Movement School is building the next generation of organizers.



Movement School is a project of Organize for Justice, a 501(c)(4) social welfare advocacy organization and the sister organization of Justice Democrats. Movement School began as an organic initiative among volunteers on the Ocasio-Cortez campaign to learn and connect. In 2018 we ran a short series of best practice trainings that helped support thirteen campaigns in New York and around the country. This growing community of incredible, passionate supporters and partners laid the groundwork for Movement School’s ambitious plans in 2019 and 2020.


Our mission is to cultivate leaders and organizers to fight on behalf of their working class communities by providing tools and resources to advocate for justice, achieve innovative, locally-driven solutions to key issues, and mobilize grassroots engagement in the democratic process.


These trainings will be developed in partnership with local groups to help achieve local power, and will be open to all in person and via livestream.


The Campaign Fellows program is an innovative national model for professional development of high-level campaign staff. Organizers will apply in cohorts, participate in a 10-week intensive campaign simulation structured around trainings and teamwork, and receive extensive evaluation and peer mentorship both during the program and after graduation. Graduates will be connected to jobs on budding grassroots campaigns, as well as have the opportunity to apply for mini-grants to continue their vital organizing work locally.


By working at both the local and national levels, Movement School will be able to reach a broad progressive audience with key lessons while also incubating cohorts of highly skilled professionals to lead grassroots political campaigns across the country.



Ilona Duverge   Co-founder

Ilona Duverge


Alexandra Rojas   Board Member

Alexandra Rojas

Board Member

Gabriel Tobias   Co-founder

Gabriel Tobias