[Hpn] Organizing INTERNSHIPS for people of color June 13 to July 31 via MAAP/CAT (fwd)

Tom Boland wgcp@earthlink.net
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 19:19:17 -0800 (PST)


ORGANIZING INTERNSHIPS for People of Color June 13 to July 31 via MAAP/CAT:

REPLY TO: "Center for Third World Organizing" <Training@CTWO.org>

FWD  February 2001

CONTACT:
For COMPLETE INFORMATION on the MAAP and/or CAT program, or to apply/register
online visit our web site: http://www.ctwo.org. Individuals without internet
access can call the MAAP Hotline: 510.594.4046.


Friends:

Please help us identify and train the next generation of people of color
organizing for social justice!

The Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP) is currently seeking
applicants for the summer cycle for the nation's premier organizer training
program for people of color.

Since 1985,  MAAP has brought motivated activists together for seven weeks to
learn the art of organizing through field-based training with a labor or
community organization. The internship integrates political development with
skills training in five major areas:  Contact, Research, Action, Fundraising,
and Teamwork (CRAFT).

MAAP interns receive a $200 per week stipend for the six weeks in the field,
with all housing, health care and local transportation expenses covered. At
the
conclusion of the program, MAAP connects graduates in promising jobs with
progressive community and labor organizations.

MAAP is a program of the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO), a national
resource for organizations and individuals of color who are contributing to
the
movement for social and economic justice in the United States and around the
world.

This summer1s MAAP program runs from June 13 to July 31. To participate in
MAAP
this summer, applicants must attend a weekend-long Community Action Training
(CAT) in one of the following cities: either Providence RI, Atlanta GA,
Chicago
IL, or Oakland CA.  All of these CATs will be held the weekend of April
27-29.
There will also be a Spanish language CAT May 18-20 in New York City,
attending
applicants must be fluent in Spanish and English.  The summer MAAP application
deadline is April 15, 2001.

An easy application process with contact information is described below.

We need your help today by:

1. Contacting Irene at CTWO directly with the names of individuals or
organizations who may be interested in MAAP (training@ctwo.org)
2. Forwarding this message to potential applicants, other organizations, and
list serves

We have included a description of the program below. Thanks in advance for
your
support in identifying and training the next generation of organizers of color!

In Solidarity,

Irene Juaniza
MAAP Director
Center for Third World Organizing
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Description:
MAAP (Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program) is the nation's premier
training (internship) program for activists.  MAAP brings motivated activists
together for seven weeks to learn the art of organizing through field-based
training with a labor or community organization. The internship integrates
political development with skills training in five major areas: Contact,
Research, Action, Fundraising, and Teamwork (CRAFT).

Qualifications:
MAAP is for people of color at least 18 years old, with an interest in
pursuing
a career as a community or labor organizer. Applicants must complete the
Community Action Training (CAT) as part of their application process prior the
MAAP session of their interest.

Dates:
Summer Session:  June 13-July 31 (application deadline-April 15, 2001) Fall
Session: September 26-November 13 (application deadline-August 15, 2001)

Application Process:
1. Answer the MAAP application questions (listed below) and submit them to
MAAP
with the $30 CAT registration fee (refunded if accepted into the MAAP program.)
2. Attend the CAT training, where you will be interviewed.
3. If accepted into the program, you1ll start your internship with a four-day
orientation training in Oakland.
4. Upon graduation, MAAP can assist you in finding an organizing position
where
you can continue to develop your skills.

Application Questions:
Answer the following questions (typed or clearly printed) and submit them to
MAAP at the address below.

1. Name, address, phone and email (current and permanent)
2. Indicate Summer or Fall session
3. Indicate which CAT session you will be attending on April 27-29, 2001:
Providence RI, Atlanta GA, Chicago IL or Oakland CA (There will be a Spanish
language CAT May 18-20 in NYC.  Attending MAAP applicants must be fluent in
English AND Spanish.)
4. School and/or organizational affiliation and position
5. Race/ethnicity and self-defined gender
6. Date of birth
7. Rate your ability - limited, intermediate, or advanced - in language(s)
other than English for: speaking, writing, spoken translation, written
translation.  Please indicate language and level for all areas.

1. What type of work do you want to pursue in the future and why?
2. Describe your current and past involvement with community,
religious/spiritual, political, social welfare, and other groups.
3. How have these activities influenced your desire to become an organizer?
4. Please describe your family/personal/life experience and how it has
influenced your views of social change and your desire to become an organizer.
5. What do you hope to gain by participating in MAAP?

Location:
Oakland, CA and field placement locations throughout the US.

Compensation:
MAAP interns receive a stipend of $200 per week stipend (before taxes) for the
6 weeks in the field, local transportation, travel from Oakland to your
placement, housing and health insurance for the duration of the program. MAAP
interns cover their round-trip transportation expenses from their city of
origin to Oakland.

Contact:
For COMPLETE INFORMATION on the MAAP and/or CAT program, or to apply/register
online visit our web site: http://www.ctwo.org. Individuals without internet
access can call the MAAP Hotline: 510.594.4046.

Mailed responses can be made to:
Irene Juaniza, MAAP Director
Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO)
1218 East 21st Street
Oakland, CA 94606
email:  training@ctwo.org
website: www.ctwo.org


About CTWO
The Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) is a national movement center
that
links organizers and activists with political education, organizing skills,
and
visions of a society based on racial, gender, and economic justice.  Our
programs recruit and train people of color as organizers, build new
multiracial
organizations in local communities, and advance political conversations
through
publications and convenings.


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