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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 Advocate 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 advocates' 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.

Training News

Applications are now open for the 2019 Racial Justice Institute program
The Racial Justice Institute is a groundbreaking national leadership program, grounded in a commitment to race-equity as an integral and essential part of anti-poverty advocacy. Following six months of intensive training, fellows join a national network of alumni who are advancing race equity all throughout the country. Applications are invited from racial equity teams that include at least one legal aid or other public interest lawyer serving low-income people or communities of color. Learn more about how to become a 2019 fellow. Attend our January 24 webinar/open house to ask questions and hear from past fellows. The deadline for applications is February 28. Apply now

Sharpen Your Advocacy Skills in 2019
As the stakes of anti-poverty and racial justice advocacy continue to grow, we’re happy to share our current course offerings for 2019. Bolster your affirmative litigation and supervisory skills. In addition to our public courses, we also contract with legal aid and civil rights organizations to offer private, customized trainingsNote: Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits available upon completion of each course.

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