Slide trainings, tools and consulting to social justice organizations
We provide Changing policy changes lives. so that more New Yorkers can organize effectively to change the policies
that impact them.
The New Yorkers who are most affected by injustice have little say in our
state and local policies.

At the Advocacy Institute (AI), we provide trainings, consulting and tools to organizations throughout New York State so that more communities can build the skills and power they need to change the policies that impact them.

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AI Summer Session

The Advocacy Institute is holding our first ever summer fundraising party – the Summer Session! Join us on Wednesday, June 29 at 6pm at the Bowery Beer Garden for what will be a fun night of food, drinks, music, and reflection. We’ll be celebrating the hard work done by New York’s social justice movement during this year’s legislative session and raising money for the Advocacy Institute’s efforts to support advocates and organizers in New York City and State.

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Understand local and state government structures, timelines, and power dynamics.

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