About Us

Claire Tran

Program Director


Claire is a passionate advocate for youth-led organizing.  She draws from the Ella Bakers’s philosophy of facilitative leadership that developed new leaders within the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Prior to coming on board with URGE, Claire was a National Trainer for the School of Unity and Liberation. As the National Organizer at Right to the City Alliance, she coordinated national civic engagement efforts and campaign work. She helped launch the first voter organizing canvass with New Virginia Majority in 2008 and recently coordinated NVM’s FreedomSummer50 program to develop student leaders as voter organizers. In her free time, she writes plays and musicals and has been know to randomly break into song. Claire is based in Madison, Wisconsin.