"If you can teach people to advocate for themselves, they learn to advocate for others."

- Septima Clarke, Former Education Director for Highlander Education & Research Center

The Center for Education, Policy & Advocacy (CEPA) is a student power organization which believes in building grassroots power movements to expand the political consciousness of the campus. We train, educate, and mobilize students around issues of education justice in order to shift the dynamics of power and make concrete changes within higher education and beyond.

CEPA General Body Meeting

Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Bartlett 207

Food Access Coalition

Bartlett 207

Prison Abolition Collective (PAC)

Wednesdays 4:30 - 6 pm
Bartlett 207

SGA Social Justice and Empowerment Committee

Wednesdays 5 -7 pm
Bartlett 319

Upcoming Events

Student Organizing Weekend

Want to learn the basic foundations of organizing? You've come to the right place!

During this one and half day training you will be equipped with the tools you will need to effectively build a campaign, including: develop strategy, strengthen relationships, build coalitions, and channel power into concrete change with other student organizers like yourself! We will focus on everything from how to choose an issue to the nitty gritty details of direct action to how to build successful coalitions with other groups to how to be racially just in community activism and more!
Not only will you be learning loads and loads about organizing, but you will also be learning and snacking alongside other passionate people who want to organize on campus. This opens the door to lots of potential collaboration during the coming school year with people who are on the same page as you! Don't miss this opportunity as we SOW the seeds of justice at UMass and beyond! Register here https://goo.gl/forms/vTE1YSDe4gxisxm33
Friday, February 15 (4 pm - 7 pm) & Saturday, February 16 (11 am - 5 pm)
Bartlett 207

Nonprofit Career Fair

Are you interested in working in the Non-Profit sector? Did you know that almost any job that exists in the Public and Private sectors also exists in the Non-Profit world? Non-profits need staff who are dedicated to the mission and vision of their organizations, and that includes staff in areas such as Finance, IT, PR & Marketing, Policy, Research, Media, Human Resources, Accounting, Client Relations, Logistics, and Legal departments.  Your skills can be put to use working on a cause you really care about.  Come to the Non-Profit and Social Services Internship and Career Fair and meet with representatives of local and national organizations who are interested in YOU and your unique talents!  Many local organizations hire interns throughout the school year, which is a great way to get involved and make a difference in your community!

Tuesday, March 5
11 am - 3 pm
Old Chapel

Advocacy Day

What would a debt-free educaiton mean to you?

Join us on Beacon Hill to tell your legislators that decreasing state funding for education is unacceptable. We will be demanding their support for reinvestment through the Debt Free Future Act. We will be providing necessary and support. To register follow the link.

Thursday, March 21
Beacon Hill - State House