Enacting systemic change takes more than any one organization–it takes a movement. This means that even while individual organizations work with their particular constituents towards unique missions and goals, a concerted effort must be made across organizations to shape and advance a broader, common agenda. This is the work of movement building.

Foundational to SCOPE’s work in, for, and with South L.A. is the belief that change happens when organizations are driven by a spirit of collaboration, sharing and co-creating analyses, visions, strategies, tactics. That’s why SCOPE facilitates trainings on the frameworks, tools, and skills we’ve found to be helpful to organizing and creating grassroots power. All this to cultivate the collective capacity of progressive organizations as we continue together to build a social justice movement.

Past Clients Include:

Organizations

  • Advancement Project
  • UCLA Labor Center
  • UCLA Labor Center – Dream Summer
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Vision y Compromiso
  • Promesa Boyle Heights
  • Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
  • Starting Over, Inc. Transitional Housing
  • St. John’s Well Child and Family Center
  • KidWorks OC

Legislative Staff

  • SCOPE has facilitated strategy development for progressive policy with federal and local legislators and their staff

Class Sessions at Educational Institutions

  • University of Southern California Master of Public Health Program
  • Loyola Marymount University Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Alliances & Networks

  • Los Angeles Coalition Against Wage Theft
  • Michigan Oral Health Coalition
  • Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
  • Latino Coalition for Healthy California
  • American Muslim Civic Leadership Conference
  • One Voice Louisiana
  • Progressive Jewish Alliance

Unions

  • California Faculty Association
  • United Teachers Los Angeles

Foundations

  • California Community Foundation
  • DentaQuest Foundation
  • First 5 LA
  • Groundswell Fund
  • The California Endowment – Building Healthy Communities
  • Hill-Snowdon Foundation
  • Women’s Foundation of California
Organizing Training

Organizing Training

Organizing that builds a committed, politically conscious grassroots base is both an art and a science. The Community Organizing Training Series highlights the model practices and key skills carefully honed by SCOPE organizers, from writing effective outreach scripts to conducting both qualitative and quantitative evaluations.

  • Introduction to Community Organizing – 3-hour session
  • Effective Outreach Strategies & Tactics – 3-hour session
  • Leadership Development – 2-hour session
Power Analysis

Power Analysis

The Power Analysis Tool is a visual and interactive tool that is used to map and understand power relationships in the communities where we live or places where we work. Who has power? How and for what do they use it? What do unequal power relationships have to do with the problems we face? By investigating these issues through the Power Analysis Tool, organizations can further develop strategies and tactics for winning campaigns and building long-term grassroots power.

  • Introduction to Power Analysis Half-day – 3-hour session
  • Introduction to Power Analysis Full-day – 6-hour session
  • Developing a Power Analysis – 1-2 month process ending with a full-day strategy session
Voter Engagement for Non-profit Organizations

Voter Engagement for Non-profit Organizations

How can voter engagement and community organizing work together to build grassroots power both at and beyond the ballot box? In this training series, participants will learn the nuts and bolts of how SCOPE runs voter engagement campaigns that are strategic, targeted, and integrated with base building.

  •         Introduction to Integrated Voter Engagement – 3-hour session
  •         Building Power through Voter Engagement – 2.5 days
Work and Time Management

Work and Time Management

With the many moving parts that come with campaigns, it’s all the more important for organizations to have effective planning and time management systems and practices. This 3 hour training introduces how tools such as the 80/20 rule and time management matrix can be used strategically to prioritize tasks, stay on track, and meet objectives.

For requests, please contact Felix Huang, Training Associate, at 323-789-7920 ext 115 or fhuang@scopela.org.