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- Develop a broader understanding of the political landscape in Michigan, including who holds power in their community and how to influence them.
- Deepen their awareness and improving their ability to collaborate across issues and communities.
- Strengthen core leadership skills to engage more fully in organizing, advocacy, and issue campaigns.
- Learn how to operate in an anti-racist/anti-oppression way.
- Identify long-term leadership goals and developing a clear plan to increase their political involvement.
- Feel empowered and equipped to take on greater leadership roles in their community.
- Build relationships with economic justice leaders and activists across the state.
- Play a crucial role in promoting economic justice in Michigan.
Expectations EJAM will:
- Provide participants with a $1,000 stipend (over 8 months) to participate in this FREE training.
- Provide childcare, if needed.
- Provide organizing training, inside and outside of the fellowship; Along with additional leadership development opportunities outside of the fellowship.
- Provide participants with networking opportunities.
- Fully participate in the trainings.
- Adhering to the attendance policy of missing only 2 (two) days of the entire eight (8) month fellowship.
- Complete 40-hour field practicum, outside of training time.
- Have at least half of the practicum hours completed By April 17, 2016.
- Work with their Partner Organizer to help build membership and organizational capacity.
- Come prepared to learn, interact, be challenged and grow!
EJAM offers this Fellowship once a year. The application for the 2017 Fellowship is currently closed. If you have any questions or are interested in applying for the 2018 Michigan Economic Justice Fellowship, please contact Tameka@MiEconomicJustice.org.
The 2017 Michigan Economic Justice Fellowship is underway. However, if you’d like to stay informed about our next program like this, please fill this out.
The Local Candidate and Campaign Manager Training Program is designed to help leaders develop the skills and resources they need to advance progressive change through local elected office. The Michigan Local Candidate Training Program helps individuals who want to lead progressive political change in their community through local and state elected office. This 5-webinar training program provides the nuts and bolts of putting together a winning campaign for local and state office, as well as developing effective leadership skills necessary to advance progressive change.
Just imagine: People we who share our values leading policy change in our local school boards, city, county and township boards, and in our state capital. Oh, the progress we could make! You can be a part of this progress. Plan now for your role in leading change.
This program is for individuals who are planning or interested in running for elected office in the next five years or who are or will be serving as a campaign manager for a candidate.
The 2017 Local Candidate and Campaign Manager training is underway. However, if you’d like to stay informed about our next program like this, please fill this out.
Spring 2017 LCT students: please click here to access a student-only
With systemic and growing income inequality, people across the state are working hard and still having trouble making ends meet. Laws and policies that make it harder for us to succeed, can be changed! This Civic Engagement Academy will teach individuals about laws, how the government works, and how they can get involved through organizing and advocacy to make Michigan a more just place for all.
This intensive training is designed for individuals who are interested in making an impact in their community through organizing around economic justice issues, including raising wages and increasing benefits for workers. This academy provides the opportunity to gain valuable community organizing skills and experience working with social justice organizations. This on- the- ground experience not only helps you make change within your community, but also, can help you gain meaningful and higher-paying employment in the future.
Participation in all three weekends is required for graduation
Battle Creek, MI
$200 for all three weekends of training, materials, and lunch each day
Needs based scholarships available
Apply using this link before August 27, 2017
This 3-month commitment includes 6 days (2 days per month) of skill- building and equips participants to be leaders in Michigan’s economic justice movement. Please see that attached flyer and email Tameka@mieconomicjustice.org if you have any questions.