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.
During this intensive fellowship, TOLA Fellows participate in classroom instruction, do significant reading and reflective writing, and are challenged weekly by experienced organizers, community leaders, elected officials, and business leaders. Most importantly, by working on real organizing projects, Fellows develop the fundamental skills and discipline necessary to become effective organizers.
Learning to organize is a life long 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.