Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice Available to UVa Students and Alums!

  • St. Paul's Memorial Church 1700 University Ave. Charlottesville, Va

Josh Scott, UVA '12 and community organizer with The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center, will be hosting an information session on Sunday, November 17 at 3pm at St. Paul's Memorial Church (across from the rotunda) to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with individuals interested in empowering communities and working for social change.

RSVP to hannah@thedartcenter.org with your name, phone #, and graduation date (actual or expected).

DART is now accepting applications for the 2014 DART Organizers Institute, the paid training and career placement program for individuals interested in launching a career in community organizing. The DART Center has built coalitions throughout the country that have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:

* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Job Training
* Drugs and Violence
* Criminal Recidivism
* Living Wage
* Neighborhood Revitalization
* Predatory Lending
* Affordable Housing, etc.

The DART Organizers Institute combines a classroom orientation with infield training at a local grassroots organization.  Organizers are provided with a cost of living stipend and travel. Graduates of the Organizers Institute are placed into permanent full-time, salaried positions earning $34,000/year + benefits.

The DART Organizers Institute will begin June 16, 2014.  Training locations and permanent placements sites include cities in Ohio, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida.