Apply for the 2018 Sikh Advocate Academy - Sikh Coalition

The Sikh Coalition invites applications for its 7th Sikh Advocate Academy, their signature advocacy training program

Training Dates, Location and Details

Sunday, June 17, 2018 – Friday, June 22, 2018
Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: April 25, 2018

The Sikh Coalition is proud to invite applications for its 7th Sikh Advocate Academy, our signature advocacy training program in the nation’s capital. At a time of rising xenophobia and hate violence, there is an increased need for grassroots volunteers to promote civility, interfaith solidarity, and civil rights in their local communities.


This week-long all-expenses paid training is hands-on and will provide you with the skills necessary to effectuate change through government action. Applicants with some community organizing or community leadership experience will benefit the most from this program. Selected applicants will get to interact with class peers and learn from some of the best advocacy leaders in the country.

What You Will Learn

  • How to competently engage with government officials
  • How to amplify your message through the media
  • How to build coalitions and organize communities

Upon successful completion of the training program you will also obtain access to the Sikh Coalition’s expertise in policy and media engagement, and also join an exclusive community of advocates around the country. In exchange for this free training, we require each of our graduates to participate in assigned projects that advance the Sikh Coalition’s civil rights mission.

Learn what last year’s Sikh Advocate Academy graduates had to say about the training.

“This whole week I learned so many new techniques like media training, advocacy training, how to talk to government leaders, and how to engage with government agencies. I plan on using these resources so I can not only empower myself but also my community.”
– Jagdeep Sekhon, Class of 2017 (California)


Application Requirements

  • At least 18 years old (no upper age limit)
  • U.S. residency
  • Demonstrated interest in civil rights and social justice
  • Pledge to work on Sikh Coalition projects for at least one year after graduation

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