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Learn more about Change the Game's 2020 Academy

What is the 2020 Change the Game Academy?

Change the Game will launch an academy that will run in July 2020 and provide up to 100 participants a unique learning environment that will include:
  • Mentorship and small team project based learning;
  • A community speaker series to provide networking and community development opportunities;
  • Online learning courses; and
  • An online communication platform for participants, and the larger progressive data community, to support one another in the important work they are doing.
Change the Game is working to make sure that its resources, tools and courses are available to as many people as are interested in participating. So we’re offering a part-time academy. Participants will graduate in four weeks.

When will the Trainings Run?

Change the Game’s Data Academy will run for four weeks, starting July 6th

Who is the target audience of the Change the Game Academy?

We are looking for participants from traditionally underrepresented communities who have an interest in database or list management, and/or general targeting. 

You do not have to have a lot of experience working with these tools, however we are looking for folks who are interested in learning and like to play around with new tools to get a better understanding of what they can do, and how you can use them to affect change in your communities. 

It would be useful – though not required – for participants to have some experience in the progressive space. Maybe you’ve worked on or volunteered for a campaign or a local advocacy organization. Interest in and a passion for this space is important when working in this field! 

Part time academy:

Length: 4 weeks (24 days) 

Participants should expect to be online, working from 10:00am - 2:00pm EST each weekday, with team projects to complete over the weekends. This does not include coursework due, that must be completed between live sessions.

The trainings will be divided into the following sections:

  • Online learning: at your own pace learning that will include videos, reading, assessments and homework assignments.
  • Virtual Classroom: live, activity based sessions with trainers that build off of the online course work. These include breakout sessions, pop quizzes, class participation and more.
  • Community Speaker Series: Hear from and network with former participants, experts and leaders in the progressive space, in a more casual, non-learning setting.
  • Mentorship Breakouts: Small group activity sessions that review the virtual classroom session, answer any questions about the homework or trainings, and work on small group activities and team homework assignments.

How much does the Change the Game Academy cost?

The Cost of the Change the Game Academy is $1000

In moments like this, we need to lift up the strong voices in our community and make sure they have a seat at the table. For that reason we’re waiving all fees associated with our 2020 Academy. There will be no cost to participate.

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