Promotorx Transformative Educators


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Explore teaching from a grassroots education approach, get hands-on experiences, and explore your passions through an educational lens.
Receive a $600 stipend towards your financial aid for participating each semester.

What is the Promotorx Transfomative Educator Program?

The Promotorx Transformative Educators Program provides students who are passionate about issues in education an opportunity to explore, research, and develop their action. 

The program includes: 

- Educational Enhancement Activities

- Teaching Activities

- Opportunities to attend conferences 

- Participation in HSU's social justice and equity events

Through individual contracts, the program supports the fellows in designing an action research project. 

Led by Dr. Marisol Ruiz-Gonzalez and the DHSI program staff, this program supports each fellows personal interests, passions and goals. 


Current Session Information: Spring 2022

For the Spring 2022 session, some of our sessions might be done via Zoom due to HSU regulations.

  • Space is limited to 20 participants.

  • Priority will be given to students who are

    • (1) preparing for credential programs,

    • (2) who are interested in issues of social justice and education,

    • (3) who are in the junior or senior year,

    • (4) who are bilingual in English and Spanish,

    • (5) who agree to the schedule- working with youth or children and attending a conference.

However, all students – including freshmen and sophomores who are interested in learning more about education and teaching are encouraged to apply.

As with previous sessions, the Transformative Educators Fellows agree to about 40 hours worth of work . The Spring session includes understanding education, understanding teacher tools, learning teacher techniques, community work, and preparation for conference presentations.

Participants will:

  • (1) meet weekly in HGH 117 until March 14th and HGH 227 from March 21st - the end of the semester,

  • (2) participate in at least one of the following conferences: CA NAME Conference on March 26 (location TBD), Multicultural Education Conference in Sacramento (date TBD)

  • (3) volunteer at one of these schools for a total of 5 days: Arcata High Black Student Union and Latinx Club, Eureka High AP Spanish Period 6, Fortuna High Spanish for Native Speakers, Loleta Community center -working with children and families, Del Norte High- VIRTUAL


Spring 2022 Application Process:

  • Fill out google form application using your HSU login.

  • Agree to curriculum and tasks for the semester.

You will be notified of your acceptance Monday, January 10th 2022.


These programs are funded by Cal Poly Humboldt's DHSI: Education project and the College of Professional Studies.