August marked “graduation” for a special group of people working to make change in neighborhoods all across Madison. Cohort 1 of the Neighborhood Organizing Institute spent nearly a year together learning and applying fundamental principles and practices of community organizing while expanding social/professional networks, supporting one another, and building strength to build a better world.

The Neighborhood Organizing Institute is offered in partnership with Goodman Community Center with funding from the City of Madison.

Big thanks to all who took a leap of faith to make Cohort 1 a reality — and to everyone who’s already signed up for Cohort 2 starting this fall.

Madison is stronger for your willingness to embrace leadership!