City Team Programming

City Team Day

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 5:00p-7:30p  (arrive on time, come early for food!)
Location: Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, 06605
Details: City Team Days are MANDATORY programming for all members. Bring your computer. These evenings are grounded in our priorities as a city team. In November, our theme is From Theory to Practice: How To Effect Change as Teachers. Get prepared to hear testimonies from your fellow members, engage in breakout groups to deepen your sense of “how” or spend time working with the support of coaches. Breakout groups will consist of a) office hours/worktime, Culturally Responsive Teaching as an ally, Culturally Responsive Teaching as an educator of color, and, the Bridgeport Board of Education General Meeting. Coaches may recommend you attend one breakout group over another. 
Visit the City Team Calendar for specific dates about all upcoming events.
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Contextualized Opportunities

TFA Alumni Knowledge Series: Power, Politics & You: Systems for Equity in Connecticut

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Location: Arcade Mall, 993 Main Street, Room 1001-2, Bridgeport CT 06604
Details: This is an optional and highly encouraged event for corps members. Join Leadership for Educational Equity and Teach for America for a conversation about Connecticut’s political landscape, the state’s history of inequity, and how you can take an active role in your local community to create positive change for students. If you can join, see you there!


BPT Votes! with buildOn

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM
Location: Burroughs Community Center – 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06605
Details: RSVP here. This is an optional opportunity for our members to gain more context about education and the connection to wider systems in Bridgeport. This is hosted by Bridgeport Generation Now and the high school affiliated group called buildOn. You will be joined by students of Bassick and Central high schools. BPT Votes! is a voter education and engagement campaign, targeting all Bridgeport voters. This day, we will be canvassing the neighborhood around Burroughs. 


CT CORE Organize Now & CEIO Fall Racial Justice Conference

Date: Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM
Location: Whitneyville Cultural Commons – 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden Connecticut 06517
Details: Register here. This is an optional opportunity for our members to gain more context about how racial injustice is embedded into our systems including education systems. At this year’s conference, we will offer workshops, plenaries, wellness sessions, and open space to build community and movement together.  Delicious food, and childcare will be provided free of charge throughout the conference!


Undoing Racism In Bridgeport Facilitated by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB).

This will be required workshop for all city-team members. The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. Their workshops utilize a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism. These workshops will occur throughout the school year and last for 2.5 days. Each city-team member including staff will be expected to engage in these workshops.
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Professional Development & Job Opportunities

Professional Development & Networking

How can you continue to build a net that works and develop yourself as an educator and leader?
Meet the City Council with BPT Gen. Now – Wednesday, November 29 7:00-9:00PM
This is a great opportunity to get to know our Members and the public, while sharing your goals for your term in office. We’ll have food, drinks, copies of our Policy & Issue Platform, and good conversation! Get more information here!

Happy Fun Times- Friday, December 1st 4:30-6:30PM
Our City Team will have the 3rd Happy Fun Times of the school year on December 1st! Would you like to be on the planning committee for this event? Reach out to Keyairra during our upcoming city team day.

CT Students for a Dream Educators Conference – Friday, December 8th 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Connecticut Students for a Dream’s 4th Annual Educator’s Conference on December 8th at Southern Connecticut State University focused on working with undocumented students. Register Here! Our City Team budget will cover registration fees for up to 15 city team members

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