Change Corps organizers spend the year working on three to five campaigns across the country, on issues from gun violence to women’s health.
When your training is complete, you’re ready for a social change job with real responsibility, and we’ll help place you into leading organizations and campaigns.
With Change Corps, you learn to plan and run campaigns, organize citizen meetings, build coalitions, hold press conferences, and more.
Why we have to organize
If we want positive change in America, we have to organize it.
Depending on the issue, we might have to overcome the gun lobby, or anti-birth control extremists, or a dysfunctional Congress. Whoever is standing in the way, winning means making a smarter case for change, organizing more strategically for it, and working harder for it.
That’s why this isn’t an afternoon webinar or a weekend retreat or an unpaid internship. It’s a paid, one-year, full-immersion program in grassroots organizing. When you finish, you’ll join a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come.
Our leaders and trainers
Change Corps was founded by Douglas Phelps and David Rossini, as well as alumni of The Public Interest Network. Executive Director Ryan Doyle brings years of experience working to train young organizers with Green Corps, a field school for environmental organizing, as well as successfully leading field campaigns for partner organizations. Change Corps organizers will also learn from some of the nation’s top social change leaders — people like Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, or Arshad Hasan, executive director of ProgressNow.