Organizing Institute

Preparing the next generation of community leaders

The Jolt Organizing Institute is preparing the next generation of community leaders and activists in Texas. Through the development of core organizing skills and political education, participants will gain access to tools to build a movement of engaged Latinx voters and shift the political landscape of Texas for a more just democracy that serves all Texans.

The Fundamentals of Organizing

Participants will learn the skills they need to launch and manage a grassroots organizing campaign. Spring 2018 classes will begin on April 4, 2018 and will be held in Garland and Austin. Click here to apply. Applications are due March 26, 2018.


4/4/18 – Who We Are: Latinos in the U.S.

4/11/18 – Power and the legacy of Latino Social Movements in the U.S.

4/18/18 – The secret sauce to organizing & building power

4/25/18 – Digital Organizing: Strategies and best practices

5/2/18 – Direct Action: From protest to performance, mobilizing to win on the issues

5/9/18 – Stacking the Deck: GOTV and democracy in Texas

5/16/18 – Graduation celebration

Program Commitments

Participants should have a personal commitment to social justice and be able to attend weekly classes on Wednesday nights from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Application Process

Enrollment in the Jolt Organizing Institute is free. Spring 2018 classes will be held in Dallas and Austin. Applications are due March 26, 2018. Click here to apply.
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