Social Justice Leadership runs several distinct programs designed to support social justice leaders and organizations to use Transformative Organizing to increase the impact of their local work and to build a more effective movement. These programs are grounded in SJL's 5 Core Practices and tailored to the needs of the specific sectors, geographic areas, and organizations we work with. Current programs include:
New York Transformative Organizing Initiative (NY TOI): Focused on leadership development and building stronger social justice infrastructure in New York City, the NY TOI is SJL's most extensive program with specific training levels for staff and leaders based on the unique roles they play in their organizations.
Florida Transformative Organizing Initiative (FL TOI): The Florida TOI is designed to increase the effectiveness and impact of individuals, organizations and alliances in Florida through a collaboration with the Florida New Majority.
National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) Sol Initiative: Through a collaboration with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Generative Somatics, SJL is implementing a long-term Leadership Development Training that will support participants from existing and emerging organizations within the NDWA to learn and apply the Transformative Organizing model.
BOLD -- Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity: BOLD is a national training program developed through a collaboration with the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) to help rebuild Black (African-American, Caribbean, African, Afro-Latino) social justice infrastructure and leadership in local communities and within the broader social justice movement.
Racial Justice Action Center (RJAC): RJAC is a vibrant, multiracial organizing and training institute working to build the grassroots leadership and power of communities of color, and low income communities in order to fight for - and win - political and social transformation in Georgia, the South, and beyond.
Transformative Leadership Program - Special Cohort for Funders and Donors: Aimed at bringing transformative practices and skills to the progressive philanthropic sector, the Transformative Leadership Program for Funders and Donors is designed to help the philanthropic community develop and deepen relationships of trust and to envision and practice more coordinated philanthropic work.
A brief overview of SJL's past programs including the Leadership Semesters, the New Orleans Transformative Leadership Program, the Jobs with Justice National Leadership Program, the Immigrant Advocacy Fellowship, COIN, and Activate! is available here.