training Center.