2019 Application to Host a Cultural Immersion Program Site
After meeting once each month in 50-minute periods with students in three high schools in San
Jose for the past two years to increase cultural awareness and critical thinking skills, Tony
Browder (Founder and Executive Director of IKG-CC) partnered with Debra Watkins (Founder
and Executive Director of A Black Education Network) to pilot the program in Saturday
Academies in four sites (Dayton, OH; Los Angeles, CA; Fresno, CA; and Hayward, CA).

Due to the great impact these Saturday Academies had on the Browder Scholars and many of
their parents as well as their site coordinators, we decided to extend the opportunity to Black
communities across this country. For the 2018-2019 school year, we had 10 sites around the

Before applying to host a Cultural Imperative Program (CIP) site, please be aware of the
requirements and the timeline associated with the process.
Email address *
Requirements to host a site
(1) Access to 40 Black high school males and females (maximum number per site)

(2) Ability to manage a recruitment process (templates provided)

(3) Access to a monthly meeting site for at least three hours

(4) Ability to raise the $5,000 site fee to cover 50 copies of From the Browder File, videos of
Tony Browder discussing the assigned chapters, and trainings

(5) Designation of a facilitator/site coordinator

(6) Willingness to embrace the Ten Virtues and Principals of Ma’at

(7) Ability to assist students with the creation of Go Fund Me (or similar) pages to raise money
for travel

(8) Ability to engage parents so that they can support what their students are learning

(9) Commitment to participate in monthly on-line meetings with Tony and Atlantis Browder to
discuss progress of the Cultural Imperative Program
Do you understand the requirements to host a site? *
 April 8 - June 15, 2019 – Application and Resume Due

 April 8 – June 15, 2019 – Notification of Application Status and Interview Conducted

 Oct. 2019 – First Training with Tony and Atlantis Browder (4 p.m. – 5 p.m. PST/7 p.m. –
8 p.m. EST)

 Nov. 2019 – Second Training with Tony and Atlantis Browder (4 p.m. – 5 p.m. PST/7
p.m. – 8 p.m. EST)

 Dec. 2019 – Third Training with Tony and Atlantis Browder (4 p.m. – 5 p.m. PST/7 p.m.
– 8 p.m. EST)

 Jan. – May 2020 – Browder Scholars meet one Saturday each month for three hours at
a site selected by a local coordinator.
Have you read and understood the application timeline? *
Name *
Your answer
Email Address *
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Mailing Address *
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Organization Affiliation (if any)
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Please briefly (6-8 sentences) describe your experience working with youth. *
Your answer
Please briefly (6-8 sentences) describe why you are interested in hosting a CIP site. *
Your answer
The following books serve as the core foundation for the CIP. Please check the ones that you have read. *
What African-centered activities have you coordinated and/or participated in during the past two years? *
Your answer
I have emailed my resume to Atlantis Browder (atlantisbrowder@gmail.com). *
If you will be securing funds from a school district, please submit your
application ASAP so that if you are approved for a site, we can provide you with
the necessary documents to help expedite your funding requests.
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