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Advocates for people with low income are change agents, community organizers, and trusted champions.  Their work is broad, nuanced, and grand — and they cannot do it alone.

We believe that building the skills and capacity of advocates for low-income people will result in bigger, better, and bolder gains for people living in poverty.

The Shriver Center’s Advocacy Resources and Training program offers the specialized training and leadership development equal justice advocates need to obtain bigger, better, and bolder gains for their clients. Rooted in social justice and racial equity values, our training programs are designed to foster innovation and collaboration while building advocates' skills and capacities. And our Clearinghouse Community offers advocates a place to connect with one another and find important tools and resources to advance their work.

Training News

Shriver Center Announces Selection of 2017 Racial Justice Training Institute Fellows. Forty four equal justice advocates from around the country have been selected to participate in the Racial Justice Training Institute—a groundbreaking national leadership program that offers a transformative experience to build and fortify agents for change. Learn more.

Shriver Center names first ever Racial Justice Network Director—Kimberly Merchant! Merchant, a seasoned attorney with 20 years of experience practicing law, joins the Shriver Center to lead and provide strategic oversight of the Racial Justice Training Institute, as well as its expanding alumni network. Read more about her.

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