City Hall 201: Advocacy in Action Workshop App. Due Mar. 9, 2018

Posted on March 1, 2018

City Hall 201: Advocacy in Action

The new Presidential Administration has been in office for a year, Mayor de Blasio has been reelected to a second term, the City Council is under new leadership, and statewide elections are later this year. Now is an ideal time to reflect on what we have learned about influencing City officials and to strategize on how to position advocacy efforts after the Presidential election. Advocacy in Action is an interactive workshop that explores how to effectively impact policy agendas and decisions, especially during an election year. You will be more prepared to advocate for your community during this unique moment in the nation and the city.

City Hall 201: Advocacy in Action builds on the City Hall 101: Advocacy is for Everyone workshop from February 26th, 2018. Recognizing the context of the new Presidential Administration, this advocacy workshop will provide you with additional strategies and learnings to successfully influence the Mayoral Administration and City Council leadership. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discuss how to develop a successful campaign, gaining practical skills and knowledge on building coalitions and mobilizing community members, communicating key messages and framing solutions, and increasing power and cultivating relationships with policymakers.

Advocacy in Action aims to:

  • Identify learnings from the first four years of the Mayoral Administration and build relationships with the new Council Leadership.
  • Strengthen your ability to develop and implement a campaign.
  • Improve your coalition building, community organizing, messaging, and power analysis skills.
  • Provide opportunities to strategize advocacy efforts that support your community, especially after the citywide election and during a statewide election year.

Wayne Ho and Emily Miles will facilitate the workshop. Wayne is the President & CEO of the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), the nation’s largest Asian American social services agency. Emily is the Chief Program & Policy Officer of FPWA, a 94-year-old anti-poverty organization with a membership network of 200 community and faith-based agencies. Both have extensive experience and successes in implementing advocacy campaigns in New York.

Who Should Attend: Community organizers and advocates, especially those who are familiar with New York City’s legislative and budget processes. First priority will be given to participants of the City Hall 101: Advocacy workshop that took place on February 26th, 2018.

Date and Time: Thursday, March 29th, 2018, 9 AM – 2 PM

Location: Midtown

This training is free and only for grantees of the: Andrus Family Fund, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Cricket Island Foundation, Daphne Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Foundation, New York Women’s Foundation, North Star Fund, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 9th, 2018. Only one representative from each organization is invited to attend. Your registration will be confirmed by email.

For more information, contact Wayne Ho at or Emily Miles at