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DART Organizers Institute

Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART)

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2010
  • 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 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 an organizers institute founded by the Direct Action and Research Training Center.