Action Academy

Are you passionate about social justice and ready to act, but don’t know where to start?  The Action Academy is a 9-week training series running from March through April that will teach a select group of Barnard College students the necessary tools to meaningfully engage in community organizing and social activism.  You will walk away from every session with a new skill like grant-writing, leading a teach-in, speech-giving, etc.  Each training session will feature hands-on learning, led by staff, students, alumnae, and other professional experts. 

The New York City Civic Engagement Program (NYCCEP) wants to give motivated student leaders like you the tools they need to make positive change and work for justice on and off our campus.  This training series is the perfect opportunity to put your thoughts into action and acquire the essential skills for making an impact in the communities that need it most.  You will walk away from the Action Academy with a “social justice toolkit” that will serve as a foundation for all your work in the future.

This 10-part series will provide space for you and your fellow students to gain skills and build community, and you will receive a certificate at the end commending your dedication to the program. Then, it’s time to start applying these skills to take action and make change! 

Get involved:

The Action Academy will launch in Spring 2018. The application will be posted in mid-Fall 2017. 

2018 Action Academy Dates:

(All sessions are on Fridays from 12pm - 3pm)
March 2
March 9
March 16
March 23
March 30
April 6
April 13
April 20
April 27