The Advocacy Training Project

NCJW|LA is excited to launch an issue-based ATP for the first time since the start of our Advocacy Training Project over a decade ago.

This fall, the ATP series is on learning about Guaranteed Income. This one-of-a-kind training opportunity is for individuals across LA County ready to begin their civic engagement and advocacy journey.

Over the course of 8 immersive sessions, participants will acquire hands-on advocacy skills, and learn new tools, knowledge, and guidance. ATP emerging was designed for individuals new to advocacy and interested in learning how to support GIP expansion by exploring the local state's impact on cash transfer policies and federal levels.

By the end of ATP, participants can expect to have gained knowledge and understanding of tools to engage in a wide range of advocacy activities, i.e., lobbying days, community organizing, petitions, letters to the editor, boycotts, parades/walks, street theater, action research, letter campaigns, read-a-thons, storytelling / public testimonials, door-to-door canvassing, panel discussion, contact elected officials.

 

We understand the hectic schedule and multiple responsibilities individuals are tasked with; there will be offered 2 different schedule options:

  • Thursday Evenings 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PST
  • Saturday Mornings 10:00 am – 11:30 am PST

We believe that the individuals have creative and innovative ideas to tackle issues affecting their communities, participants who complete Emerging ATP and have a project that could positively impact their community is encouraged to apply for a $250 stipend to fund their project.

ATP F.A.Q.s

Emerging

The Adult Track-1 Advocacy Training Project with a focus on Guaranteed Income

The Emerging Advocacy Training Project (Adult Track-1), with a focus on Guaranteed Income, provides participants with hands-on advocacy skills, tools, experience, and guidance for anyone newly involved in advocacy. Participants spend their time learning a general overview of advocacy strategies and guidelines on implementing specific advocacy tactics. Each topic has been carefully selected to provide a general overview and foundation for participants new to advocacy and interested in learning how to support GIP expansion by exploring the local state's impact associated with cash transfer policies and federal levels. 

Option 1 Thursday Evening from 6:00pm-7:30pm PST  

Schedule and Course Topics

 
9/22 - Session 1 Introduction to Advocacy:
 This training introduces participants to the theoretical concept of advocacy and its practical application.  

10/6 - Session 2 Government 101 and Policymakers: This training presents participants with various government and elected officials.

10/20 - Session 3 Crafting and Delivering Advocacy Messages: This training provides participants with techniques to communicate their advocacy messages and share their stories effectively. 

11/3 – Session 4 Establishing Relationships with Elected Officials: This training introduces participants to learn how to establish and foster relationships with elected officials and their staff. 

11/17 - Session 5 Policymaking Process:This training introduces participants to lawmakers' process to formulate new public policy and the role grassroots advocacy efforts play in this process. 

12/1 - Session 6 Power of Coalition Building & Community Organizing: This training prepares participants to work with their elected officials and coalitions.

1/5 – Session 7 Guaranteed Income Programs: A policy-based solution to combat poverty: This training prepares participants to uplift Guaranteed Income Pilot Programs as a policy solution. 

1/12 – Session 8 The Power of Narrative Change: This training prepares participants to tell further and share their stories and the impact of being a Guaranteed Income participant. 

Option 2 Saturday Morning from 10:00am-11:30am PST  

Schedule and Course Topics

 
9/24 - Session 1 Introduction to Advocacy: This training introduces participants to the theoretical concept of advocacy and its practical application.  

10/8 - Session 2 Government 101 and Policymakers: This training presents participants with various government and elected officials. 

10/22 - Session 3 Crafting and Delivering Advocacy Messages: This training provides participants with techniques to communicate their advocacy messages and share their stories effectively. 

11/5 – Session 4 Establishing Relationships with Elected Officials: This training introduces participants to learn how to establish and foster relationships with elected officials and their staff. 

11/19 - Session 5 Policymaking Process: This training introduces participants to lawmakers' process to formulate new public policy and the role grassroots advocacy efforts play in this process.  

12/3 - Session 6 Power of Coalition Building & Community Organizing: This training prepares participants to work with their elected officials and coalitions.

1/7 – Session 7 Guaranteed Income Programs: A policy-based solution to combat poverty: This training prepares participants to uplift Guaranteed Income Pilot Programs as a policy solution. 

1/14 – Session 8 The Power of Narrative Change: This training prepares participants to tell further and share their stories and the impact of being a Guaranteed Income participant. 

Questions?

Please contact our Advocacy staff if you have questions or want more information about the ATP. 

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