Program Overview and FAQs

Program Description

The Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship is a 9-month program that supports Latino education leaders in Massachusetts, Houston, and the Bay Area to advance in their leadership journey and ultimately expand their sphere of influence in the education sector, so more of our students succeed. We support our Fellows through culturally responsive professional development and a strong network of Latino professionals locally with the ultimate goal of strengthening the following leadership competencies: 

  • Translating and communicating values into action through the Public Narrative framework. 
  • Understanding and leveraging Latino identity to develop professionally and increase influence in education. 
  • Growing as a Latinx educator leading DEI in education
  • Building knowledge of a complex policy world to advocate for positive change for Latino students and families. 
  • Learning and using data-driven and research-based frameworks that can help improve educational outcomes.
  • Advancing and empowering one’s career to positively impact more students.

Fellowship Learning Goals

Fellowship Learning Goals

“I haven’t felt so connected and supported by a community since my arrival to the United States. My development as a professional and member of the Latinx community has been amplified by my experience in the fellowship.”

– Francina Victoria

Francina Victoria
“The fellowship provided a space for me to reflect on the many issues that impact educational opportunities for Latinos. It helped me realize our opportunity as a united cohort of Latino education leaders.”

– Marvin Gutierrez

Marvin Gutierrez
“Our stories are what connect us and move us forward. I am grateful for the Latinos for Education staff and the fellows for providing me the space, time and support to reflect on my experiences and develop my story in service of my students and families.”

– Jennifer Aponte

Jennifer Aponte

Pedagogy & Delivery Methods

Fellowship curriculum is developed through evidenced based research, education leadership frameworks, case studies, and landscape assessments of leadership competencies needed to thrive in leading across K-12. All session content is vetted by Latinos for Education’s expert staff and our external facilitators, as well as assessed for impact via diagnostic and summative surveys.

Fellows will learn throughout the Fellowship via panels and guest subject matter experts, research-based case discussions, interactive activities (surveys, discussions, reflections), learning communities, and career exploration. 

The Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship runs from Fall 2022 through Spring 2023 in a HYBRID setting. Fellows must participate in all sessions.

Program Dates

  • September (Dates TBA) : Weekend In-Person Retreat
  • October 7, 2022: In-Person Session
  • November 4, 2022: In-Person Session
  • December 9, 2022: Virtual Session
  • January 13, 2023: Virtual Session
  • February 3, 2023: Virtual Session
  • March 3, 2023: In-Person Session
  • April 7, 2023: Virtual Session
  • May 5, 2023: In-Person Session

Tuition and Scholarship Information  

How much do I have to pay out of pocket?  

$300. Tuition for the program is $7,000 and includes all trainings, retreats, and materials. We are committed to keeping tuition costs accessible to applicants, and as such, the out-of-pocket expenses for fellows is capped at $300 to participate in the program. The fee is due when fellows accept their offer to participate in the fellowship around early-mid June. The remainder of the tuition is subsidized through the fellow’s employer and Latinos for Education scholarship support.

How is participation funded? 

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Latinos for Education will actively support candidates to secure funding and can help facilitate the conversation with the organizations where the fellows currently work. Please do not hesitate to contact info@latinosforeducation.org for any questions. 

I have more questions – who can I contact?

For additional information, contact National Programs Director, Dr. Rick Rodriguez, at rick@latinosforeducation.org.

Applicant Profile

What is the professional background of Fellows?

  • Employed by a Public School District, CMO, or Private K-12 education organization
  • Currently in a mid-level to senior-level leadership position (campus or central office)

What are the personal characteristics of Fellows?

  • Identify as Latino/a/x/e
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience
  • Commitment to education equity for Latinx students within their local ecosystem and nationally.
  • Desire to learn, grow, and expand their sphere of influence.
  • Personification of Latinos for Education’s core values.
  • Openness to new ideas and alternative perspectives of education leadership.