Advocacy

Institute for Senior Action (IFSA)

Join JASA’s Institute for Senior Action (IFSA) as we hear from New York City Agencies on the resources and programs available to older New Yorkers; and join with peers as we explore the legislative challenges and increasingly political climate of today. What is at stake? How do we advocate to protect critical programs and services?

Learn – Then Act! Discuss issues impacting your community, learn organizing techniques, sharpen your advocacy skills and put them to use, while networking with your politically engaged peers.

Wednesdays, October 10 - December 19   

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: JASA Cooper Square, 200 East 5th Street, Manhattan

Curriculum includes:
  • Community Organizing and Techniques of Social Action
  • Advocating for Safer Communities
  • New York City Council and Participatory Budgeting
  • Safeguarding Civil Liberties
Presentations by NYC Government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

View sample curriculum.

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Fee: $75 for the full session, limited scholarships are available. 

Contact 212.273.5353 or ifsa@jasa.org for more information

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  • The IFSA class has brought out the advocate in me. This class has given me the opportunity to speak out with knowledge about important issues.
    - Doris