ServeNext.org Blog

Field Corps applications now up!

Posted by Zach Maurin on May 10, 2010

Today, ServeNext is proud to announce that we are rolling out applications for our Field Corps Community Organizing program – the inaugural year of our new program that will recruit, train, and support an annual cohort of organizers.  These organizers will harness the power of grassroots action to advance service, AmeriCorps, and social innovation in their communities.

In June of 2010 we will select 10 exceptional people for the inaugural year of the program.  Traditional organizing experience isn’t required, but we are looking for people who are active in their communities and plan to remain there.  Field Corps is a six month program, running from August to January, and requires a commitment of 10 hours/week.  Field Corps organizers will receive extensive training in organizing grassroots campaigns, communication and social media, legislative advocacy, strategic planning and more.

Our search is nationwide as we look for the 10 best people to build and lead local grassroots networks and weigh that against various strategic opportunities in different areas. More details about the program is at servenext.org/fieldcorps and the application is at servenext.org/field_corps/application (last day to apply is June 15).

In ServeNext’s three year history, this is our most ambitious effort yet.  Help us by spreading the word – click here to Tweet it and here to share on Facebook.  Our vision is to build networks that will be permanent, vibrant constituencies that will form a powerful grassroots voice.  We are excited to get the first year going to help build this momentous period for service and social innovation into long-term public and political will.  We believe that this grassroots organizing is a critical component.

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