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Make an impact through community organizing! Here’s how to get started.

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Community organizing is the backbone of civic change and leadership. 

Whether you are running for office or working with families at a school site, it is crucial to understand how to build relationships and make progress toward change through organizing. We break this process down in a series of free resources and supports for members like you who want to make an impact:

1. Learn the ins & outs of effective organizing.

Communities need educators who are committed to eradicating educational inequity through organizing. The History & Impact of Organizing is a self-paced course to help you understand how organized movements have catalyzed action using different tools, strategies, and mediums.

2. Set a goal for change in your community.

Systemic change happens when people and resources get organized toward a collective goal. This becomes possible when social movements work strategically to pass policies and elect effective leaders that align with their community-shared vision for change. You can always connect with your LEE contact for thought partnership.

3. Join an Organizing Alliance near you.

Each region has their own Organizing Alliance, led by fellow LEE members. These alliances collaborate with other LEE members and local leaders to create wins for their communities and kids. Find the Organizing Alliance nearest to you!


Wherever you find yourself in the organizing process, LEE is here to help position you where you want to be. We need leaders like you – driven by your unique experiences – to work strategically to eradicate inequities and bring communities closer to their potential.