Change Corps organizers spend the year working on three to five campaigns across the country, on issues from gun violence to women’s health.
When your training is complete, you’re ready for a social change job with real responsibility, and we’ll help place you into leading organizations and campaigns.
With Change Corps, you learn to plan and run campaigns, organize citizen meetings, build coalitions, hold press conferences, and more.
Why we have to organize
If we want positive change in America, we have to organize it.
Depending on the issue, we might have to overcome the gun lobby, or anti-birth control extremists, or a dysfunctional Congress. Whoever is standing in the way, winning means making a smarter case for change, organizing more strategically for it, and working harder for it.
That’s why this isn’t an afternoon webinar or a weekend retreat or an unpaid internship. It’s a paid, one-year, full-immersion program in grassroots organizing. When you finish, you’ll join a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come.
Our leaders and trainers
Change Corps was founded by Douglas Phelps and David Rossini, as well as alumni of The Public Interest Network.
David has served as organizing director of Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing, and as national canvass director for Fair Share, which organizes grassroots action for an economy that works for all Americans. Doug is the president and executive director of The Public Interest Network. Over three decades, he has conceived and launched a number of organizations and projects, including the Fund for the Public Interest, U.S. PIRG and Green Corps.