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Resilient Futures

2024 Peer Learning Lab:

February- June 2024

Applications Due: Dec 15, by 11:59pm ET


At the Organizing Center, we believe that we need to focus on strengthening resilience amongst base-building organizers and directors at movement organizations if we want to sustain long-term strategies towards freedom. Resilient Futures is a free 5 month peer-learning program that supports Black, Brown and Asian base-building organizers and their directors to explore culture, agency, connection, emotional resilience, organizational change tools, and leadership roles for building resilient futures in our organizations and movements. 


There will be no more than 6 organizations for the 2024 cohort. Participants will meet for virtual workshops and one in-person retreat on the following dates and times:

  • Workshop - Tuesday, Feb 13th, 2024, 1:00pm- 5:00pm ET

  • Workshop - Tuesday, Mar 12th, 2024, 1:00pm- 5:00pm ET

  • Retreat - April 8th-12th, 2024  (Monday evening - Friday afternoon)

  • Workshop - Tuesday, May, 14th, 2024, 1:00pm- 5:00pm ET

  • Workshop - Tuesday, June 11th, 2024, 1:00pm- 5:00pm ET



Participants will:

  • Build relationships with other organizers and directors

  • Develop resilience skills

  • Sharpen understanding of organizational purpose and culture

  • Address challenges in leadership and org culture

  • Share, learn and develop tools for and intervention

  • Create plans to enhance cultures of resilience, across roles

  • Celebrate what is and can be made possible in resilient organizational cultures


Who is this program for?

  • Base-building organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and D.C.)

  • 1 Director and 2 organizers from the same base-building organization who are willing to complete the program.

  • Passionate about organizing for social justice and currently working as an organizer or director who:

    • ​Has at least 2 years of organizing/directing experience

    • Desires to build relationships with and learn from other organizers across issue areas

    • Values personal and group accountability

    • Is open to sharing your experiences as an organizer/director

    • Is able to work with individuals from diverse races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations

    • Is able to attend 3 out of 4 workshops and the full retreat


This program is not meant for organizations that are actively in mediation or navigating legal challenges.


We strongly encourage Black, Brown and Asian organizers and directors to apply. For more information on how to approach the application process, please see the opening of our application. 


Applications Due: December 15th at 11:59pm et


After applications have been reviewed, qualifying candidates will be informed of next steps by December 20th. Applicants will be notified about their acceptance to the cohort no later than January 5, 2024. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the program director at

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