To be ANTE UP! Certified is to be prepared for a changing world.
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 your communities.
BENEFITS OF OUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
- Training and workshops in power and justice theories and frameworks
- Priority enrollment in courses
- Access to Bianca in one-on-one coaching and support sessions
- Curriculum and course development experience
- Opportunities to connect and build networks with others in the certification program
- Exclusive opportunity to co-teach courses, current and new
- Licensing agreements for intellectual property if new materials offered
ANTE UP! certification is about more than passing a class or writing a paper; it’s about creating your community collaboration philosophy and having the opportunity to put it into practice. It’s about identifying how to align your fees with your commitment to accessibility and economic justice. It’s about honoring your worth and committing to interdependence. It’s a reminder that you deserve not only a living wage but a thriving one. Above all it’s about putting critical thinking into caring practice. At ANTE UP! curiosity is honored and encouraged.
Of course, it’s also about classes! The core of certification is a 10 class program as well as participating in at least one ANTE UP! SAR. Visit the certificate requirements section to learn more about what the requirements are to obtain an ANTE UP! certification.
(link will take you to a Google Form, once you’ve filled it out we will contact you to review your application).
The cost of ANTE UP! Certification covers participant fees for
- 10 classes (4 hours each)
- One 3 day SAR (or two advanced SARs (14+ hours each)
- Two coaching and support sessions with Bianca Laureano
Participants can earn up to 60 AASECT CE credits.
Certification fees are $3900 and may be paid in full or in 3 customized installments.
All classes are live and are four hour intensives. All classes are capped at 20 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 representation, accreditation and certification fees, and planning for the future.
REGISTER to become ANTE UP! certified!
WHY THE PRICE?
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 classes 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 led by those most impacted. This is why we ANTE UP!
We have offered scholarships since 2018 and plan to continue to do so. At this time we are re-imagining a more sustainable way to offer scholarships. There will be an application of some sort. If you are interested in this option now and wish to discuss please contact Bianca at AnteUpPD@gmail.com.
ANTE UP! is now fiscally sponsored by the SPM Disability Justice Fund, a 501c3 organization dedicated to supporting disability justice projects led by disabled people of color, which Bianca helped found in 2020. We accept donations and all donations over $100 will receive a charitable receipt from SPM Disability Justice Fund. You may donate to ANTE UP! and our scholarship fund here or scan our QR code below.
Access is important and at ANTE UP! we want to ensure you get your needs met. All classes are offered virtually and engagement and participation is expected and encouraged. A WIFI connection and device to participate is required (i.e. computer, tablet, smart phone). Participants are expected to participate as fully as possible which includes participating in the chat, using emojis, turning camera on or off as needed, and sharing verbally or through an interpreter. We are using the online platform ZOOM which offers chat room, screen share, video use, and more. CART, ASL or BSL may be offered if requested in advance.
Readings include a variety of texts that are at different reading levels. For each course there is a website which holds the syllabus and the readings which include books, films, blog posts, advertisements, archives, oral narratives, videos, theories, poems, artwork, journal articles, social media hashtags, online searches, music, art, interviews, images, and many more resources to help us learn together.
The first priority is open source and access to readings and texts first, then hard copy texts. A majority of readings are made available to participants. Some texts are only available through purchasing them or asking your local library to purchase and make available. These texts that require purchase are suggested readings.
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.