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Advocate Training

Advocates for people with low income are change agents, community organizers, and trusted champions.  Their work is broad, nuanced, and grand — and they cannot do it alone.

We believe that building the skills and capacity of advocates for low-income people will result in bigger, better, and bolder gains for people living in poverty.

The Shriver Center’s Advocacy Resources and Training program offers the specialized training and leadership development equal justice advocates need to obtain bigger, better, and bolder gains for their clients. Rooted in social justice and racial equity values, our training programs are designed to foster innovation and collaboration while building your skills and capacities. And our Clearinghouse Community offers advocates a place to connect with one another and find important tools and resources to advance their work.

Let us bring a course to you! We offer both public and private courses. In addition to our offerings for 2017, we are also equipped to provide various other trainings and courses. Please contact Ellen Hemley at 617.379.3466 for more information. 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits available upon completion of each course.

Training News

43 Fellows Join National Network of Advocates Committed to Racial Justice
We’re happy to announce that the fourth cohort of our Racial Justice Training Institute (RJTI) has graduated! After completing 5 months of intensive race equity training, the 2017 Fellows will now join a growing national network of 160 advocates, representing 81 organizations in 28 states. The RJTI alumni network continues to work in concert on several issues, including education equity and organizational alignment. RJTI Fellows have also initiated statewide initiatives in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida, expanding and increasing the race equity movement on a national level. Read about how RJTI network members are advancing race advancing race equity in the Deep South

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