What is Growing Allies?
Apply now for the Growing Allies retreat-- Friday, February 22nd through Sunday, February 24th! Go to the Retreat tab (above) for an application.
Growing Allies strives to build a community of social justice allies to create a safe and inclusive environment at the University of Michigan and beyond. Growing Allies envisions a community where allies work together and support each other.
Each semester, we put on a variety of programs, including the semesterly retreat (For more information, check out the Retreat page). Some of other programs include informal community events, Professional Development Training for University staff, Workshops, Co-Sponsorships/Mini-Grants, presentations at professional and community conferences, and more.
There are many ways to get involved in the Growing Allies community!
The Collective is the main planning and central decision-making group for the Growing Allies program. The Collective is open to students, staff and faculty. For more information on getting involved in the Collective, email Linh Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Retreat Planning Team
The Retreat Planning Team works on planning and promoting the Retreat each semester. Tasks include revising curriculum, working on promotional materials, and interviewing and coordinating cluster facilitators. For more information on getting involved in the Retreat Planning Team, email Dustyn Wright at email@example.com
The Workshop Team organizes and plans ongoing workshop requests from Instructors and student groups. The Workshop Team works on curriculum, and helps individualize each workshop. For more information on Workshop Team, or to request a workshop, please email Ashley Legitime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Building Team
The Community Building Team works to plan ongoing program for Growing Allies community members (like you!). In the past, community events have included movie nights, documentary screenings, and social/study nights. For more information on the Community Building Team, email Amy Navvab at email@example.com
The Assessment Team was created to research the effectiveness of the Growing Allies program. Through data analysis and continued assessment of the Retreat Planning, Workshops and the Community Building Teams, the effectiveness of our efforts will be measured, as we continue to grow allies within the University of Michigan community. For more information on the Assessment Team, email Ashley Legitime at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, or with any questions, never hesitate to email email@example.com