Services & Trainings
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We empower organizations through various trainings using strategies focused on advancing racial equity
Place-based, intergenerational leadership development iterated through restorative circle practices leads to racial equity. Without equitable processes, equitable outcomes are impossible.
Restorative Justice Training
WA-BLOC directly addresses the root causes of educational inequity. Place-based mentors build “habits of mind and practice” including academic persistence, socio-emotional regulation, self-reflectivity and problem-solving to foster independent learners. Further, they promote academic engagement and cognitive growth via culturally responsive classroom embedded tutoring; use circle practice to build classroom communities, have restorative conversations with students and teachers to increase student time in class and with this grant could further support restorative circles in lieu of suspensions; and they directly address school policies which disproportionately impact students of color, especially black males
K-12 Engagement Strategies
Engaging with students in the classroom and community can be difficult when there are social and cultural gaps between educators and students. WA-BLOC helps bridges these separation through workshops and trainings that focus on establishing positive relationships between students and educators. We help educators “educe” the brilliance out of their classroom and students, using proven strategies that engage pupils on an intrinsic level.
Community Partners & Support
Rainier Beach Action Coalition (RBAC) • Seattle Public Schools • FEEST Seattle • Seattle University • University of Washington Pipeline Tutors • The Seattle Foundation • South East Seattle PEACE Coalition • La Realeza Colective • The Greater Foundation • Stolte Family Foundation • Social Venture Partners • Taubman Foundation • Social Justice Fund • The Autumn Club