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The Advocacy Training Project

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


The Emerging Advocacy Training Project (ATP Track 1) is a series of six workshops that provide participants with hands-on advocacy skills, tools, experience, and guidance for anyone newly involved in grassroots advocacy. Each workshop focuses on today's most applicable and productive advocacy methods and tools for increasing civic engagement.


All sessions will be held virtually; participants can choose from two scheduled options:

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

Session 1: Introduction to Advocacy

September 7th or September 9th

This training introduces participants to the theoretical concept of advocacy and its practical application. 

Session 2:  Levels of Government and Elected Officials

September 21st or September 23rd

This training presents participants with various government and elected officials.

Session 3: Public Policy Process

October 5th or October 7th

This training introduces participants to the process lawmakers used to formulate new public policy and the role grassroots advocacy efforts play in this process. 

Session 4: Crafting and Delivering Advocacy Messages

October 19th or October 21st

This training provides participants with techniques to communicate their advocacy messages and share their stories effectively.

Session 5:  Advocacy in Action

November 2nd or November 4th

This training prepares participants with details on how to work with their elected officials and work with coalitions.

Session 6: Advocacy Strategy

November 16th or Novemeber 18th

This training prepares participants to begin to put into practice knowledge acquired in previous sessions on why developing advocacy strategies is essential.

We want to support creative and innovative ideas to tackle issues in local communities.

Participants who complete Emerging ATP and have a project to positively impact their community are encouraged to request a $250 stipend to fund their project.


A Special Thank You to Our Generous Program Sponsors!

ATP Sponsors (800 × 136 px)


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

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