Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
THIS COURSE WILL LAUNCH with an in-person orientation on SEPTEMBER 30TH! It will run from September 2022 to April 2023 with weekly engagements virtual & online, monthly trainings, regular communication & gatherings!
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access to this course for the entire duration of the program: September 2022- April 2023 and access to the training material for a lifetime.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is this course only for BIPOC providers or inclusive of White identified providers as well?
This space is open to all who provide direct service to community members and organizations in the Bay Area's most vulnerable communities, which often are BIPOC and other systemically marginalized groups. We aim to empower providers with a course that will enhance their skill sets and knowledge to effectively work with these communities. This course tends to appeal to our BIPOC providers and is established from the beginning as a safer space for those in most need to heal through and process the impacts of colonization and white supremacy on those communities being served.
Are there any ways I can still participate if I can't afford any of the pricing options?
We are committed to serving all providers to have access to this amazing opportunity. Since this course is considered a professional development service, we encourage you to first reach out to your employer to ask them to support you. We also encourage you to reach out to your community and/or family to support your growth and development. Full or partial scholarships are always made available by the fundraising efforts of Comm(UNITY) and their generous partners as well as local community-based, socially conscious businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Scholarship applications will be available in August.
What does “online” mean?
We utilize a few different technology tools to maintain communication with the cohort and facilitators along with sharing the training information. These tools include: direct email, Teachable app(training material & program info), Google calendar, Slack, & Zoom.
Where will our in-person gatherings or events happen?
We plan to meet at a community partner (SF Rec & Parks) site based in the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park
Can I still participate if I live or work outside of the Bay Area?
Yes! As facilitators we will apply our knowledge, experience and lens from doing community work based in the San Francisco Bay Area with the knowledge that the content we present is part of the systemic design of all of our cities and communities. We created this training program understanding that our hopes and struggles are interconnected. So no matter where you live or work, this space is still made for us, by us. Our hybrid programming will allow you to actively engage with your peers, the training material & online offerings. If you're not in the Bay Area then you most likely will engage with the monthly gatherings via live streamed zoom call. If possible we would love to still celebrate with you at the graduation ceremony in April!