Community Organizing: Becoming a Change Agent

Competencies & Skill Sets


In this eighth session of DC Advocacy Partners, participants will:

  • Identify ways to begin and sustain grassroots level organizing around specific issues
  • Identify existing groups/organizations who could benefit from working with you/you working with them
  • Recognize the issues that exist in local organizing efforts in DC
  • Understand the importance of thanking your advocacy networks

Skill sets

Partners will:

  • Learn to use the media to effectively promote their issues
  • Write an effective thank you note


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Matthew Frumin

Chair, Advisory Neighborhood Commission, ANC3E

Liane Scott

Founder, Grassroots DC

Kamilah Martin-Proctor

Founder & Executive Director, Martin Multiple Sclerosis Alliance Foundation &

Co-Chair, National Council on Disability


Partial List of Community Organizing Resources

Disability Issues: Organizing Community Support

About Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs)

Media Advocacy Manual from the American Public Health Association

Case Study on Social Media on Disability Rights Issues: Amplifying Your Voice by Lydia Brown

Media Workshop Handout & Interacting with the Media Handout from the Washington Peace Center 

Social Media Prep for Actions

Community Organizing Overview

Free & Affordable Event Space for Action

DC Vote: 10 Myths about the District of Columbia

Community Involvement

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Long-Term Project

See Community Involvement above