IMAN is heavily invested in developing leaders who are either directly affected by or deeply invested in issues that impact the lives of inner-city communities in Chicago, Atlanta, and across the country.
IMAN has developed its own unique community organizing curriculum that is both deeply rooted in spiritual tradition and broadly informed by past and present social movements and struggles.
Leadership Development Training
IMAN’s organizing training curriculum focuses on fundamentals in community organizing, including power, self-interest, relationships, leaders, and other core concepts.
IMAN’s Two-Day Community Organizing Training draws from traditional community organizing concepts and strategies, highlighting the importance of sharing our stories and histories, conducting relational meetings and identifying one another\’s stake in an issue, and understanding how leaders can affect change around social issues.
Muslim Power Building Project
In collaboration with our partners at Faith in Action (formerly Pico National Network), Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, and MPower Change, IMAN has developed a training curriculum to train new and emerging American Muslim organizers around fundamentals in community organizing. IMAN organizers are among the cohort of # of trainers who train MPBP participants who are based across the country.
IMAN has partnered with Faith in Action, LA Voice, MPower Change, and the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) to launch the Muslim Power Building Project. This historic initiative harnesses the strengths and resources of these organizations to establish a comprehensive community-organizing and leadership development program for Muslims nationwide.