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Congratulations on becoming a graduate of Spokes Hub! We hope this program has helped you develop your voice and better prepared you for advocating on issues that matter to you. 

Awards Pool

Graduates of Spokes Hub have access to the Awards Pool. Through the Awards Pool, graduates can receive financial rewards for specific types of public education work. Public education must be conducted on issues covered in the Spokes Hub program. Awards range from $100-$250 and are determined by the Spokes Hub coordinators. 

To access funding via the Awards Pool, applicants must:

  • Have completed a Spokes Hub cohort   
  • Have submitted a W9 tax form to Woodhull Freedom Foundation
  • Have a public education opportunity (planned activity) that is otherwise unpaid
  • Apply through the Awards Pool form in advance of the planned activity
  • Receive confirmation than the planned activity is accepted
  • Complete a Report Back form after the planned activity

Examples of Qualifying Work

Published Original Writing:

  • Op-eds or guest columns
  • Newsletter spots for allied organizations
  • Essays in anthologies 

Live Public Education

  • Panels 
  • Workshops and presentations
  • Student and classroom engagement
  • Meetings with allied groups

Media Engagement

  • Journalists
  • Radio and podcasts
  • TV spots

Activities that DO NOT qualify for the Awards Pool:

  • Legislative testimony or lobbying (anything under 501c4 activities)
  • Work that is already compensated 
  • Work that focuses on issues or topics unrelated to Spokes Hub
  • Projects that are on-going
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