The Organizing Accelerator is a twenty-week training, mentoring and networking fellowship program for emerging grassroots organizers, community organizers, campaigners, social justice advocates, and civil rights leaders.
The Organizing Accelerator partners the nation-leading civil rights work of the NAACP with Groundwork Project’s unique model of supporting hyperlocal organizing in historically excluded and civically under-resourced regions across the country. With a deep commitment to identifying, supporting, and equipping talented emerging organizers who may otherwise lack access to traditional training programs and leadership institutes, The Organizing Accelerator seeks to build a diverse, inclusive, and representative bench of organizers for today and future generations.
The Organizing Accelerator sets itself apart with a unique commitment to:
Engaging organizers from regions and states where civic infrastructure, modern civil rights movements, and pro-democracy efforts are largely under-funded.
Emerging organizers who have a strong grassroots network at home but have not yet had the opportunity to receive advance training and connect with national networks.
Curriculum that is anchored in the past, present, and future of community organizing -- particularly in places where movements for racial equity, social justice & democracy protection face the strongest headwinds.
AT A GLANCE
Deliver advanced skills & deep organizing training
Expand networks, provide mentorship and support a strong peer-to-peer learning environment
Accelerate future organizing career opportunities