What Our Students Say...

“GCO is the best class ever!"

“GCO was definitely a completely new experience and I feel it had changed the course of my life and I am so excited to see where it takes me. I had never imagined myself organizing and now I see that as an important path that I want to take. Every aspect of [the class] was new and I learned so much.”

“This course really challenged me to dig deep and uncover the root causes of oppression in our society.”

“…I learned lessons in this space that I could not have obtained in any other environment that I will certainly use not only in my career but also in my daily life.”

“I have an entirely new lens through which to observe the world and I have begun to learn how I can take all of this and be an agent for change.”

“I learned the people can make a difference! I didn’t believe in this concept before.”

“I would recommend this class to everyone. I think everyone should take it.”

“I have never learned so much or grown so much or changed so much just from one class.”

“My whole life, I have valued justice and truth…By taking this course and learning about it, I realized that this is my passion and I want to organize at the grassroots for the rest of my life. This class helped me to understand that even though there are some awful, horrible things going on in the world that are seemingly impossible to change, I truly can make change if I believe in myself and make the effort.”

“I learned a lot about both myself and the world that I never had even considered investigating.”

“GCO is the most meaningful course I’ve ever taken, ever.”

“It is a wonderful experience and it will teach you about the world and how to be part of your community.”

“I think this is one of the most valuable courses I have taken. I learned a lot that has informed all areas of my life and I can’t say that about many other classes. It is one of the only classes in which I could see growth within my classmates and myself. My only complaint is that it was too short.”

“This class had been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I no longer look at unfair situations from a powerless point of view, but more with an optimistic point of view that I personally can change society.”

“An amazing, unique experience.”

“Nothing else compares.”

“This class was helpful in terms of better exploring myself and past-present-future experiences, as well as more thoroughly exploring what organizing looks like and what the reality of life is in so many parts of our country.”