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Connecting, developing, and empowering anti-racist leaders in education

Ready to challenge and humanize the
education system?

The Ally Engagement Program provides learning opportunities for university, school, and district leaders looking to transform their school environments to be antiracist, anticolonial, and responsive to BIPOC leaders, educators, and all students. This program supports white leaders on their journey to redefine how they can create and sustain inclusive environments. 

The foundation of our programming is to disrupt, dismantle and replace institutionalized oppressive and supremacist values and practices. The program itself will provide space and guidance for white leaders to self-challenge and redefine the systems in which they operate

Convening workshop for white leaders in education

Representation In Education

Right now in WA state and across the country, classroom teachers and educational leaders are still disproportionately white. Students of color deserve to see themselves represented in education, while educators and leaders of color deserve to work in environments that value and center their identities and experiences. 

Recognize, undo, replace, engage.

Ally Engagement uses TAF’s Liberation Pedagogy framework to provide learning spaces geared toward self-reflection, and self-examination, and structural change. Our program is centered on headwork, heartwork, and rooted in community, which allows for leaders to chart their own path for growth and change.  



The deeper inner work of healing from trauma and undoing inherited oppressive beliefs, practices, and ideology – centered around mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being.



Professional development centered around anti-oppressive and antiracist practices as leaders in education.



Consistently engaging, reflecting, and sharing in community with others.

Every year, the TAF’s Network for EdWork brings together leaders and educators from across the country to share tools, practices, and policies that undo and replace oppressive behaviors, beliefs, and policies that harm BIPOC students and educators.

The Convening is an opportunity to commune with each other and engage in decolonizing pedagogies meant to liberate education and create more equitable learning environments for everyone.

Interested in learning more about the Convening? Visit our Convening website

Join us for our first cohort of the new year! Beginning in April 2024, Ally Engagement will host a workshops series aimed at supporting educational leaders to implement liberatory leadership practices in their school and districts. These workshops will center on racial literacy and leadership development. They will also provide a chance to ideate, collaborate, and work alongside BIPOC leaders.  

Join our upcoming Liberatory Leadership Series beginning April 11th.
Click here to learn more!

These ongoing virtual spaces are an opportunity for leaders who have or are currently attending our Liberatory Leadership Series to engage in community to share, reflect, and strategize. These Affinity Salons provide white education leaders an opportunity to explore their own identities and acquire the skills and confidence to engage in this vital work with and alongside BIPOC colleagues and communities more effectively.

Upcoming dates (2nd Thursday every other month, 4-5pm):

  • Thursday, March 14th, 2024
  • Thursday, May 9th, 2024 
  • Thursday, July 11th, 2024 

Register here.

All participants will have access to our online library of resources that includes tools, activities, and resources for implementing Liberation Pedagogy.

Interested in being part of the work? 

Click below to sign up for our next cohort beginning in April 2024! 

Join our growing network!

Sign up below to learn more about Ally Engagement and how you can  become a partner with the Network for EdWork. 

Looking for more information? 

Contact David Goldenkranz, Ally Engagement Program Manager at

Know someone who might be interested?
Download the program brochure.



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