Blogs

Leaders of Color Alumni Profile: Dr. Lessie Branch

The Leaders of Color program launched in 2018 to elevate the tremendous talent of community-based leaders of color. Since then, more than 200 leaders have emerged from the program ready to bring change to their communities. These are their stories. Meet Dr. Lessie Branch, a Leaders of Color alum from our class of 2022 in New York.‍

November 16, 2022
Leaders of Color Alumni Profile: Dr. Lessie Branch

The Leaders of Color program launched in 2018 to elevate the tremendous talent of community-based leaders of color. Since then, more than 200 leaders have emerged from the program ready to bring change to their communities. These are their stories. Meet Dr. Lessie Branch, a Leaders of Color alum from our class of 2022 in New York.‍

November 16, 2022
Leaders of Color Alumni Profile: Allan Rogers

Meet Allan Rogers, a graduate of the Leaders of Color program in Washington D.C. Allan is an advocacy director at an organization that works with homeless and housing insecure people.

October 26, 2022
Leaders of Color Alumni Profile: K Durell Cowan

The Leaders of Color program launched in 2018 to elevate the tremendous talent of community-based leaders of color. Since then, 116 leaders have emerged from the program ready to bring change to their communities. These are their stories. Meet K Durell Cowan, a Leaders of Color alum from our class of 2022 in Memphis. 

September 13, 2022
Elections 2022: Leaders of Color Win Seats in Memphis

Following an impressive slate of wins in the May primaries in Shelby County, Tennessee, we are thrilled to announce that four Leaders of Color have officially won their County Commission seats! ‍

August 5, 2022
Getting - and Keeping! - Black Educators in the Classroom

People of color represent about 40 percent of the population and 50 percent of students. While the Latino and Asian-American teacher workforce is growing, the share of Native American and Black teachers in the workforce is actually in decline. We need to help more educators of color stay in the classroom.

July 26, 2022
2022 Election Wins in New York!  

On June 28, 2022, New York City residents voted for four Leaders of Color to represent them in leadership positions across the city! We are proud to congratulate Clarisa Alayeto, Yadhira Gonzalez-Taylor, Malynda Rascoe, and Ramdat Singh for their wins! We look forward to more wins and greater representation for our communities, families, and children.

July 20, 2022
Leaders of Color Represent Historic Gains in Political Representation

Leaders of Color achieve historic wins in Memphis and Louisiana in 2022. 

Leaders of Color Alumni Profile: Asya Howlette

The Leaders of Color program launched in 2018 to elevate the tremendous talent of community-based leaders of color. Since then, 116 leaders have emerged from the program ready to bring change to their communities. Meet Asya Howlette - a Leaders of Color alum from our class of 2020 in New Orleans. 

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