“Building Power for Change” Workshop Series

You can help build our community’s power to make change! UnifiEd is here to support you to affect the change you want to see in public education, and our trainings and workshops give you the skills and tools to organize within your network and neighborhood. The series is named “Building Power for Change” because you’ll gain leadership skills to help our community hold elected officials accountable to ensure a brilliant future for every student. Through these workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with a diverse group of community members and unite toward a shared vision for excellence in public education. 

Food is provided at every session. Free childcare is available at every session held at the YMCA and can be arranged at any other location with a request in advance (email us at info@unifi-ed.org).

Field Organizer Training Workshop

Choose this track if you want to work with UnifiEd’s field team to collect community ideas, educate them about equity, and advocate for the APEX Project’s equity policy platform. Learn how to be a field organizer! You’ll build leadership skills in canvassing and outreach efforts to increase community involvement in shared equity efforts. (2.5 hours)

Thurs., October 26
6:00-8:30 p.m.
UnifiEd office
(1609 McCallie Ave.)
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Sat., November 11
9:00-11:30 a.m.
Downtown YMCA
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Tues., November 28
6:00-8:30 p.m.
UnifiEd office
(1609 McCallie Ave.)
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Sat., December 9
9:00-11:30 a.m.
Red Bank High School
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Equity Workshop

Choose this track if you want to work with UnifiEd’s policy and research team to contribute to the creation, understanding, and implementation of the APEX Project’s equity policy platform. In this workshop, you will share your own story, grow capacity for critical empathy, become familiar with terminology, and create a shared language focused on creating an equitable school system. (4 hours)

Sun., November 5
1-5:00 p.m.
UnifiEd office
(1609 McCallie Ave.)
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Sat., November 18
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Red Bank High School
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Sat., December 2
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Downtown YMCA
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Historical Perspectives Workshop

Learn about the history and politics of education policy in Hamilton County to understand how we’ve gotten where we are today. You’ll also build leadership skills in facilitating community conversations about issues of inequity in our public schools. After this training, you’ll be ready to facilitate small group EdTalk discussions. (2 hours)

Note: We strongly recommend completing the Equity Workshop before attending the Historical Perspectives Workshop to get the most out of this session!

Mon., November 20 
6-8:00 p.m.
UnifiEd office
(1609 McCallie Ave.)
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Thurs., December 7
6-8:00 p.m.
UnifiEd office
(1609 McCallie Ave.)
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