About ELIE Circle, LLC.

Think about all the adults this girl interacts with in a day that could be unintentionally harming her and maintaining unsafe spaces for her. ELIE Circle, LLC. works to eliminate that harm for all young people of Color.

ELIE Circle seeks to create antiracist, trauma-informed, and healing-centered communities through research, professional development experiences, and consulting. We strive to mitigate the impacts of trauma (e.g., race-based, historical, complex, and secondary) for and promote the holistic wellness of young people of Color and the adults that work with them.

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Professional Development Experiences

We currently have two projects: ELIE Circle's Online Community and Antiracist Dialogues for Action.

ELIE Circle's Online Community
ELIE Circle's Online Community (ECOC) is a community for educators* to:

  • learn, grow, and challenge in a community,
  • support young people of Color on their holistic wellness journey and as they reach their full potential, and
  • create antiracist, trauma-informed, and healing-centered spaces for young people of Color.

*Educators are individuals educating young people including family members, community members, in-school providers, and out-of-school providers.

Content Topics
Adult and Young People Wellness/Healing
Adult Bias
Adult Internalized Racism and White Privilege
Racism and Other Intersections
Places of Sanctuary
Intentionally Building Relationships

Any educational entity (households, nonprofit organizations, and schools) can enroll. A new cohort begins each September and finishes up in August. The cohort is limited to 15 entities.

2020-2021 COHORT: Fill out the interest form (bit.ly/ECOAinterest) by August 28, 2020.

We have sliding scale pricing because we want this information to be accessible as possible. Education entities can choose how much you pay between the range given. Paying more covers the cost of those that need to pay less. Educational entities can pay between $300 and $700 per year.

    What's Included
    Monthly Content Documents
    Monthly Content Videos
    Online Community with curriculum/activities, share tips/best practices, monthly group live Q&A with presenter, and access to special content

Antiracist Dialogues for Action
The Antiracist Dialogues for Action are convenings specifically for out-of-school time educators (e.g., afterschool staff, librarians, teaching artists, researchers) to learn, share collective knowledge, and work together to dismantle racism and injustice. The dialogues consist of a brief presentation, a small group dialogue related to a subtopic, and a closing.

Dialogue Topics
July 2020: OST Curriculum/Activities
August 2020: OST Programs
September 2020: Advocacy in Education
October 2020: Educator Wellness/Healing
November 2020: Young People Wellness/Healing
December 2020: Internalized Racism and White Privilege
January 2021: Conversations on Racism
February 2021: Racism and Other Intersections