TOLA Organizing Academy’s mission is to train individuals and organizations in the fundamental skills of community organizing and civic engagement.
The Organizing & Leadership Academy (TOLA) is a rigorous “hands-on” training program for individuals interested and motivated to pursue a career in organizing. The TOLA program is demanding and effective.
TOLA Fellows participate in classroom instruction, do significant reading and reflective writing, and are challenged by experienced organizers, community leaders and elected officials. Most importantly, Fellows work on real organizing projects developing the discipline and skills necessary to become effective organizers.
Learning to organize is a lifelong process – and to learn you need to be hands-on in the real world, working on real problems.
– Larry Tramutola, Community Organizer and TOLA Founder.