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El Instituto: Get in Formation 2023 is a 4-day in person leadership, organizing, and professional development program for both new and experienced Latinx change-makers who believe in building people power. This program will provide concrete skills workshops, seminars to  enhance strategic thinking and opportunities to apply lessons.

Key Dates:

  • Applications Open: Monday July 3, 2023

  • Program Dates: October 16-19, 2023 

  • Out-of-Town Travel: October 15 and October 20



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electoral Organizing

Learn what it takes to lead a successful political campaign that mobilizes voters and brings change at the ballot box

Through our Campaign Manager track, participants will learn about the role and core tasks successful campaign managers know how to do, developing effective and culturally relevant messaging, and much more. From supervising effective teams to spearheading data-driven field programming, you’ll develop the skills to confidently face the many and changing paths to victory.  

Topics may include:

- Building a Winning Campaign Plan

- Budgeting, finances, and digital fundraising

- Voter activation and data targeting
- Canvassing and Effective Scripts

- Team Management and Volunteer Recruitment

For transformative change to be felt by marginalized peoples, we need to organize, spark, sustain and nurture our movements. Through our Grassroots Organizing track, participants will learn key frameworks for issue and target identification and community  recruitment.  You’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of organizing through real examples. 

Topics may include:
- Stages of our Campaign
- Facilitation of Meetings
- Direct Action and Tactics

- Effective Messaging and Recruitment Conversations

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Grassroots organizing And campaigns

Develop effective and exciting grassroots campaigns that organize people to get the goods.  

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and CommS

Expand the narrative strategies through creative mediums, dynamic storytelling, and the role of culture in movement.

Our lives (and our movements!) are greatly enriched by music, murals, poetry, movies, podcasts, memes, banners – and dozens of other forms of artistic expression and media. Through our Arts and Communications track, you’ll have the chance to level up and experiment with your outreach and messaging strategies. From press pitching and op-eds to street performance and graphic design, the way we present our messages matters.

Topics may include:
- Optimizing Social Media Platforms
- Basics of Media Pitching and Press Work
- Multimedia production and digital storytelling
- Visual Design, Graphics and Branding

How we make social change for our communities and what it means to lead in this moment continues to evolve. Through our Advanced Political Education track, participants will tackle the strategies needed for our movements to be influential and compelling, versatile and thriving. You’ll have the opportunity to dive deep into concepts on ecosystem building, power analysis, autonomous movement and more.

Topics may include:
- Emerging political trends and strategy in Latin America
- Power mapping master class
- Multi racial organizing and coalition building
- Sustaining resilient organizations

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Advanced Political Education

Deepen understandings of organizational leadership and resilience, trends in revenue mobilization, and global political analyses. 

Evening Events



  • We recognize that many participants come from various financial backgrounds and marginalized identities that limit access to training like these, so we are offering financial assistance to those that have been selected on a case by case basis while funds are available.



  • $150 total for the four day program: which includes daily training sessions, materials, venue-to-venue transportation, some meals during programming.

  • Scholarships will be available for any participant that may need their tuition fee, lodging, and/or travel costs covered (while funds last).

Planning Your Travel:

  • The program begins Monday morning on October 16th and ends Thursday evening on Oct 19th. Attendees of El Instituto: Get in Formation 2023 must attend the full day, in-person sessions from Monday through Thursday, in Tucson, Arizona. 

  • If you are joining from outside of Tucson, travel dates for the program are:  Sunday, October 15th (incoming) and Thursday, October 19th after 6pm MST (outgoing).

  • Instituto participants who are Mijente members are invited to attend Sazonblea, and if you are joining from out of town, outgoing travel will be booked for October 22, after 2 PM MST.

Frequently Asked Questions

1️⃣ Need financial assistance?

  • Mijente has a scholarship that will offer financial assistance for the registration fee and or travel arrangements for those that request it directly when applying to the program. Due to limited funds, we cannot guarantee all requests can be granted nor give extensions for deadlines.

2️⃣ What is the application timeline and process?  

  • An application committee will review all applications. If your application has been accepted, you’ll have one week from notification to respond with your confirmation. 

  • If the applicant does not respond with their confirmation, the application committee will automatically pass the spot to another person in waiting.

3️⃣  What does my tuition cover? 

  • Beyond the training, the tuition covers program materials, some meals, and venue-to-venue transportation.  

  • Note: The registration fee does not cover any meals outside of programming, transportation outside of venues, hotel purchases or any other purchase personally needed during your stay for the event.

4️⃣ Is there an age requirement?

  • You must meet the age requirement of 16 to attend the 4-day training.

5️⃣ Is there documentation available for me to share with my organization and/or workplace? 

6️⃣ I have further questions. Who should I contact?

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