For six weeks, fellows will learn the theory of change behind community organizing through weekly webinars led by experts in the field. Under the guidance of volunteer managers, fellows will then put their new skills into practice by organizing actual community engagement or mobilizing events.
Fellows will be expected to work in teams
To plan the community engagement event from start to finish
Attend weekly meetings with the team
Will need to complete homework assignments
Conceptualize the implementation of an organizing strategy
Work with the team to recruit volunteers
This fellowship is a commitment of approx. 5 hours per week
Share orientation training date - put this on your calendar
The fellows then are expected to work with our affiliates, committees and partners to run community engagement events by the end of the program and each month thereafter. Fellows who miss an excessive number of webinars and do not complete assignments with their team will not graduate from the program. If you miss a webinar, you must notify the Training Lead and make sure to watch the class recording the day after.
The mission of AWOFINC is Building Leadership and Community Knowledge.
AWOFINC is a community initiative that is designed to meet the needs of families who do not have the resources that are to attain the supplemental educational services that are needed to enhance the possibility of success for their children. For over two decades AWOFINC has addressed the critical educational, financial, and social needs of the families in Illinois.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
December 24, 2020
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
5-6 hours per week
Periodic Team Meetings, Community Meetings, Committee Meetings