Graduate Coalition Academy

The goal of the Graduate Coalition Academy (GCA) is to enhance participants’ ability to implement and evaluate their prevention plans.

There will be eight (8) day-long trainings in total, which will take place during the weeks of March 16-19, 2020 and May 11-14, 2020 near CADCA’s headquarters, located at 625 Slaters Lane Suite 300 Alexandria, VA 22314.  

Please note, coalitions are responsible for all travel (flights, car rentals, taxis, hotels, etc.) and meal expenses during the GCA training.

Application Process:

  • Coalitions will be required to submit the following coalition products. You should submit your most up to date versions of each. It is expected that the products will be updated after the coalition graduated from the Academy to reflect new data and strategies identified by the Coalition.
    • Community Assessment
    • Logic model for one substance (including data for each element)
    • Action plan for next year
    • Evaluation Plan
    • Evaluation Communication Plan
    • Sustainability Plan
       
  • Coalitions will be required to submit one (1) letter of recommendation from one (1) volunteer member (e.g., chair of leadership team, board or steering committee) that has been involved with the coalition for a minimum of two years.
     
  • Letter of recommendation should:
    • Provide information on why your coalition is best positioned to participate in this pilot
    • Describe how this training would help to advance your coalition 

All applications are due by Friday, Feb. 21, at 11:59 pm EST.

If you experience technical difficulties with the application, please contact training@cadca.org.

Please include the following in your email:

  • Meets all outlined qualifications
  • Community Assessment 
  • Logic Model for one substance (including data for each element)
  • Action Plan for next year
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Evaluation Communication Plan
  • Sustainability Plan
  • One letter of recommendation from one volunteer member that has been involved with the coalition for a minimum of two years