Announcing the Co-designing with Families and Communities Fellowship

Are you a systems-focused educator in Alaska, Oregon or Washington? Have you been working to engage communities, families, and students in re-imagining a more equitable education system?

Despite efforts to involve communities and families, many education systems struggle to engage local partners beyond symbolic input. The Co-design Fellowship supports teams by centering community voices in re-designing education systems.

The fellowship is a year-long learning experience and community of action. We invite systems leaders to team up with educators, youth, families, and communities — particularly those underserved by our system — to apply.

Building from research from the Family Leadership Design Collaborative, the fellowship uses a cohort model where teams learn together and receive support over the course of a year. We provide an in-depth launch, quarterly online meetings, and small-group coaching. All participating teams will receive training, team coaching, and additional resources valuing $50,000.

Examples of co-design collaborations include teacher and principal hiring processes and family engagement policies.

Applications are due May 21, 2023, by 5 pm PT. The fellowship will launch in early June and continue for one year.

April 20 Information Session Recording

Further Reading

About FLDC

The Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) is a national network of scholars, practitioners, and family and community leaders who work to center racial equity in family engagement. Learn more at the Family Leadership Design Collaborative Website.


Published March 27, 2023

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