At LatinxEd, we believe that those closest to the problem are closest to the solution. However, many of the unique barriers to opportunity facing Latinx families in North Carolina go largely undiscussed at decision-making tables when planning local and state investments and policy-making. There are persistent gaps in the process that prevent these strategic planning processes from being truly representative of the changing face of this state – specifically, a lack of representation of Latinx educators, non-profit, and community leaders. These leaders have first-hand knowledge of the educational challenges and opportunities facing this growing community.
Over this six-month immersive learning opportunity, Fellows will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in education advocacy and gain leadership experience as practitioners. While remaining in their field or profession, Fellows will receive ongoing leadership coaching and strategic communications support, alongside access to key educational leaders in North Carolina. Upon completion of the fellowship, each Fellow will receive a $2,000 stipend for their engagement.