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March 17-19, 2023 Charlotte, NC

Join Us for The 8th annual CIA Event

Calling all gentlemen. We are excited to host the Community Impact Assembly 2023.
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The Community Impact Assembly is a three-day conference by and for male educators of color.

The conference focuses on building community among male educators of color nationwide while gaining leadership and professional skills to apply in the classroom/ an educational worksite.  

This year our theme is “Reground”; we are (re)grounding ourselves in our purpose, values,  and mission to build communities of male educators of color that have a profound additional impact on boys of color. 

CIA will be held at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, NC at 4800 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28217


The cost for attending the Community Impact  Assembly (for members and non members)  is $100. 

*Hotel accommodations are included.

If you need financial assistance to attend the conference, please complete the scholarship form. The scholarship is on a first come first serve basis. The application closes February 5 at 11:59p EST. 

Attention! If you are not a male educator of color, join us for community day!

Community Day kicks off the first day of an impactful weekend. It is an opportunity for community supporters and gentlemen to engage with critical topics impacting male educators of color. The morning will consist of a panel discussion and solution-focused breakout sessions. The afternoon will be service-oriented, where we will strategize with our educators about a challenge they are facing in the profession.   

Thank you to our Donors!

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Community Impact Assembly Agenda

Friday and Saturday will be held at Embassy Suites - 4800 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28217

Friday, March 17 -
Leah Rapley | leah@profoundgentlemen.org

Saturday & Sunday, March 18/19 - Wayne Terrell | wayne@profoundgentlemen.org

  1. 8:00a - 8:30a

    Check In

  2. 8:45a - 9:00a


  3. 9:15a - 10:15a

    Panel Discussion

    "We are not just one: Unraveling the male educator of color experience"

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  4. 10:20a - 11:20a

    Breakout Sessions

    “Developing Solutions for retaining male educators of color”
  5. 11:30a-12:45p

    Community Day Part 1 Close Out Session

  6. 12:15p - 1:30p

    Lunch Break and Networking

  7. 1:30p - 3:00p

    CORE Sessions

    “Collaborating with current male educators of color to support their impact in education”
  8. 3:10p - 3:30pm

    Community Day Close Out

  9. 6:30PM 9:30 PM

    Male Educator of Color Kick Off Social

  1. 9:30a- 10:00 am


  2. 10:00 - 10:45 am

    Learning Community 1

  3. 10:45 - 11:00 am


  4. 11:00 - 12:00pm

    Concurrent 1

  5. 12:00 - 12:15pm


  6. 12:15 - 1:15pm

    Concurrent 2

  7. 1:30 - 2:30pm


  8. 2:45p - 3:45pm

    Learning Community 2

  9. 3:45p - 4:00pm


  10. 4:00p - 5:00pm

    Concurrent 3

  11. 5:30p - 7:30pm

    Happy Hour

  1. 10:00a - 12:00pm


    Supperland - 1212 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205

We're excited to see you

Educators Registration

Please fill out your information below to register.

After filling out the form, you will be directed to a page with information on next steps for payment or members applying for a scholarship.

"Shoutout to our learning community facilitators. They did a great job connecting each of us as well as ensured that we were present & engaged."

Johnathan Moore

"This was a great session that caused me to reflect not only when I have been vulnerable but when I dismissed vulnerability for my boys of color in my classroom."

Tim Lindsey 

"I was appreciative that this platform allowed the gentleman to have a consistent dialogue all the throughout the CIA conference. I like how were were encouraged to share our experiences relevant to the subject matter for the conference."

Johnnie Jackson

"Overall, I loved being able to have the chance to build a community with like minded black men and dedicate my time to a space that was wholly dedicated to developing me as a person and a professional."

Darryl Gladstone