Paul Booth Rising Leadership Project

The Paul Booth Rising Leadership Project
is dedicated to supporting and strengthening
emerging leaders as agents of progressive social change.

The Project will create training, internships, mentoring and guidance for emerging leaders. We are asking for your support as we honor Paul’s legacy and support rising leadership in our movement.
Note: Our pilot program is almost off the ground!  We thank everyone who has made contributions so far — you have helped make this possible. 

One of the best ways we can honor Paul’s legacy of mentorship and his commitment to developing a power-building strategy for justice is to create support and leadership development paths for workers and organizers who are on the frontline of fighting for social justice.

Projects will focus on taking existing leadership, members and organizers to the next level, to help people build long-term careers in the field, whether in community or labor organizing. The development of the mentorship program is still being developed, but if you are interested in receiving more information about becoming a mentor, mentee, or donor fill out this form.

Midwest Academy Training Class

Midwest Academy Training Class

Participating Organizations

The Midwest Academy is a national training institute for progressive organizing, providing training and consulting to a wide variety of community and labor organizations at the neighborhood, city, state and national levels.

The Restaurant Opportunities Center United is a national organization committed to improving the wages and working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce.

Jobs with Justice is  a coalition of labor unions, community organizations, faith institutions, and student organizations dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of working people.

Paul with Rose Daylie and Steve Culen

Please contact Kaylee Tock at or 312.427.2304 ext. 303 if you would like to hear more details and discuss a larger donation.