Application

Please complete the form below

Speak to your experience building or improving an organization; Identify a leadership role you play in any former (last 2 years) or current organization; Talk about bottoms up, grassroots building.

Share your thoughts around equity issues that impact Black and brown communities like education and school reform, carceral systems, environmental justice, or other passion issues

Speak to any examples of what you have done in the community over the past 3-5 years that has had some kind of impact; Identify 3 community stakeholders that would support you and/or you would be a champion for them; Speak about the importance of community organizing; Talk about any community organization you are affiliated with and, if any, leadership role you play with the organization; Talk about major issues that are facing your communities.

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Leaders of Color 2022 Application

The Leaders of Color program works to improve education outcomes for Black and Latino children by identifying, training and elevating Black and Latino community leaders to create civic and political change.

The Leaders of Color program is seeking Black and Latino community leaders who aspire to improve the local, state, and national education systems through public service and civic engagement in their communities. Our goal is to create an ecosystem of Black and Latino leaders who may not typically have the opportunities and institutional support to run for public office, helping them develop the skills and leadership experiences needed to make a global impact.

We work to support community leaders with tools, network, and knowledge so they can become powerful political and civic leaders in their communities. Here’s how we do it:

Training – With 70 hours of training, our intensive program equips our fellows with the skills, knowledge, and network to become education equity leaders through political and civic engagement.

Coaching – We support our alumni with ongoing personalized coaching to achieve tangible results in civic change.

Network – We work to build connections in Black and Latino communities to build power and increase equity across sectors.

Ideal candidates will possess the following core competencies and characteristics:
- Have demonstrated a deep commitment through action or orientation to the movement for educational excellence and equity
- Are committed to achieving educational outcomes that benefit Black and Latino children
- Are action-oriented leaders who have a history of community relationships and connections
- Are committed and believe in public service as an extension of leadership
- Have vision and purpose
- Are interpersonally savvy

If this sounds like you, please complete the application below! Please share this application with others in your network who you think would benefit from the Leaders of Color program.

This application will close on December 1, 2022.

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