Today, applications open for the 19th Annual SPIN Academy, a training program that brings together nonprofit professionals from across the country working on a diverse set of progressive issues.

Over the four-day retreat, the SPIN Academy supports the development of nonprofit leaders at all levels, from newly hired communications associates to executive directors interested in building their communications skills.

It’s clear that the best way to tell the story of SPIN – and why you should consider applying! – is to share stories of the SPIN Alumni.

Here are a handful of the amazing people who have attended SPIN over the years. To see even more of the incredible SPIN alumni, click here. [NOTE: If you are a SPIN Alumni and would like to share your story, email SPIN today!]

SPIN Academy Alumni

Raquel Willis, Communications Associate at Transgender Law Center, shared her speech “A Vision of Liberation” at the National Women’s March on Washington earlier this year.

Kamal Essaheb is an immigration policy attorney at the National Immigration Law Center and was named a “Champion of Change” by President Barack Obama.

Mianta McKnight is passionate about people inside women’s prisons and is currently the Community Engagement Director for Justice Now.

Sindy Marisol Benavides is the National Director for Civic Engagement and Mobilization for the League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest civil rights Hispanic organization in the country.

Stanley Fritz is the Communications Associate at Citizen Action of New York and the Engineer/Co-Host of “Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio.

Applications for the 19th annual SPIN Academy open today and run through June 162017.

To apply, click here.

Claudette Silver serves as the Event Director for SPIN Academy 19 and can’t wait to see who applies this year!