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Advocates for people with low income are change agents, community organizers, and trusted champions.  Their work is broad, nuanced, and grand — and they cannot do it alone.

We believe that building the skills and capacity of advocates for low-income people will result in bigger, better, and bolder gains for people living in poverty.

The Shriver Center’s Advocate Resources and Training program offers the specialized training and leadership development equal justice advocates need to obtain bigger, better, and bolder gains for their clients. Rooted in social justice and racial equity values, our training programs are designed to foster innovation and collaboration while building advocates' skills and capacities. And our Clearinghouse Community offers advocates a place to connect with one another and find important tools and resources to advance their work.

Training News

New Group of Fellows Joins National Network Working to Advance Race Equity
As our country continues to grapple with persistent poverty and our long-standing legacy of structural racism and discrimination, we’re excited to announce that the fifth cohort of Racial Justice Training Institute Fellows has graduated. These 42 Fellows, all staff members at Legal Services NYC, were part of a pilot program designed to equip an entire organization to more effectively address racial injustice as the stakes of state and local advocacy continue to grow. Following five months of online and in-person intensive training, they now join a national network of more than 200 advocates committed to advancing a coordinated racial justice advocacy agenda. In late June, members of all five cohorts will gather to explore ongoing advocacy and new opportunities to dismantle structural racism and advance race equity.

Sharpen Your Advocacy Skills in 2018
As the stakes of anti-poverty and racial justice advocacy continue to grow, we’re happy to share our current course offerings for 2018. Bolster your supervisory, leadership, and conflict management skills. In addition to our public courses, we also contract with legal aid and civil rights organizations to offer private, customized trainingsNote: Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits available upon completion of each course.

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