Community Organizing: Becoming a Change Agent

Competencies & Skill Sets


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

  • Identify ways to create 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

Skill sets

Partners will:

  • Learn how to prepare for graduation


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Kimberly Perry

Executive Director, DC Vote

Kamilah Martin-Proctor

Founder & Executive Director, Martin Multiple Sclerosis Alliance Foundation &

Council Member, National Council on Disability


Guide to Federal Disability Rights Laws

Partial List of Organizations and Resources on Community Organizing

Grassroots Campaigns & Advocacy from The Leadership Conference Education Fund

Disability Issues: Organizing Community Support from the ILRU 

Strategies for Community Organizing adapted from “Strategies for Community Organizing” by John R. Johnson

Media Advocacy Manual from the American Public Health Association (APHA)

Interacting with the Media: Handout 1 and Handout 2

Social Media Prep for Actions

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

About DC Event Spaces adapted from the Washington Peace Center

About ANCs adapted from’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions page

About DC Vote: 10 Myths about DC from DC Vote

Community Involvement 

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Long-Term Project

See Community Involvement above