For decades, the left has relied on an increasingly diverse electorate to win elections, while settling for campaign teams that are anything but diverse.
That’s not a recipe for success. At Arena, we know that campaigns are more effective when they’re run by teams that are reflective of our country and our communities. That’s why we’re breaking down barriers to access in Democratic politics, and ensuring that the Democratic staffing bench reflects the diversity of America. As part of this commitment, we provide full or partial scholarships to the majority of the participants in our training programs, and we provide Arena career development resources, jobs board, and the Arena Toolbox free of charge.
At Arena, we build the teams that power victories.
Every cycle, Arena-trained staff hold thousands of roles in campaigns and movement organizations, and play a critical role in victories up and down the ballot, from city council races to presidential campaigns. Arena has helped build the campaign teams that won Democratic majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and New York State Senate in 2018, the Virginia House of Delegates in 2019, the White House in 2020, and the Pennsylvania State House and Michigan State Senate in 2022. At the same time, the Arena Toolbox has become an indispensable resource for candidates and staffers looking for cutting-edge tools to help secure victories.
At Arena, we don’t just change politics, we change lives.
Together, our training and career development resources help people land their first job in politics and move up the ladder. By opening doors to career changers and communities who’ve traditionally been excluded, we’re bringing fresh talent to campaigns and movement organizations, all while helping individuals build sustainable, meaningful careers.