Submitted by Ethel Velez

In New York City, Movement School is piloting a local approach to building power for marginalized communities, amplifying political voice for public housing (NYCHA) residents. Reclaim is a dynamic leadership development program will equip resident leaders with the tools and resources to organize their neighbors against injustice and win the power to build an inclusive and prosperous future for families living in public housing.

Program Overview (August-October 2019)
Reclaim will run for 12 weeks from August to October 2019, and will be broken up into four phases: Movement Origins, Organizing 101, The Leader in Me, and Feet to the Fire. The first three phases will be a series of interactive training sessions followed by assignments that will form the building blocks of the organizing project each Reclaim Fellow will launch during the final phase and continue post-program. Our hybrid program will host sessions in person and online in the evenings and on the weekends.

Phase 1: Movement Origins

Phase 2: Organizing 101

Phase 3: The Leader in Me

Phase 4: Feet to the Fire