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    Why Work Here?
    We have a diverse, inclusive and collaborative work environment that encourages creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and the professional growth of each team member.

Our Team

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is comprised of talented, passionate people who are ready to lead in innovative ways that make a difference. Each of us is committed to working together to end educational inequity nationwide.

Our Culture and Values

Meaningful Impact
We work to meaningfully and measurably ensure that all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education and achieve their potential. We understand there is no single set of solutions that will work in every community. We encourage our members to critically engage and develop impactful, thoughtful solutions. Ultimately, our guiding question is, “How will this create life-changing opportunities for all children in our communities?”

Member Driven
We exist to help our members have the greatest possible impact on opportunities available to children in their communities. Our programming, resources and strategies are designed to increase the engagement and effectiveness of our members working at all levels to pursue educational equity.

Achieving educational equity requires bold solutions from informed and purposeful leaders grounded in the experience of teaching in low-income communities and the deep belief in the potential of all children. We believe that when our members reach positions of influence, they will help to change policies to ensure all children can receive an excellent education.

Collective Action
All of us have a role to play in achieving educational equity and our impact will be greater if we are organized and connected. We help our members to build power and amplify their collective voice. We also work to connect our members with partners in the broader movement for educational equity.

All Voices
We will succeed in our mission only if we actively engage all of our members and work side by side with communities to bring the full diversity of solutions and perspectives to these challenges. In particular, we actively seek the voices of the individuals who share the racial and economic backgrounds of students most impacted by pervasive inequality, because they can bring an essential perspective to education policymaking that has traditionally been under-represented.

Continuous Learning
As a young organization, we operate with an entrepreneurial spirit, learn from our experiences and continuously improve. As we work to build the leadership capacity of our members and their impact, we operate with a sense of urgency and an emphasis on action and learning.

When Work Works

LEE is honored to be selected for the 2016 When Work Works Award recipient, which  acknowledges how LEE’s commitment to employee health, well-being, and engagement is supporting our mission to end educational inequity! Read more on the blog.

Staff Testimonials

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Sally Mayes
Senior Director, Organizing Leadership
Working at LEE enables me to do work that I love with passionate, smart people. It also allows me to travel to amazing places around the country, and when I'm home, I can work in my sweats. #WeAreLEE
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Sarah Cusick
Director, Leadership Development and Coaching
All famiLEE members live out our core values each and every day—from truly embracing continuous learning in a willingness to try and learn from new things, to being member driven in every goal set and program planned. Our members are inspiring, and it is energizing to know everyone else at LEE is working equally hard to develop the leadership of our base so we can see real change for kids. #WeAreLEE
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Peter Nalli
Director, Strategy and Operations
Working at LEE means that you are working to activate a diverse, thoughtful, intelligent and inspirational group of individuals to change the world. There is tremendous pleasure in supporting the leadership of people who are committed to social justice and to continuing to act on the values that led them to join Teach For America in the first place. #WeAreLEE

Current Openings


The Director of Candidate Development will manage a team of Managers of Candidate Development to provide high-impact expertise to advance our members’ skills and effectiveness their personal leadership development.


The Director, Venture Launch, leads efforts to build a robust, diverse pipeline of prospective leaders and supports members in planning, piloting, and pre-launch of new organizations aimed at changing policies or systems to further educational equity.


The Manager of Research & Support will develop resources that will develop LEE members interested in education policy and advocacy, both civically and professionally and will manage LEE’s member-driven policy resource request system.


The Manager, Accounts Receivable manages all of LEE’s accounts receivable transactions as well as inter-company invoicing, accounting and monthly reconciliation process, ensuring that transactions are kept to the highest of standards.


The Program Manager, Community Organizing will be responsible for the development and execution of the overarching programmatic strategies for inspiring, developing and supporting members to pursue and sustain careers in community organizing. 

Newark, NJ

The Manager of Organizing Strategy will be responsible for the successful execution of community organizing leadership development toward collective action for educational equity in two regions: Newark, NJ and Atlanta, GA.

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