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Change Corps Overview

Denver, CO
1 to 50 employees
2013
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
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Change Corps is a paid, one-year full-immersion training program in grassroots organizing. When Change Corps organizers complete their training, they’ll know how to organize people to get change unstuck on the issues they’re passionate about. Organizers ... Read more

Mission: Our generation is calling for, and yearning for, change. And yet … change is stuck on so many of the issues that our generation cares about. That’s where Change Corps comes in. Together, we're building a movement with a wave of new ... Read more

Change Corps Reviews

  • "Great training, networking, and a wonderful team- Organizer"

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    Current Employee - Organizer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Organizer in Denver, CO
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    I have been working at Change Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As 2016 alumni, I wholly believe the time I spent working at Change Corps are the building blocks for my career in organizing and political action. The three steps of the program include training, campaign work, finished with lifelong job referrals for Change Corps graduates. Through working in this model, you start with learning and you finish with doing. And you're working on some of the most important and urgent issues. During my time I worked to pressure corporations to adopt better enviro policies, save the ACA, fight against the global gag rule, protect Planned Parenthood, and register people to vote in communities of color.

    My cohort are some of the best people I know, to this day. They're all doing awesome things after graduation, all across the country. From environmental advocacy to election work, or working in education reform.

    Cons

    While it's not really a "con" to the organization, there are reasons why working for Change Corps isn't right for everyone. And they're upfront about it. They work as a partnership, not a democracy, meaning they prioritize input from people who have the most experience. They pride themselves on being thrifty (you share hotel rooms, sometimes beds). And organizing is inherently hard work, especially in the response style organizing Change Corps does.

    But if you are committed to making change happen, Change Corps is the best place to start as an entry level organizer. Learn a lot, make great friends, do good work. Then after a year, you'll pretty much graduate with three years of organizing experience.

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Change Corps Photos

Change Corps photo of: The Change Corps inaugural class of 2015 puts their hands in for a cheer before departing for their first round of field campaigns on the last day of introductory training in August 2014
Change Corps photo of: Arshad Hasan, Change Corps board member and executive director of ProgresNow, speaks at Change Corps training in August 2014
Change Corps photo of: Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, speaks at Change Corps inaugural training in August 2014
Change Corps photo of: Change Corps organizers practice skills during August Training 2014
Change Corps photo of: Change Corps Assistant Organizing Director Hannah Adams speaks at the inaugural Change Corps organizer training in August 2014
Change Corps photo of: Change Corps Assistant Organizing Director Manny Rin speaks at the inaugural Change Corps organizer training in August 2014
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Change Corps Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Change Corps.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview/informational session that was about 30 minutes before being sent on to the next round (essay questions). I was not able to accept the position in the end because of personal reasons.

    Interview Questions

    • Organizing requires long hours and intense mental energy. Describe a time you've worked in a similar environment or why you think you would thrive in this environment.   Answer Question
    • Have you ever organized a large event and been responsible for getting many people there? Explain.   Answer Question
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