CCH to convene our second Advocacy Cohort

Are you concerned about the growing issue of homelessness in Chicago? Interested in developing new skills and making an impact to address homelessness head on? Looking to connect with like-minded individuals and get valuable field experience?

The CCH organizing department will convene a Spring Advocacy Cohort, which aims to build power that will lead to real, systems change. By participating in this cohort, you will have the opportunity to learn core principles of community organizing, network with other social justice advocates, and better understand how to implement tools to shift power and make policy change. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

“Participating in the [advocacy] cohort helped me to build connections that simply will make me a better advocate,” said Alexandra Galván, a member of our inaugural cohort last fall. “Because of the cohort, I was able to build a community of people to organize around the fair tax, making it a lot easier to get both myself, and others, involved,”

Requirements to Participate:
Due to COVID-19, all meetings and activities will be done virtually.

  • Access to a smart phone and/or computer
  • Commit to volunteer 2-5 hours a week from April 7 – June 16
  • Participate in 6 bi-weekly cohort meetings on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m. (meetings will be on Zoom, creating an account is free)
    • April 7
    • April 21
    • May 5
    • May 19
    • June 2
    • June 16

If you are interested in joining this cohort, please register at here.

There is no cost to participate. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to secure a spot.

Please contact Nick Jefferson at if you have any questions.

Download a flyer here.