The innovative 18-month Advocacy Learning Center course gives advocates, advocacy program managers and coalition staff a rare chance to come together for self-reflection, inspiration and an opportunity to re-think approaches to individual, institutional and community advocacy. Thank you for considering joining us!


Application is due by Monday, March 18, 2019 by 5:00 PM Central time


Your program is eligible to apply if you are a community-based advocacy organization, a tribal advocacy program, a campus program, or a transitional housing organization, providing direct advocacy to women/survivors and funded by the federal Office on Violence Against Women. We also welcome the participation of OVW-funded tribal, state, territory and national coalitions and groups that play a critical role in supporting advocacy programs to end violence against women. Limited space is available for non-OVW funded programs.

 Additional eligibility criteria:
  • Your program has the capacity to complete the following 18-month course requirements:
    • Introductory webinar/audio conference sessions on June 25 & 27, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 PM Central time,
    • 10 days of intensive in-person training
      • A four-day in-person advocacy immersion event on July 9-12 2019,
      • A three-day in-person institute on December 10-12, 2019,
      • A three-day in-person training on May 5-7, 2020,
    • Monthly support and critical thinking webinar sessions
    • Quarterly keynote lectures from thinkers, practitioners, researchers, writers and activists
    • Independent study course
    • 1 virtual site visit to an innovative program working for social change/social justice
    • A graduation webinar on October 27, 2020 from 2:00-3:00 PM Central time, to celebrate the completion of your coursework,
  • Your program and team members are committed to reflecting on and strengthening how you and your organization does advocacy.
  • Your proposed team includes a frontline advocate/crisis counselor and a manager/executive director.

For more detail, see What is Required 


Class S Application Instructions
Accessible, on-line application 

Application is due by Monday, March 18, 2019 by 5:00 PM Central time. We anticipate notifying applicants of their selection status by the end of April 2019. Email with questions.

 Extended Placement Applicants:

For those organizations/programs that have previously involved in the ALC there is a separate section near the end of the application that you are also required to complete.


We value making the Advocacy Learning Center accessible to all participants and will strive to ensure that our training events and other course components are as accessible as possible. If you have any other accommodation request that would assist you in completing this application, please contact

Word version application*

*Please note: if submitting application via Word, email the completed document in place of the on-line application to the address above by Monday, March 18, 2019 by 5:00 PM Central time. 

 Application Informational Webinar:

February 7, 2019 webinar recording