Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
THIS COURSE WILL LAUNCH as a SELF STUDY COURSE beginning Oct 1st, 2023. You have access to all of the course materials once enrolled and may engage with the learning at your own pace.
What's different about self paced vs. the traditional hybrid programming?
You'll still get the same benefits of engaging with our profound lessons, trainings, resources, and community. In self study there is minimal live calls and in person sessions. You'll still be able to meet with your peers and engage with alumni on a monthly basis (3rd Tuesday) during our community calls. Details are provided in the course room.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access to this course for the entire duration of your enrollment.
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 might be available. We will notify you via email when you sign up for our newsletter. See the form above.
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, comment sections in your course room, our Root To Bloom Google Group, and announcements on social media channels and email campaigns.
Where will our in-person gatherings or events happen?
When we gather in person we may gather in Oakland or San Francisco. We tend to choose locations easily accessible by public transportation and venues aligned with our community values. Follow us on Instagram @roottobloomsf
Can I still participate if I live or work outside of the Bay Area?
Since this is a self study course, all learning engagement will happen through the online course room so you can complete this course whenever and where ever you are!
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.