Now Enrolling Fall 2023

Block Captains Boot Camp Program

The Block Captains Boot Camp is a leadership program, designed to give residents the knowledge and skills to organize in their community around issues that are important to them. Boot Camp takes place weekly, in a three hour classroom session over a twelve (12) week period. Participants will also need to earn additional hours of volunteer service in order to successfully complete the Block Captains Boot Camp. In the summer of 2023 we will conduct a daily five (5) week all-day session designed specifically for candidate 18 to 24 years of age.

In October 2023 a Fall Cohort will begin on Thursday, October 12. Leadership Academy will continue every Thursday for the ongoing twelve (12) weeks  for three hours starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm. In observance of holidays, Leadership Academy will meet on Tuesday the week of November 20-24 and class will not meet the week of December 25–29.

Completing the Program

Upon completion of the 12-week session, graduates will be eligible to apply for a mini-grant to implement a community supported project for positive change in their neighborhood or gain additional training to further a career in their issue choice. In addition to grounding participants in power dynamics, The Block Captains Boot Camp will build tangible organizing skills that will allow Block Captains to complete task identified on the one pager.

Terms & Compensation

Applications are due by September 30, 2023 and to be enrolled you must complete an interview. Call or text 410-858-3788 or email if you have any questions!