Blogs

Alumni in Action: Terrance Brown Jr. Brings Community Together to Solve Problems

Terrance Brown Jr., a Leaders of Color alum in Washington D.C., shares his motivation and drive to bring people together to solve systemic challenges in education and beyond.

July 18, 2024
Alumni in Action: Terrance Brown Jr. Brings Community Together to Solve Problems

Terrance Brown Jr., a Leaders of Color alum in Washington D.C., shares his motivation and drive to bring people together to solve systemic challenges in education and beyond.

July 18, 2024
2024 Mid-Year Impact Reflection

At the mid-way point of 2024, we are taking stock of the incredible progress our alumni have made across our sites in education policy, political and civic leadership, and community engagement. 

June 25, 2024
Natasha Cherry-Perez Helps New York's Children Attend High Quality Schools

Driven by the challenges she experienced in her daughter’s school search and the deep desire to help children in her neighborhood succeed, Leaders of Color alum Natasha Cherry-Perez works to improve education outcomes for all of New York's children.

Leaders of Color Announces Departure of Vice President Mike Bland

Today, Leaders of Color announced that Mike Bland will step down from his role as Vice President of Leaders of Color. Mike will continue to serve the program in an advisory capacity. Amber Davis-Prince, who currently serves as the Deputy Director of Program Operations, will lead the Leaders of Color program following Mike’s departure. 

April 29, 2024
Dr. Renee Akbar Trains Teachers for Success in Louisiana

Through innovative teacher training programs, Dr. Akbar is building a pipeline of teachers who have a deep commitment to practicing equitable teaching practices for New Orleans students, who are predominantly Black. Dr. Akbar’s work aims to address the national teacher shortage and the departure of educators in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

April 9, 2024
Alum Jason Sharif Builds Community in Memphis, TN

Leaders of Color alum Jason Sharif founded RESPECT the Haven CDC to serve the Whitehaven community in Memphis and remove those barriers to success. 

March 20, 2024
Leaders of Color Alum Advances to Run-Off in California Elections

March 19, 2024
Alum Letisha Vinson Brings High Quality Student Services to D.C.

To help set students up for success, Leaders of Color 2023 alum Letisha Vinson is working to establish a comprehensive wellness program for students in Washington, D.C.

March 12, 2024

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