Campus Voices Fellowship

 
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We are looking for challengers, champions, and change-makers.

If you are an irrational optimist with the heart and the courage to use your voice to influence systemic change in education, we are looking for you.

An ideal candidate for our Fellowship:

  • Is a public school parent, educator, or administrator

  • Passionately defends the potential of all kids

  • Employs creativity and purposeful obstinance in the face of challenges or failures

  • Views tension and discomfort as natural precursors to growth

  • Willingly explores the implications of race and poverty on educational outcomes

If it sounds like you could fit in here, we invite you to join our movement. You can find our application here.

I am completely dedicated to expanding educational opportunities for all students in my career, and I consider Leadership ISD’s civic leadership experiences invaluable as I continue to pursue my goals.
— Chris Fraser (Harris '18), Senior Dean, Relay Graduate School of Education
 

CAMPUS Voices Fellowship Commitments

We know that our Fellows are busy professionals and civic leaders who have many responsibilities. We pledge to use our time together with utmost efficiency and maximum meaning so we can achieve remarkable results in limited time. Your presence in the Fellowship is not just about what you will get out of the program, it is about what you will give. As a Fellow you will be 1/40 of the cohort, and a session will be incomplete without you there.

Attend Orientation and monthly Saturday seminars.
Each session runs from 9am – 3 or 4pm. Dallas Schedule | Tarrant Schedule

Complete pre-session work.
Pre-session materials will be posted at least a week before a meeting, should take no more than 2 hours to complete, and will provide background information on the upcoming session topic.

Attend a school board briefing/meeting.
Board meetings are held by school districts each month. You may attend a board meeting for any district in the county.

Participate on an Action Team.
The cohort will be broken up into small action teams focused on helping to propose, pass, or evaluate a policy to eliminate disparities and improve student outcomes. The time commitment will vary depending on the scope and timeline of the project, but will be around 3-5 hours per month.

Explore various school models.
Around 20 different campus visits will be scheduled throughout the year. Since these are usually held on a weekday morning and last about 1.5 hours, we know they may be difficult for campus staff to attend, but you will have the option to participate in as many as you are able.

CAMPUS VOICES TUITION

Leadership ISD is a tuition based program with the following fee structure:

  • $500 for educators

  • $1,000 for school administrators and community members

Leadership ISD works hard to make sure that tuition cost is not a barrier to participation. Generous scholarships are available for individuals in need of financial assistance. Scholarship applications do not factor into Fellow selection and are sent out after we have selected our cohort.