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Ending the injustice of educational
Equity leaders know the importance
Brandon Lewis fights for educational equity because he believes that Black boys born in Alabama deserve a high quality education, just like he did.
Build the knowledge, skills, and netwo
"All these experiences empowered me to use my voice and experience in the classroom to be an advocate for the students I work with and their families.”
Brandon Henshaw reached out to LEE’s co
Kiersten Gibson-Cooper teaches more tha
Taylor McGraw is helping students in Ne
LEE members like Arlene and Tolu are ma
"People most directly impacted by educational inequity need to collectively work together to design and implement policy strategies and campaigns that can elevate the support of our most vulnerable communities."
"As much as I care about and am personally invested in ending educational inequity, I know that I can never care more than the parents and students themselves."
“It is important for me to be a connector, organizer and leader in my community to support all students and families on their journey.”
Given our colonized status, asserting our educational sovereignty is the antidote for ending educational inequity.
It shouldn’t come down to just one teacher saving a child; we need all adults and systems working together to make sure that every kid gets what they need and deserve.
When I truly reflected on those teachers, I realized that although I was helped, the majority of my classmates were left behind. This realization lit a fire in me to be a teacher like those I had, but to be that for all students.
All too often, policy happens “to” people instead of “with” them, especially in historically marginalized communities.
My coach always kept my values and goals at the top of her mind — we both wanted me to find a role that was right for me and my leadership.
Chicago native Kerease Epps knew growing up that the system she was a part of as a Chicago Public Schools student wasn’t one that gave all students a fair chance.
An intensive six-month program that builds leadership skills through individualized coaching, consulting and exclusive trainings, the Venture Fund & Fellowship is helping LEE members like Yannell take their civic ventures to the next level — and giving them a chance at up to $100,000 in funding.
ONE Houston scored a big win when the school district was persuaded to change its discipline policies. One Day Magazine asks, 'what's next?'
For LEE member Cymone Card, community organizing may be work that’s often overlooked, but she does it because of the powerful impact organizing can have.
Oakland Promise will engage nearly 200,000 children and families to help ensure that all students graduate high school with the expectations, skills, and resources to complete college and be successful in the career of their choice.
Returning to teach in his home town of Oak Cliff-Dallas, where the incarcerated far outnumber college graduates, Taylor Toynes quickly realized many of the students in South Oak Cliff lacked even the most basic school supplies. Undaunted, Taylor organized a community-wide response to meet the needs of over 1,000 students.
Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) members are part of a movement of leaders who share an enduring commitment to educational equity and a deep belief in the potential of every child.
Our mission at LEE is to inspire a diverse, enduring movement of leaders to engage civically within their communities to end the injustice of educational inequity.
Leadership for Educational Equity is a nonprofit leadership development organization inspiring & supporting a network of civic leaders to end the injustice of educational inequity.
Kelley Pomis’ career journey is taking her full circle to impact thousands of kids from the east coast to the Rocky Mountain West.
Few would have faulted LEE member Amanda Spoto if she had chosen to spend her Saturday somewhere else.
On any school day, Carlos Leon (10’) walks into Richard Green Elementary in the Twin Cities as a teacher-leader.
“What do you believe is important to our kids?”
For LEE members Milagros Barsallo and Veronica Palmer, it all comes down to family.