Identify, certify, hire, and support BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Women and Girls, Trans and Gender non-conforming, and other members of underserved, marginalized communities in ASSERT Empowerment Self Defense and assist them in establishing programs in their local communities.
- Certify at least one Program Manager Level and one Instructor Level ASSERT CAI per interested marginalized community to implement ASSERT ESD programs, per year.
- Establish a minimum of 3 regularly scheduled ASSERT Empowerment Self Defense programs, including stand-alone workshops and on-going classes, in distinct locations within the workable area of each of CAI.
- Establish relationships with a minimum of three CAI-local area organizations with whom CAIs can work to provide additional classes and workshops.
- Expand this network by a minimum of new 10 locations per year, and by a minimum of 1 new instructor to existing locations per year.
Establish Certified Instructorship as a viable career path for community members and leaders.
Encourage innovation through continuing education, peer-to-peer sharing and mentorship among the network.
Increase reach and capacity of available ASSERT ESD programs within affected communities.
Increase influence of ESD Education across localized demographics – whether geographic, socio-economic, gender or sexual identity based, race, ethnicity, and other determinants.