Seattle Works Agents of Change Spring 2021 Cohort Application
Are you a professional, volunteer or board member in the non-profit sector? Are you looking to learn more about how to incorporate an anti-racist lens to the work or volunteering you do? Want to connect with other inspiring folks that are looking to decolonize the non-profit sector? If you answered "yes" (or "YES!") to those questions, the Agents of Change 2020 Cohort is calling your name!
Seattle Works is launching this cohort-based program that will go through 8 virtual sessions on Thursdays from 3-5 pm starting beginning of April. Program topics range from implicit bias, the non-profit industrial complex, to volunteer engagement with an anti-racist lens. Sessions will include team building, in-depth discussions, and interactive activities on unlearning norms and practices rooted in white supremacy within the non-profit sector. The program will be facilitated by Seattle Works staff as well as guest speakers.
Here are the dates and topics:
- Week 1 Thurs. 4/1: Orientation & team building
- Week 2 Thurs. 4/8: Building Blocks: Intersectionality & Anti-Racism
- Week 3 Thurs. 4/15: Hidden Biases (internalized/implicit racial bias)
- Week 4 Thurs. 4/22: White-dominant Norms, Microaggressions and Calling In/Out
- Week 5 Thurs. 4/29: Changing your Org Culture and Structure
- Week 6 Thurs. 5/6: How to Incorporate Anti-Racism into Volunteering & Non-Profit Boards
- Week 7 Thurs. 5/13: Advocacy engagement in the non-profit sector
- Week 8 Thurs. 5/20: Un-graduation!
The program is free to anyone who identifies as BIPOC and is offered on a pay-what-you-can scale for anyone who identifies as white.
The application closes on Wednesday, Mar. 17th at 11:59 pm. Applicants will be notified about acceptance by EOD Thursday, Mar. 25th. For those who are not accepted, we will be offering this program again in the Fall of 2021. If you have any questions in the meantime, email
Have you applied to the AoC cohort in the past?
Name (first & last)
What is your involvement in the non-profit sector?
I'm a non-profit professional
I regularly volunteer for a non-profit
I am a board member for a non-profit
I am not involved in the non-profit sector
Organization (Where you're currently working, volunteering, an active board member etc.)
Are you able to make all training dates? (Priority goes to applicants that plan to attend all dates, but we recognize that emergencies happen.)
Do you have any accessibility needs? (We offer closed captioning for sessions through Otter.ai & PDF versions of visual materials ahead of time)
How do you identify your racial background? (Check all that apply to you.)
Black or African American
Asian Pacific Islander / Asian American
Indigenous / Native American / Alaskan Native
Multiracial / Biracial
BIPOC, but I'd rather not be specific
What interests you most in the cohort?
How will your commitment to anti-racism show up in your work and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector?
What skills, knowledge and/or resources are you looking to gain from this cohort?
Anything you want to add?
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