It’s been an amazing first day of the Summer Organizer Program. From Nevada to Illinois, South Carolina to Ohio, over 1,500 new summer organizers have started learning the skills they need to make a difference in their communities.
Some of the thoughts and takeaways we heard after the first day of training:
"People don't realize how powerful they can be organizing."
—Summer organizer in Nevada
"I sold everything I own to afford to get here for this.”
—Summer organizer in Washington
"Organizing is about adapting to the needs of the community, not the other way around."
—Summer organizer in Indiana
We’ll be keeping you up to date with day two of the summer organizer training tomorrow—and don’t forget that you can see all the latest news by following the hashtag #SumOrg11 on Twitter.