Pulitzer Center Update September 21, 2022

Applications Open: The 1619 Project Afterschool Partnership Program

Graphic reading: 1619 Afterschool Partnership Program. Paid, virtual opportunity. Applications due October 9, 2022.

How can The 1619 Project and other underreported stories from the past and present sharpen students’ critical thinking, empathy, and communication skills? How can we integrate the lessons and themes from The 1619 Project into the rich landscape of out-of-school time programs?

In this paid, virtual program, a small cohort of afterschool education professionals will explore these questions in community with other passionate out-of-school time educators, award-winning journalists, and the Pulitzer Center education team.

Educators in the 1619 Afterschool Partnership program will engage in six professional development workshops designed to support them in planning and implementing activities that introduce The 1619 Project and its themes to their students. Educators will be provided with a bank of activities that can be implemented as-is or adapted for use in their context. Partners will then implement and evaluate the activities with their students between December 2022 and February 2023.

Click here to learn more about The 1619 Project, a multimedia journalism initiative that illuminates the legacy of slavery in the contemporary United States, and highlights the contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of American society.

Applications are due Sunday, October 9 at 11:59pm EDT.

Upon successful completion of the program, Partners will be provided with …

  • A $400 stipend, disbursed in February 2023 upon completion of all program requirements
  • 1619 Afterschool Partner digital badge

If you have questions after reading the eligibility requirements and program details below, please reach out to us at [email protected].

The Pulitzer Center seeks to forward diversity, equity, and inclusion through our programs and partnerships. Please review our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement for more information on our commitments. Educators from historically marginalized backgrounds, and educators who are teaching students from historically marginalized backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply.


This program is open to all afterschool professionals who support students in grades K-12 in the United States and U.S. territories. Educators may work in schools, school districts, nonprofit organizations, libraries, or carceral facilities, among other settings. Applicants must be currently leading afterschool programming virtually or in person, and plan to continue working in their current setting at least through February 2023.

This program is open to both instructors and administrators, so long as the applicant is able to oversee the implementation and evaluation of 1619 activities with a group of students in the fall/winter of 2022-23. All Partners will facilitate their activities between December 1, 2022 and February 17, 2023.

Because all sessions will be held virtually, applicants must have stable internet access and a computer with a webcam and microphone.

Partnership Requirements:

Partners will participate actively in six professional development workshops between October 2022 and February 2023 (schedule below). Workshops will provide opportunities to engage with underreported stories and the journalists who cover them in The 1619 Project and beyond. Partners will also examine strategies for engaging students safely and meaningfully in historical analysis and media literacy, and build community with a group of out-of-school time educators committed to racial justice education.

With the support of the Pulitzer Center education team, all partners will then…

  1. Facilitate at least one activity using resources from The 1619 Project during fall 2022 or winter 2023 with a group of students in their afterschool program
    • A bank of activities created by the Pulitzer Center education team will be available to educators on Mizzen, a free platform for afterschool professionals. Learn more about the activities here. These activities can be implemented as-is, or adapted by Partners for their contexts.
  2. Evaluate their students’ learning and provide documentation of the activities facilitated by sharing both of the following:
    • A short write-up and/or recorded presentation describing the activities implemented
    • Student exemplars, reflections, and/or images and video that capture learning from the activities
  3. Complete a post-program evaluation survey

Timeline, Programming, and Key Dates:

Regular programming will consist of required cohort workshops, and optional reading groups. Reading groups are times to engage in-depth with the resources that make up The 1619 Project as learners.

In addition to one highly encouraged 1-on-1 consultation in December, your program advisor will be available to you via email and for meetings to offer support throughout the program.

*Note: Partners are expected to attend all programming in bold below. Other programming is optional.

  • Wednesday, October 19, 1:00-2:30pm ET: Workshop I (orientation)
  • Thursday, October 27, 7:00-8:30pm ET: 1619 reading group
  • Wednesday, November 2, 1:00-2:30pm ET: Workshop II
  • Wednesday, November 16, 1:00-2:30pm ET: Workshop III
  • Thursday, November 17, 7:00-8:30pm ET: 1619 reading group
  • Wednesday, November 30, 1:00-2:30pm ET: Workshop IV
  • December: 1-on-1 consultations with your program advisor
  • Thursday, December 15, 7:00-8:30pm ET: 1619 reading group
  • Wednesday, January 11, 1:00-2:30pm ET: Workshop V
  • Thursday, January 19, 7:00-8:30pm ET: 1619 reading group
  • Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19: The 1619 Project Education Conference
  • Wednesday, February 22, 1:00-2:30pm ET: Workshop VI (closing celebration)

Early on in the program, Partners will be asked to select a timeline for activity implementation that works well for their programming. All Partners should facilitate their activities between December 2022 and February 2023.

Click here to apply for the Pulitzer Center’s 1619 Afterschool Partnership program. Applications are due Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT.

If you have additional questions, please contact us by emailing [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!