Community Leadership Program
CLP equips underserved women in civic deserts across America with the skills, knowledge, resources, and relationships to become effective citizen advocates and community leaders.
AIT’s Community Leadership Program (CLP) empowers underserved women in civic deserts across America with the knowledge, resources, and relationships to identify and advocate around local issues most important to their community.
The women who go through our program become local leaders and catalysts for change in their communities.
The 2023-2024 CLP will be focused on Texas, Ohio, Arizona and South Carolina. Learn more about our recent Houston program here.
Demystify civic structure and local political systems in which women live.
Demonstrate the importance of civic participation and the many and varied ways to take action.
Deliver resources, convene strategic partners, and build relationships that inspire a lifelong commitment to action-oriented advocacy.
Civic Education Trainings: Localized workshops bring program leaders, participants, and partners together to present curriculum materials and guide skills-based learning, as well as convene and build a community cohort.
Action Alerts: In collaboration with our network of partners, AIT will distribute “action alerts” or opportunities for program participants to mobilize around issues of interest, especially those connected to gender equity and inclusion.
Tools and Resources: Program attendees will receive invitations to live webinars and access to a prerecorded series and toolkits oriented around civic engagement, community organizing, and issue education specific to their local community. Additional live webinars and organizing tools may be offered around local issues and as requested.
Office Hours: These monthly sessions run by the AIT team are designed to provide continuing education and advising to program attendees. These sessions will be for program participants to workshop their civic engagement ideas and structured briefings that feature exclusive content delivered by AIT leadership, community partners, and occasional special guests.
CLP State Programs
We partner with local community organizations to support their clients and members while strengthening their internal capacity to drive policy change.
Our community partners receive free civic leadership resources and opportunities, inclusion in our regional networks, and access to AIT staff to support the organization’s civic leadership and advocacy goals.
In 2023 and 2024 the CLP will focus on the states of Arizona, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas.