Spring 2024 Cohort March 5, 2024!

In 2021, the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College (CLSJ) launched an eleven-week Civic Engagement virtual course called Advocacy Academy. This program trained participants on how they could be the change they want to see in their communities. Targeted to Black New Yorkers aged 18 and up, the course covered a number of key areas for activists in the making including: issue organizing, roles and duties of elected officials and government agencies, techniques and strategies for influencing policy, funding support memos and more.

This course is specifically designed to meet the particular advocacy needs of Black New Yorkers in communities of African descent and the disenfranchised who believe they can make a difference (but they just don’t know how to do so yet).

Led by the esteemed Celeste Morris, CEO of MorrisAllsop Public Affairs Inc., a dynamic communicator with extensive leadership experience in government and business, this program is a MUST for anyone interested in making real changes in their communities.


Students in the Fall 2021 Cohort applaud after a classmate’s service project presentation.

Registration Link:

Registration is closed. The Spring 2024 cohort schedule is as follows.

Class runs virtually from 6:00PM to 8:30PM ET on the following dates:

Session 1: Tuesday March 5, 2024, 6pm – 8:30pm

Session 2: Tuesday March 12, 2024, 6pm – 8:30pm

Session 3: Tuesday March 19, 2024, 6pm – 8:30pm

Session 4: Tuesday March 26, 2024, 6pm – 8:30pm

Session 5: Saturday April 2, 2024, 6pm – 8:30pm

Session 6: Tuesday April 9, 2024, 6pm – 8:30pm

Session 7: Tuesday April 16, 2024, 6pm – 8:30pm

Session 8: Tuesday April 23, 2024, 6pm – 8:30pm

Session 9: Tuesday April 30, 2024, 6pm – 8:30pm

Session 10: Tuesday May 7, 2024, 6pm – 8:30pm

Session 11: Tuesday May 14, 2024, 6pm – 8:30pm

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