IMPACT Edition Application Process

How to apply

Applications for the IMPACT Edition of Unpacking Racism for Action are accepted twice a year for fall and spring cohorts. Acceptance decisions for the IMPACT Edition are rendered on a rolling basis. All interested candidates must apply for full consideration. 

fall 2024 IMPACT Edition Dates & Deadlines

Check back this summer for application dates and deadlines for the Fall 2024 Virtual IMPACT Edition!

Ready to apply?

The application for the Fall 2024 IMPACT Edition will open for new submissions on August 1, 2024! Check back soon for details to apply! 

Program costs

Once accepted to the Unpacking Racism for Action IMPACT Edition program, all cohort members must pay a one-time registration fee to participate. Program costs in some instances may be covered in part or full by the participant’s employer. The registration fee for individual participants who do not hold NCRM membership is $375. The registration fee for NCRM members $275. 


A limited number of partial scholarships are available for individuals accepted to the IMPACT Edition cohort who may be experiencing financial hardship. For more information, please contact Arlinda Cathey, DEI Programs & Community Engagement Program Manager at

Frequently asked questions

All applications are reviewed by the NCRM DEI & Community Engagement team. Strong consideration is given to candidates who convey a sincere interest in attaining a greater understanding of racism and implicit bias for their personal and professional growth and can demonstrate a desire to positively impact their surrounding community. 

Each session is comprised of six sessions that are delivered over the course of 3 months/12 weeks. Each session takes place on a Wednesday evening from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. 

Dates for the upcoming Fall 2023 semester are outlined here.  

To fully engage with the program's curriculum, foster meaningful connections with cohort members, and develop an antiracist practice that will benefit you beyond your Unpacking Racism for Action learning experience, all cohort members are encouraged to attend ALL six sessions of the IMPACT Edition program. 

One excused absence is allowed, but multiple absences will hinder your ability to successfully complete the program. 

We encourage all participants that are actively employed to connect with their employer to see if they are willing to cover all or a portion of the program costs in support of their professional development.
Scholarship assistance is available to those who may be experiencing financial hardship.
Scholarship applications are only extended to candidates who have been accepted into the program, so if you are interested in participating in the program, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Cohorts are comprised of no more than 25-30 participants. If you were not selected for a previous cohort, we strongly encourage you to apply for the next session. 

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