Community Equity Program
The Community Equity Program (CEP) is an immersive political leadership program housed at Wilder that brings together Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) who want to get involved in Minnesota’s legislative policy and fight for change in their communities. Led by a BIPOC team, CEP provides participants with a 9-month cohort experience along with knowledge and tools to: advocate and advance state-level legislation, engage with policymakers, question existing systems of power, create space for dreaming, and ultimately, build community power and solidarity to advance justice at the Capitol.
Note: this program does not explicitly focus on electoral politics or running for office (but can help you in the long run if you do!). The cost to join CEP is free and only requires time and commitment.
Congratulations to the 2021-2022 cohort finishing their political leadership journey through the Community Equity Program!
Meet CEP's incredible BIPOC community leaders and learn more about who they are and why they joined the Community Equity Program. Want to join CEP in 2022-2023? Join an info session to learn more with staff and alumni and/or apply to join the program!