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General Purposes

Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART)

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $350,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Miami, FL, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will enable the Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART) to enhance and expand leadership training for community organizers; build the supervision skills of local organizers; strengthen the organizer internship program to train the next generation of community organizers; create new organizing opportunities; and provide assistance and consultation to newer organizations.DART was founded in 1982 to develop congregation-based community organizations. Currently, there are 21 metropolitan organizations affiliated with DART in the states of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Kentucky. Each local organization has its own leaders, staff, and funding base and develops campaigns on issues such as education reform, affordable housing investments, fair immigration policies and job training programs.