Trainer Strategist ~ Advocate
Channel Powe, has been a champion for communities, public schools, families and children for over a decade. She stands in the gap of racial inequities by using her experience, knowledge and influence to create equitable policies and resolutions.
Ms. Powe’s work as an equity activist began as a child advocate in Detroit, Michigan which led to the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County appointments to boards and commissions. She served two consecutive terms on the Balsz Elementary School District Governing Board with her term in December 2020. During her tenure as a school board member, she has led the adoption of nine equity-based Board Resolutions and policies that include; Recognizing Heritage months, Balsz ESD Commitment to Black Students and Black Lives, Civilian Oversight Board, Anti-Tabaco, Trauma Responsive, and Anti-Hate. She also championed a districtwide divestment from a prison industry vendor. In 2015, the Arizona School Board Association named Channel Powe Advocate of the Year.
Currently Ms. Powe serves as the CEO of Powe Power and is a Progressive Governance Academy Trainer, Local Progress Dare to Reimagine co-chair and Desert Botanical Garden Monarch Council member.
In her role as Balsz ESD Board President, Ms. Powe led the Board in a national search for a new superintendent. Serendipitously, the district appointed the first African-American woman to serve in that position on Juneteenth 2020. She also forged a partnership between Balsz ESD and 1619 Project Advocates of Arizona in order to train teachers to adopt The 1619 Project as supplemental curriculum in their classrooms.
Channel Powe’s vision and expertise in empowering and training those who seek systemic, universal change is invaluable.
Progressive Power Activist Training (PPAT) - Over 113 people in the state of Arizona have participated in Progressive Power Activist Trainings and went on to become;
Candidates for elected office
Political Party leaders
Precinct Committeemen and women
Neighborhood Association leaders
City Board Members and Commissioners