Advocate Academy

Advocate Academy

March 04 @ 05:30 pm
Advocate Academy

ADVOCATE Academy 2021

Participants come together for six 90–minute sessions to accelerate their local advocacy efforts in Norte’s fourth annual Advocate Academy. The academy is offered as a partnership between Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities’ T.C. Mobility Lab and Norte. This training is an immersive experience for Northern Michigan citizens interested in learning more about how local government works and how to influence it. Learn more at Norte Advocate Academy


  • When: February 4–March 11, weekly on Thursdays at 5:30–7 pm. 
  • Where: Do to COVID-19 precautions, this year’s academy will be online. 
  • Cost: $35 per participant. If you have an interest in a scholarship, please let us know at *
  • Criteria to apply: We ask that you have a commitment to attend six sessions. A minimum of 5 sessions is needed to receive your Advocate Academy certificate.

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The 2021 Advocate Academy is offered in partnership with Groundwork Center’s Mobility Lab. Norte’s Advocacy Director, Gary Howe, teams up with Groundwork Center’s Deputy Director, James Bruckbauer, as facilitators. 

The 2021 Advocate Academy was made possible through the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation’s generous financial support.

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