Russlynn Ali Summer Fellowship

 

Applications for the 2018 Summer have now closed. Please stay tuned for more on our inaugural fellow cohort and for upcoming fellowship opportunities. 

The Organization

The Education Trust—West (ETW) works for the high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college, and Russlynn Ali served as the founding executive director of Ed Trust–West. ETW exposes opportunity and achievement gaps that separate students of color and low-income students from other youth, and we identify and advocate for the strategies that will forever close those gaps. We work alongside parents, educators, policymakers, and community and business leaders across the state in transforming public schools into institutions that serve all students well. Lessons learned in these efforts, together with unflinching data analyses, shape our state policy agenda. To learn more, please visit www.edtrustwest.org.

 

The Position

The Education Trust—West (ETW) seeks an inaugural cohort of Russlynn Ali Summer Fellows for 2018.  The goal of the fellowship is to support people of color and women entering policy and advocacy leadership by laying the foundation for current and future policymakers, researchers, advocates, and promising African American, Latinx and Asian/Pacific Islander educators to become lifelong leaders within California’s P-16  education ecosystem.  From June through August, Fellows will gain exposure to the issues, policies, and politics of the current California landscape through a cohort experience and will work on a project with an ETW team to advance educational equity and racial justice issues. These positions will be based in Oakland, California.