Visit the certificate requirements section to learn more about what the requirements are to obtain an ANTE UP! certificate.

Being ANTE UP! Certified means that you have been trained in understanding the history, implementation, and troubleshooting of various justice frameworks to elevate your work in various communities. Being “certified” in this way is unlike any other certification because at ANTE UP! it’s not about passing a class or writing a paper, it’s about creating your community collaboration philosophy, identifying how to align your fees with your commitment to accessibility and economic justice with receiving a wage to thrive, and interdependence. To be ANTE UP! Certified is to be prepared for a changing world.


All courses are $275 per person per course. Each course is an intensive for 4 hours total over two virtual live sessions. Each course has no more than twelve participants. Fees cover logistics of hosting and offering accessible technology for participants. Fees also cover offering a thriving compensation for guest speakers, instructors, and co-instructors. Finally, fees cover the options and needs of legal representation, accreditation and certification fees, and planning for the future.

Payment plans are available on a case by case basis.  Participants are expected to pay in full 72 hours prior to the course

All courses unless noted are lead by Bianca I Laureano, MA, CSE. Read Bianca’s bio and CV.


The price is based on the labor involved in creating the space, syllabus, researching, and making the learning space accessible.  In order to grow we must invest. In order to offer fair and thriving wages to staff we must have our courses and offerings reflect the sustainability of the individual. You will find that our prices are much less than other accredited schools and universities that do not offer what we do. You may also find that our prices may be much higher than other similar professional development spaces, yet they do not do what we do with our clear and direct vision of frameworks and theories that guide us, investing in interdependence, community collaboration, and being lead by those most impacted. This is why we ANTE UP!


All participants are expected to pay 100% of the course fees by the first day of class, three hours before the course begins. This period of time offers an opportunity to confirm funds have been received. Courses are listed on PST.

Invoice and contract available for organizations and university programs. Individual intensive courses are available for a different fee.

Groups interested in hosting a private intensive may contact us to discuss options. Please have at least 3 days and times (3 hours total each week for two weeks) available for scheduling.


Participants enrolled in the certificate program are offered the opportunity to apply and be selected to receive scholarship funds as often as they wish. Participants who are not in the certificate program may only apply for scholarship funds a total of 3 times in one year. Scholarship recipients must use the scholarship for the course applied for and cannot be postponed for future use unless requested in writing and approved in writing by the second session per course.


Each course is done virtually. A WIFI connection and device to participate is required. Participants are expected to use the video feature of their device to be in the course and participate fully. We are using the online platform ZOOM which offers chat room features, screen share features, video use, and recording. Each session per course will be recorded and made available for participants. I will also encourage participants to utilize the online collective Google document for notetaking in class so that all participants may add to and share their notes and have a discussion with others in the document. Closed captioning and recording of live classes may be offered if requested in advance.

Readings include a variety of texts that are at different reading levels and tiers. For each course the syllabus identifies the tier of each reading. Some participants may find tier 3 reading easier than one and readings are selected to challenge us to learn and create knowledge and unlearn through a variety of texts. Texts include films, advertisements, oral narratives, theories, videos, social media hashtag, online searches, music, poetry, and art.

A majority of readings are made available to participants. Some texts are required to purchase for the course and these texts fluctuate for each course as they are updated. The first priority is open source and access readings and texts, then hard copy texts.

All of the courses currently are offered and held in US English. Bianca’s first language is Spanglish and she knows as much ASL as she does HTML: enough to be dangerous but find the trash can. We are open to folks translating our courses for those who wish to purchase them to learn and to complement their learning experiences. I am fully invested in making this learning space as accessible as possible. This is a learning experience for me as well and I know I may have done something incorrect already and need to be told so I may correct. Please be in touch if you see something like this! Safety and access are community efforts.