TOLA is an intensive academy in the San Francisco Bay Area designed to teach community organizing and leadership. Taught by some of the most effective community, business, educational and political leaders in California, the program includes classroom instruction and case study teaching, where the core focus of the program is on-the-ground training in effective organizing. Each TOLA Fellows commits to a full-time organizer’s schedule for 4 months. Seeking candidates between the ages of 21 and 35 with an associate or baccalaureate degree, or relevant experience. The program is fully funded and offers a stipend of $2K/month.