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How to Apply to the Advocacy Learning Center

Application for Class K is now open.

The deadline is May 5th and the class begins September 2014.

Advocacy Learning Center logo; colorful painting of three women holding up the worldPraxis International and Manavi, in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women, are pleased to invite advocacy programs to apply to the Advocacy Learning Center, an 18-month course created to examine the vision, identify the principles and knowledge, and practice the skills and qualities that make advocacy a powerful force in the movement to end violence against women.

Participation is by application. If your advocacy organization is enthusiastic about improving advocacy for women/survivors, we encourage you to apply.

Who is eligible
Criteria for selection
Important course events
Application
Extended placement application
Audio recording: about applying



Who is eligible
We welcome the participation of OVW-funded, independent advocacy organizations, tribal advocacy programs, and campus programs providing direct advocacy to victims of sexual assault, domestic assault, stalking, dating violence and those harmed by prostitution and trafficking, as well as OVW-funded tribal, state, territory and national coalitions and groups that play a critical role in supporting local advocacy organizations.

Application to the Advocacy Learning Center is open to grantees of all Office on Violence Against Women grant programs, e.g. Abuse in Later Life, Arrest, Campus, Consolidated Youth Program, Court Training, Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services, Disabilities, Legal Assistance, Rural, Sexual Assault Services (SASP), Tribal SASP, SASP Cultural, State Coalitions, Supervised Visitation, Technical Assistance, Transitional Housing, Tribal Coalitions, and Tribal Governments.

Applications from a limited number of non-grantee advocacy programs will also be considered.

Questions about eligibility: advocacy@praxisinternational.org or call 651-699-8000 ext. 16.



Criteria for selection
Our goal is to include a diverse representation of advocacy programs in each class. We are looking for programs that demonstrate:
  • A desire to strengthen your advocacy
  • The capacity and commitment to complete the 18-month course
  • The ability to send a team that includes both program decision-makers and front-line staff


Important course events
If applying for the next class (Class K), your team needs to be available for and hold these dates:And teams will complete evaluations after events, and provide regular updates on your team's reflection and adaptation.




Application 

Class K Application Instructions

To apply:
1) Download the application form to your computer and complete at your convenience.
2) By May 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM Central time email the following to
ashley@praxisinternational.org:
a. the completed application form,
b. a copy of your organizational chart, identifying where each team member fits within your organization,
c. a signed copy of the “Organizational and Team Member Commitment Statement” found in the application form.

Please Note: Your application will not be reviewed unless all application components are complete.

Available accommodations:
If you are a person with a disability and have a request for accommodations related to completing the application, such as doing so over the phone, please contact
advocacy@praxisinternational.org,

Questions:
Please feel free to contact Beth McNamara at
advocacy@praxisinternational.org or call 651.699.8000651.699.8000 x16.




Extended placement application
We have limited space in some classes for former or current* ALC participant organizations who may apply to send an additional team to the course. We select programs that have made significant progress in their reflection and adaptation process and want to expand the change process they've begun. *Current programs who will have graduated or be near graduation by September 2014.

Class K Extended Placement Application Instructions

To apply:
1) Download the application form to your computer and complete at your convenience.
2) By May 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM Central time email the following to
ashley@praxisinternational.org:
a. the completed application form,
b. a copy of your organizational chart, identifying where each team member fits within your organization,
c. a signed copy of the “Organizational and Team Member Commitment Statement” found in the application form.

Please Note: Your application will not be reviewed unless all application components are complete.

Available accommodations:
If you are a person with a disability and have a request for accommodations related to completing the application, such as doing so over the phone, please contact
advocacy@praxisinternational.org,

Questions:
Please feel free to contact Beth McNamara at
advocacy@praxisinternational.org or call 651.699.8000651.699.8000 x16.

Audio recording about applying

Listen to the April 14, 2014 recording about how to apply

http://www.webaloo.com