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Prepare to change the world one system at a time.


The Systems Change Cohort is a six-month program designed for Teach For America alumni in Nashville.

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Build your leadership to expand your impact.

Join our Systems Leadership Cohort launching in April 2023! In addition to developing your own theory of action, this cohort will provide an opportunity for you to engage with Nashville community members who are bringing their own theories of action to life.

Applications for this cohort are now CLOSED. You can express interest a future cohort by clicking here. 

During the six-month cohort, you will:

  • Strengthen your community network through cohort members and speakers

  • Explore, develop, and refine your theory of action towards systems change 

  • Prepare for and commit to joining, leading, or starting a coalition

Cohort participants meet in person once a month 6 pm - 8 pm on Tuesdays, from April 2023 to September 2023.

April 18, 2023 - Intro Session

May 16, 2023 - Identify Your North Star

It is important to have a North Star that fits the needs of the context and is at the intersection of ambitious & achievable to focus the work and cut through the noise.

Guest Speaker: Christiane Buggs

June 20, 2023 - Understand the Ecosystem

It is essential to understand the ecosystem and identify your role within it - the needs of your community, and the assets you bring, and find the match.

Guest Speaker: Gini Pupo-Walker

July 18, 2023 - Create a Shared Theory of Action

A shared theory (or theories) of action is critical in order to identify the most impactful levers for change and prioritize the strategies to pursue.

Guest Speaker: Shana Berkeley


August 15, 2023 - Engage Stakeholders

Authentically engaging with stakeholders within the system allows you to identify key barriers, and get input on solutions.

Guest Speaker: Sam Wigand

September 19, 2023 - Closing Session

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