Community Organizing Institute - A Program of Organizing for Action
The Community Organizing Institute (COI) provides a platform for exchanging ideas and promoting discourse on the issues we care about. We partner with progressive groups and organizations to educate, engage, and collaborate.
Building upon the rich history of community organizing in Chicago, the COI is a place to share stories, best practices, and innovations in order to build our community and empower individuals in the fight for change. It is a shared space for organizers, policy makers, advocates, and change-agents to come together for workshops, panel discussions, presentations, trainings, film screenings, and social gatherings—building a strong foundation for partnerships.
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The COI has hosted extraordinary guests, such as U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Tina Tchen, chief of staff to the First Lady and executive director for the White House Council on Women and Girls, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Emmy-winning producer David Gelber, the Honorable Abner Mikva, and Ai-Jen Poo, visionary organizer of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations.