Mike Miller

Executive Director
ORGANIZE Training Center

Mike Miller is executive director of ORGANIZE Training Center and has more than fifty years experience as a community organizer working in the tradition of Saul Alinsky, for whom he was a project director. For five years, he also worked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He has initiated neighborhood, citywide, and statewide organizing projects and has consulted widely with individual memberships coalitions, institution-based community organizations and their sponsor committees, and many other groups. Consultations include the United Church of Christ Board for Homeland Ministries, American Federation of Teachers, Metropolitan Organizations for People (Denver), and Tenderloin Senior Organizing Project (San Francisco). He has led intensive six-day workshops in the field and trained and mentored organizers. He has lectured extensively in the field and taught urban politics, political science, or community organizing at the University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University, University of Notre Dame, San Francisco State University, California State University-East Bay, and Lone Mountain College. His articles have appeared in Christianity & Crisis, Social Policy, New Conversations, Poverty Research & Race Action Reports, Generations, Berkeley Journal of Sociology, Race, Poverty and the Environment, Dissent, Socialist Review, the liberal democrat, CounterPunch, other magazines and journals, and in the newspapers Sun Reporter and San Francisco Examiner. For four years, he edited Social Policy. Miller is the author of A Community Organizer's Tale: People and Power in San Francisco (2009) and has also written book chapters and numerous organizational working papers on community and labor organizing.

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