About Change Corps
We’re a group of experienced organizers who understand that new organizers need a place to start, learn and make their mark. We’ve been doing this for more than 20 years with Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing, whose graduates now work at such groups as Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Environment America, Environmental Action and MoveOn.org.
Training serious activists
Change Corps offers a year-long, three-step program that will launch your career in social change. When Change Corps organizers complete their training, they’ll know how to organize people on the issues they’re passionate about and will have an opportunity to become part of a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come. Put simply, Change Corps graduates are ready to work for positive social change.
Things to know when you apply
Change Corps has a vision of a better country, a set of core values about our work, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Click here for things you should know when you apply.
Throughout the Change Corps program, you’ll have opportunities to connect with key people in the social change movement, including our own staff and board of directors.
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Manny is the executive director of Change Corps. Manny got his start organizing in 2009 with the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG). During his time with CALPIRG he recruited and trained hundreds of student activists on college campuses across the state, running projects that have registered thousands of students to vote and campaigns to protect California’s air, water and environment.
He joined Change Corps in 2014 and has since led campaigns with MoveOn.org Political Action to get out the vote in swing states in 2014, Everytown for Gun Safety to pass gun safety legislation in Oregon, and Population Connection to defend women’s rights. Manny has also managed Change Corps' recruitment efforts since 2015. Manny attended the University of California – Davis, where he studied Environmental Policy.
Assistant Organizing Director
Varsha is the assistant organizing director at Change Corps. Before devoting her work full time to Change Corps, Varsha kicked off her organizing career in high school, organizing protest marches against rape culture (Seattle SlutWalk). Throughout college, she organized with Black Lives Matter, the Seattle Solidarity Network, and many local elections in Seattle and Atlanta. A strong intersectional feminist, Varsha is motivated by organizing and developing young people to act on issues they care about.
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David is the president and co-founder of Change Corps, as well as the Vice President & Director of State Offices for The Public Interest Network, where he oversees the staff and program work of The Public Interest Network's 20 state offices. David has trained hundreds of new organizers, helping to launch their careers in organizing. In 2012, he launched Fair Share’s citizen outreach efforts, and helped run the field operation for The Public Interest Network’s efforts to help re-elect President Obama.
A graduate of Vassar College, David lives in Denver with his wife and daughter, but still closely follows his beloved Boston sports teams.
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