If your civic engagement this election season was solely left to social media posting and getting out to vote on election day, I would like to welcome opportunities for you to do more. The core to LEE’s work is to equip you with the tools to advance educational equity in New Jersey, through policy, advocacy, organizing and elected office. That means there are opportunities at every level for you to get involved. I hope the results from our national elections have sparked a fire in you to get more involved and I am eager to support you in getting that done.
Here are a few ways you can get started today!
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Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) aims to inspire a diverse, enduring movement of leaders to engage civically within their communities to end the injustice of educational inequity.
LEE develops leaders: They offer a variety of resources dedicated to helping our members realize their leadership potential so children across the nation have the opportunity to realize theirs. LEE is a growing a movement: LEE believes we all have a role to play in achieving educational equity. They connect members to one another and to partners in the broader movement for educational equity.
Events- Check out the Calendar Page or below for free weekend summits across the country.
The Diversity in Public Leadership Summits are free weekend workshops held across the country for LEE members from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in public leadership to learn about pathways to dismantling systems of inequities and oppression. Participants deeply examine their personal identities, past experiences, and visions for change while building community with other LEE members.
“The Diversity in Public Leadership Summit helped me to uncover the various elements of systemic change by challenging me to think more deeply about the root causes of various social issues within each of our communities. It has enabled me to refine my own vision and theory of change by identifying the barriers that have prevented me from effecting meaningful change through public leadership.” — Bruce Leal, 2016 Diversity in Public Leadership Summit participant (TFA Hawaii '14)
In 2018, workshops will be held at the locations below. Please note that some summits are identity-specific; only apply to those summits if you share that identity.
Latin@/x Identities | Los Angeles | May 4–6, 2018 LGBTQ People of Color | New York | August 3–5, 2018 East Coast | Washington, D.C. | October 19–21, 2018 South | Memphis | November 30–December 2, 2018
“This summit really was the self-care I needed to take my passion to the next level.” — Monique Brown, 2016 Diversity in Public Leadership Summit participant (TFA Eastern North Carolina '14)
Who should apply? The Diversity in Public Leadership Summits are for LEE members who identify within communities of color that are traditionally underrepresented in public leadership roles. Attending a summit may be particularly useful for second-year corps members or recent alumni who are considering ways to create systemic change beyond the classroom.
Take next steps to advance your leadership with LEE or another organization. LEE will cover all travel and lodging costs associated with participation. Attend a Diversity in Public Leadership SummitApply Now
Virtual Trainings on Policy and Advocacy
Before the Movement: How to build the collective voice? If you are interested in building a collective group of like-minded voices, but not sure how to begin...this is the event for you! This Spring, LEE’s Policy and Advocacy team will host virtual trainings to support members who are seeking to embark on a career in policy or advocacy. These trainings will provide members with tools, tips, and tailored support to land their first role in policy or advocacy. For more information, contact your Regional Director, Jay Artis-Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.