Become a SPEAK founder.
Apply to start a SPEAK chapter and make your city a place where everyone feels at home and where diversity is championed.
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We are so excited about your interest in joining this movement of inclusive cities! We’ve designed an application process with you in mind: by following 6 steps, you’ll learn more about what it means to be a SPEAK founder and feel out if the commitment and opportunity are right for you. To get started, complete the first 2 steps below. After that, we will get in touch with you to book the first interview.
The application process.
Step 01
Commitment check.
Managing a SPEAK chapter takes at least 20 hours per week. While you can do it alone, this work is challenging and that’s why building a team is important, so we highly recommend that you put together a team of 2-4 people.
Step 02
Application form.
Once you finish reading the commitment check, fill out the application form. This form will allow us to get to know you and your team better before your interview. 
Step 03
First interview.
We are eager to meet you, so we’ll have a video interview where we will learn about you and your team’s motivations. We will introduce SPEAK’s replication model and answer any questions you might have. We will schedule this interview once you fill out the application form the previous step.

Step 04
Organize a language exchange.
This step consists in organizing a language exchange, one of our most impactful events. Organizing a language exchange helps future SPEAK founders get a feeling for the time and energy involved with building a strong local community. It's also a chance for you to see if there's excitement around the process and the development of a SPEAK chapter.
Step 05
Second interview.
During this second and final interview, we will go over your experience hosting your first language exchange, talk about your expectations on becoming a SPEAK founder and go over the roadmap and agreement for your SPEAK chapter. We will also answer any questions you may have. 
Step 06
Onboarding.
This will be a trial period of up to 6 weeks. During this period, we will support you through your first steps and challenges as a potential founder. After this period, once all the steps and challenges are met, we will close the agreement for your SPEAK chapter.
Got questions?
Don't worry, we’re here for you! If you need help or have additional questions you can reach us at mariana@speak.social.
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