Equity-focused Professional Learning

registration is now open for:

ECCF institute and  Equity Facilitation Fellowship 

CREATE offers three (3) Equity-Focused Professional Learning opportunities to all the experienced educators across our partner schools.

Equity-Centered Critical Friendship (ECCF) Institute

Equity-Centered Critical Friendship (ECCF) is a 4-day immersive institute where participants experience what it looks, feels and sounds like to be a part of a community of practitioners fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence.

Participants will explore: 

  • Individual and collective identity
  • Strategies for community-building and reflection
  • Perspectives and skills that are equity-centered, collaborative and reflective practices

ECCF is designed for: 

  • P-16 educators, non-profit organizations, consultants and community advocates

The general timeline of an ECCF Institute is as follows:

Day 1 - Ideology: explore identity through narrative; establish agreements; build community

Day 2 - Internalized: learn racial equity concepts; reflect on equity in education

Day 3 - Interpersonal: present dilemmas of practice with peers

Day 4 - Institutional: examine systemic inequities through the use of protocols

Virtual ECCF Registration Rates

CREATE Educators


*Each CREATE school may receive up to two complimentary slots.

Each additional educator is $250.

Non-CREATE Educators

(P-16 educators, non profit leaders, consultants and community advocates)


Registration for July 2020 is now open!


  • Monday, July 20th
  • Tuesday, July 21st
  • Wednesday, July 22nd
  • Thursday, July 23rd


  • 9:00am to 2:00pm each day, with a 30 min lunch break


  • VIRTUAL!!!!


Cultivating Equity Leadership Retreat

Cultivating Equity Leadership is a 2-day  leader retreat designed to cultivate an equitable and compassionate leadership perspective in collaboration with an ongoing community of educators focused on accountability and a holistic framework for understanding educational equity.

Participants will experience: 

  • Reflection on a research-based framework integrating equity and adult social and emotional learning
  • Thought-provoking dialogue with future accountability partners from a diverse set of contexts and school types
  • Two optional one-on-one leadership coaching sessions with Dr. Folami Prescott-Adams; one before and one after the retreat

This retreat is designed for: 

  • School leaders, teacher leaders and others who lead initiatives and organizations in service of positive outcomes for the students they serve

Retreat Registration Rates

CREATE Educators


*Each CREATE school may receive 1 complimentary seat.

Each additional registrant $125.

Non-CREATE Educators

(School leaders, teacher leaders and others who lead initiatives and organizations in service of positive outcomes for the students they serve)


Registration is currently closed.

Equity Facilitation Fellowship (EFF)

The Equity Facilitation Fellowship is designed for Educators who…

  • seek the opportunity to go deeper with their own transformational leadership development with other equity-focused leaders
  • have expressed a commitment to leading, designing, and facilitating equity-centered learning experiences in their school communities

The Equity Facilitation Fellowship provides innovative educators the opportunity to:

  • Network with like-minded educators across CREATE schools
  • Strengthen equity-centered facilitation skills
  • Build skills, be inspired and sustain holistic healing

Monthly Meetings

In order to be considered for the fellowship, applicants must be able to attend:

  • October: Orientation
  • November: Identity Development
  • December: Social Gathering
  • January: Art of Facilitation
  • February: Interpersonal Oppression
  • March: Guest Speaker
  • April: Institutionalized Oppression
  • May: Professional Presentation

All meetings are two (2) hours in length and typically held in the evenings

Fellowship Fees

CREATE Educators

$150 Materials only

Non-CREATE Educators

$1000 - Registration and Materials

How to Apply! 

In order to complete the online application, you will need to have the following four things ready to submit:

  1. Cover Letter - a statement elaborating on your journey through educational equity, your desire towards developing leadership skills, and how participating as an equity facilitation fellowship aligns with your personal and professional goals. (Format: .docx, .doc, .pdf, .png, .jpeg)
  2. Current Resume. (Format: .docx, .doc, .pdf, .png, .jpeg)
  3. Contact information for a reference.  Your reference will be contacted after your application is received.
  4. Photo of yourself (Format: .pdf, .jpeg, .jpg)

You will not be able to save drafts before submitting it.

Special Note: This year we are offering three (3) EFF Virtual Info Sessions. 

We will host 1-hour EFF virtual info sessions over the course of the next three months. Sign up here: EFF Virtual Info Sessions
Dates of the EFF Virtual Info Sessions:
Wed. June 17 - 3:00 pm
Tues. July 14 - 1:00 pm

Sat. August 1 - 11:00 am