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OFA's 2017 summer fellowships just kicked off in more than 20 states across the country, from Pennsylvania to Oregon—bringing hundreds of new organizers together to create change in their communities.

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  • OFA welcomes more than 650 new fellows

    We're not just organizing for right now—we're building this movement for the fights to come. These brand new OFA fellows are in it for the long run.

    Over the last two weekends of trainings, more than 650 inspiring change-makers have officially joined the OFA Fellowship. Those are 650 people, sprinkled throughout the country, who aren't just talking about what needs changing—they're gearing up and getting trained to actually do something about it. See what these passionate organizers are up to.

  • Defending Obamacare: Two months in

    OFA organizers, trainers, and volunteers had a busy February as they work to channel the passion and energy across the country to save Obamacare from repeal and dismantlement.

    February flew by in a flurry of action, training, and new engagement in order to defend Obamacare from repeal and dismantlement by opponents in Congress. Check out the latest wrap-up of what OFA organizers, trainers, and volunteers have been up to as they work to save the law that's helping tens of millions of Americans.

  • Welcome to OFA's newest mentors!

    New OFA fellows managers and campus coaches from across the country met up recently in Chicago for a "coaches huddle," where they leaned on each other to prep for a spring full of training new organizers.

    Last weekend, 46 leaders from 24 states—passionate volunteers that have stepped up to manage Community Engagement Fellowship participants and mentor students in OFA's Campus Academy—huddled together in Chicago to get trained on the tools and best practices they'll need to make their programs a success.

  • It's adding up

    Here's how OFA volunteers are moving the needle on the fight to protect Obamacare. (And this is just from January. More to come.)

    From phonebanks and letters-to-the-editor writing parties to media events and marches, OFA volunteers are taking action in all kinds of ways to defend the progress of Obamacare. Take a look at how they're organizing and mobilizing to meet the moment—not just in the short term, but for as long as necessary to protect access to affordable, quality coverage for millions of Americans.

  • OFA campus organizers are building the future of organizing

    The latest Campus Organizing Summit in Miami just wrapped up. Check out the highlights from an incredible weekend of training, learning, and organizing!

    OFA is committed to training the next generation of organizers and community leaders. Students, in particular, play a crucial role in pushing for progressive change and moving our country forward.OFA recently hosted its second campus organizing summit to do just that. An incredible group of 27 campus leaders from 19 different campuses across 11 states joined together in Miami, FL, to learn from each other and improve their organizing skills.

  • Organizer Spotlight: Alejandro

    Organizer Spotlight: Alejandro

    No sleeping in for this college senior. He's too busy organizing for change.

    Not all college experiences are created equal. I honestly thought I was pretty involved as an undergrad, having been a member of the debate team and a volunteer at a local hospital. But when I look back at my own experience and compare it to some of the things OFA campus organizers are doing around the country, I'm blown away.

    Meet Alejandro, for example ...

  • OFA summer fellows take the reins

    Fresh off of a six-week fellowship program, a whole new set of graduates put their new organizing skills to the test in community engagement events across the country. Check out some of the inspiring highlights.

    Building a movement for change isn't easy—that's why these new graduates of the OFA Summer Fellowship spent six weeks training to become better organizers. Fellows from different backgrounds—and from regions all around the country—put their new skills to use, organizing local community engagement events around the issues that matter to them. Check out some of the highlights.

  • 77 leaders. 22 states. One mission.

    Volunteer leaders from all over the country came together to learn from organizing experts and plan for the year ahead.

    Every year, OFA's top volunteers from around the country gather in Chicago at the annual Volunteer Leadership Summit to share their experiences from the previous year and apply the things they've learned to their plans for the year ahead.

    Kicking off OFA's 2016 training calendar, 77 passionate volunteer leaders from 22 states joined together to learn from each other and some of the top organizing experts.

    Check out what happened at the summit and find out more about the power of training.

  • Volunteers join together to lead on climate change

    As the international community gathered in Paris to address climate change, local climate change organizers from around the country met in Colorado to do their part.

    Organizing doesn't stop when an issue becomes part of the the national (or international) dialogue. Local groups continue to play a critical role in building momentum on tackling climate change.

  • The next generation of field managers

    Twenty-six fellows are ready to pursue leadership positions in field management across the progressive movement.

    The progressive movement needs skilled organizers on the front-lines. See how OFA's Field Management Professional Fellowship is equipping the next generation of organizers with the skills and tools they need to run effective organizing programs.

  • OFA's Organizing Director Summit

    Earlier this month, OFA hosted its first-ever Organizing Director Summit, bringing together people from around the country for a day of dialogue and training.

    Grassroots organizations build winning campaigns by empowering supporters on the ground—the work of organizing directors. Check out how some of them came together at the summit to learn from each other and increase the impact of their work.

  • Organizer, Fellow, Champion

    Recently honored at the White House as a Champion of Change, Diali says the OFA Professional Fellowship is “not like other trainings”

    Diali recently finished an OFA Digital Professional Fellowship – and was just named a White House Champion of Change.

  • Training the next generation of digital leaders

    The first of four tracks of the OFA Professional Fellowship has come to an end. Get the inside scoop on the journey—and what comes next

    The OFA Professional Fellowship is a training and educational program that seeks to cultivate high quality talent by developing the skills of mid- and senior-level staff throughout the progressive movement—and it just wrapped up the inaugural track.

    Check out the first graduating class, who focused on improving their digital organizing skills.

  • Changing the conversation on climate

    You don’t have to be a policy expert to make a difference. OFA volunteers are learning to make an impact in their own communities.

    You don’t have to be a decision maker to make a difference.

    You don’t have to be a policy expert to take action.

    The 2015 OFA Climate Leaders Summit demonstrated that climate change is an issue for everyone. This isn’t an exclusive club; everyone can contribute in a unique and deliberate way.

    And that's true for any issue. You can start learning how to organize at any age and any skill level.