Training for Change

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Training for Change

"Since 1992 Training for Change has been committed to increasing capacity around the world for activist training. When we say activist training, we mean training that helps groups stand up more effectively for justice, peace and the environment. We deliver skills directly that people working for social change can use in their daily work." [1]

Training for Change has written training curriculum called Opening Space for Democracy for the Nonviolent Peaceforce and Before You Enlist and After You Say No for the American Friends Service Committee, on third-party nonviolent intervention and counter-recruitment, respectively. Its major work, however, has been training activist trainers worldwide, including extensive work in the US, Canada, and Thailand.


  • "Beloved in Philadelphia, the Critical Path Project provides free internet access to thousands of people living with HIV and hosts over a hundred AIDS-related web sites, as well as our own. Founder Kiyoshi Kuromiya showed a whole generation of AIDS activists that the internet can be a tool for information, empowerment and organizing; he died May 10, 2000, of complications from the disease.
  • Friend's Center houses Training for Change along with dozens of other peace and justice organizations. Renovations to Friend's Center will make our office building more environmentally sustainable. If they achieve their full level of their plans, they'll be the first existing building in the world to implement the level of green features they intend to use. Check out their website for more." [2]


Accessed August 2007: [3]

Training Associates

  • Matt Guynn - Program Associate for Peace Witness and Conflict Transformation of On Earth Peace (national Church of the Brethren peace agency)
  • Daniel Hunter - Youth activist, African American with 8 years training experience on five continents.
  • Judith C. Jones - Political science professor,
  • Karen Ridd - College professor, peace activist, European Canadian.
  • Erika Thorne - Consultant/trainer for Future Now

Additional Facilitators

Board of Directors



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Home Page, Training for Change, accessed August 14, 2007.
  2. Links, Training for Change, accessed August 14, 2007.
  3. People, Training for Change, accessed August 14, 2007.