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Last modified: December 29, 2010, 10:06 PM
The mission of the Harriet Tubman Center is to be a recruitment and training center for new organizers. Over the past 18 months, Tubman has grown in numbers of interns recruited and trained (45 graduates). We have increased the sites where interns organize alongside seasoned veterans. Leadership development in a wide variety of local
institutions has led to tangible victories in school parent organizations, a youth organization, a union of homeless and low income tenants (Detroit Action Commonwealth) and several congregations. We have placed interns outside of SE Michigan in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. We hold annual retreats with graduates, and provide graduates with professional development opportunities (Spanish immersion and 3rd World organizing experience).
Tubman is on a path to become a statewide collective focused on building statewide power to change the rules in Michigan in favor of low and moderate-income people. Over the next 3-5 years, Tubman will become a firm of organizers of all levels; recruiting, training and placing organizers; creating new local organizations and helping to build the capacity of existing organizations; and creating statewide issue campaigns and coalitions of partner organizations and allies.
Tubman Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, ethnicity, party or political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or citizenship status.