FAQ

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What is this Training? Traditionally oppressed communities struggle to be seen and heard by their representative governments. This is a training designed to empower members of traditionally underrepresented communities with the necessary skills to effectively use data to tell narratives around proposal writing, redistricting, and organizing best practices. The tools and skills we teach are based on years of experience by other data professionals working in the progressive space, and are designed to help you launch your new or growing data career.

When is the Training? August 12th through August 27th, 2017 (including travel days)

Where is the Training? In Washington, DC at a training facility.

I’m ready to apply! What do I do? Unfortunately, the application period for the August 2017 training has now closed, but we hope to offer more opportunities in the near future.

What’s different about this training?

Who Should Apply? People who:

What Will I Learn? Skills such as…

What will I do with this training? We are confident that you will leave this training to work on the foundational campaigns that will ultimately ensure justice for historically underrepresented communities. Where possible, we will help connect you to organizations that are hiring for data positions. Most importantly, you will leave this training with a new community of like minded colleagues who will support each other moving forward.

Who is organizing this training? We are individuals from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds, dedicated to work that empower and include underrepresented communities. You can learn more about the committee on the Organizers and Trainers page. The training is also generously supported by many organizations and companies that work in the progressive space. Check out our growing list of partners on the About Us page.

How much does it cost? Will financial aid be available?

What do I need to bring?