TRAINING: October 7-11, 2013 ··· Chicago, IL ··· Organizing for Social Change

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 Location: The Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center is located on a tree-lined street in the lively historic Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago.  North of Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile  and downtown Chicago.  Within easy walking distance are lakefront parks, restaurants, shops, cultural institutions, theaters, the zoo and Lake Michigan’s lakeshore.

Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center
513 W. Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

TIMES: Please arrive for registration between 9:00AM and 9:45AM on Monday, October 7th. The training will begin promptly at 10:00AM. We finish at 1:00PM before lunch on Friday.

COST: Tuition and room/board is:

  • Private room with Monday arrival $1100
  • Private room with Sunday arrival $1200
  • Double room with Monday arrival $1000
  • Double room with Sunday arrival $1050
  • Commuting (lunch and dinner included) $800

Please note that double rooms may not be available unless you provide your own roommate. We will attempt to assign a roommate for you unless otherwise requested, but sometimes the numbers of men and women do not work out evenly. In such a case you will be required to pay the single room rate of $960.00 for the week.

Full payment is due September 20th. Make check payable to Midwest Academy.

ACCOMMODATIONS: There are no private baths, radios, TV or phones in rooms. There is a bath and shower on each floor. Linens are provided. You may commute, but we encourage everyone to stay if at all possible. If you intend to arrive Sunday, please tell us in advance.

MEALS: We share our meals in the dining room. The Cenacle will do its best to accommodate special diets if you inform the Midwest Academy staff at least two weeks in advance. Vegetarians – please let us know!

OTHER: Bring a notebook and pens to take notes. Guitars and other musical instruments are also welcome for nighttime recreation. Please dress comfortably. Casual dress is fine.

FREE EVENING: Wednesday evening is unscheduled. In past sessions, groups have gone dancing, joined events at local organizations, or thrown parties. The group will decide how it wants to spend its free evening.


The beginning builds a foundation for the later sections.

If you have any questions about the site, please call or email Tony at the Midwest Academy, (312 427-2304).

Date Range:
Oct 7, 2013 – Oct 11, 2013