APA Ambassadors Materials

The following resources have been created to support APA Ambassadors during their year of commitment.

Ambassador Toolkit

Designed from on-the-ground experience from fellow Ambassadors, this toolkit is a one-stop resource as you prepare to host your activities. In it you will find useful tips, guidelines, ideas, and approaches used by allied programs, and many other tools designed to support and inspire your work as an APA Ambassador.

No Small Plans

With support from the American Planning Association, a new Chicago-wide, civic education initiative by the Chicago Architecture Foundation intends to help teens and young adults understand what makes a good neighborhood. At the centerpiece of this "Meet Your City" initiative is a newly published graphic novel, No Small Plans, which will be distributed to 30,000 Chicago teens over the next three years through CAF's partnership with Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Public Libraries.

Use CAF's Reader Toolkit to explore the themes, characters and settings featured in No Small Plans. Annotated chapter guides — along with resources and activities — help readers take action on issues presented in the book on their own, with a friend or in a classroom.

Educator Materials

Resources are available for those interested in planning-focused youth programming, curriculum design, active civic engagement, or teaching strategies.

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Ambassadors Support

Orientation Materials and Webinars


APA Ambassador Orientation Webinar

February 2019 — online recording and presentation (pdf)

APA Ambassador Quarterly Webinars

July 2018 - online recording and presentation (pdf)

April 2018 — online recording and presentation (pdf)

October 2017 — online recording and presentation (pdf)

July 2017 — online recording

May 2017 — online recording


APA Ambassador Information Sheet

Required Surveys and Report Forms

1. Activity Report Form

One form must be completed for each activity

Online Form

Form (pdf)

2. Ambassador Evaluation Report

One form must be completed by each Ambassador by year end

Online Form

Form (pdf)

3. Attendee Survey

One form must be completed for each activity attendee either as an individual attendee or as a teacher on behalf of their students

For Individuals

Online Survey

Form (pdf)

For Teachers on Behalf of Students

Online Survey

Form (pdf)

More Helpful Resources

Sample Introductory Letter

Sample Thank You Letter

You Do What — Communicating What You Do

APA Career Development Resources

National Community Planning Month

Tip Sheet for Writing Blogs

APA Membership Flyers and Videos


The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare for It

APA Membership Benefits


APA Student Membership Flyer

AICP Candidate Pilot Program Flyer

Find Planning Programs in Your State

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning — Member Schools