On June 17-21, 2019, The Opportunity Agenda held its 10th annual Communications Institute, through which we trained social justice opinion leaders on a variety of communications skills and strategies.

The invitation-only Institute took place in New York City. The cohort of 16 Fellows received comprehensive training on a variety of communications skills, including framing and narrative development, media strategy, and on-camera interviews.

The substance of the Institute was five days of intensive, in-person training and skill-building, including on:

  • Narrative and Messaging to Persuade and Activate Audiences
  • Media Strategy
  • Spokesperson Skills
  • Broadcast Media Appearances

This year’s Institute focused on The Power of Voice in a time when social justice leaders are being actively silenced. The Opportunity Agenda is proud to launch these voices into the discourse to reframe the debate for social justice in the United States.

The 2019 Communications Institute was made possible, in part, by the generous contributions of The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Libra Foundation, the Marguerite Casey Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Tow Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.


Meet the 2019 Fellows