Engaging in Education and Community Advocacy

This course will look at the theoretical foundations and critical issues of advocacy, elements of advocacy planning, and strategies for action. Students will deepen their understanding of advocacy tools, processes and models to utilize advocacy in practice. A primary focus will be on the connection of community organizations and schools, with a focus on developing inclusive, collaborative processes that include a variety of stakeholders and engage a range of strategies. Students will review methods that include leveraging political processes, developing social media campaigns, and developing policy proposals.