Advancing Equity in the Human-Serving Sector: Improving Educational Outcomes for Black Students E-Course

Mon, 15 May 2017 - Sat, 3 Jun 2017
Central Time (CT)

E-Course 2: Improving Educational Outcomes for Black Students: Register Online

  • Alliance members: $30
  • Nonmembers: $75 

Series of Four E-Courses: Register Online

  • Alliance members: $75
  • Nonmembers $175

E-Course Description

This is the second in a four part series of e-courses on advancing equity. It will help students understand and disrupt racial inequities in the U.S. education system and other youth-serving spaces. Other courses in this series will dive deeper into diversity, equity, and inclusion basics; supplier side diversity; and historical trauma.

This e-course will expose students to data, research, and theories central to understanding existing inequities. Through the lens of critical race theory, students will reflect on the societal, institutional, and individual racism that underlie these inequities. This course will provide information about cultural and curricular interventions, as well as personal commitments, that can contribute to more equitable experiences for youth of color and their families in education spaces and elsewhere.

Via readings, resources, and discussion, this e-course will encourage participants to consider applying the lessons to their personal and professional lives.

The presentations are one hour pre-recorded videos each week. Participants can view these on their own time and respond in writing to discussion questions each week. There will also be a one hour teleconference call with the cohort during week three of each session.  

Advancing Equity in the Human-Serving Sector Series

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Basics
April 17 - May 6

Improving Educational Outcomes for Black Students
May 15 - June 3 

Strategies for Supplier Diversity
June 12 - July 1

Historical Trauma and Equity
July 10 - July 29

Who Should Attend

  • Chief executives
  • Executives and vice presidents
  • Program directors

Level of Learning and Objectives

  • Understand the disproportionality of discipline in school and its root causes
  • Understand implicit bias and identify one’s own implicit biases
  • Existing efforts that leverage culture to improve outcomes for Black students


Macheo Payne is senior director of equity and educational initiatives at Lincoln. In this role, he is the executive director of the Oakland Freedom Schools and the Camp Sweeney Freedom School summer reading programs, which improve reading level and racial self-esteem of black and brown children.

Payne has been at Lincoln for nine years, first working as a director of a mental health program at an alternative school in east Oakland, California. He later became an assistant professor of social work at Cal State University East Bay.

Payne’s expertise is in combining behavioral and therapeutic approaches to improve school discipline practices. As a skilled trainer, he has presented nationally on the intersection of trauma, poverty, and racial bias in educational systems. Currently, he sits on a statewide committee convened by the California chief justice to address discipline and attendance issues in schools.

 Direct questions to Kelly Martin, Research Analyst, at the Alliance, at 414-359-6560. 

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