The Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship is an academic-year program that invests in Latino education leaders in the Greater Boston and Greater Houston areas. This program focuses on bringing together a talented network of Latino change-makers, cultivating effective Latino leaders, and providing long-term career development support. Throughout the fellowship, participants will participate in sessions focused on capacity building in the following areas:
- Practice storytelling through identity-development leadership frameworks based on Harvard Kennedy School’s (Marshall Ganz) Public Narrative Framework;
- Explore the organizational practices of local non-profits serving Latino children through a team-based consultancy that will allow participants to engage with stakeholders in the educational field;
- Receive personal coaching and support to maximize their experience.
The fellowship’s sessions are designed to increase self-efficacy around critical leadership competencies. Additionally, the intensive team-based consultancy in the Spring semester provides Fellows with opportunities to interact with education organizations across the local ecosystem.
“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
“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
“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
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS
The Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship invests in Latino education leaders in Greater Boston and Greater Houston. Applicants should reside within one hour of either city.
Tuition for the program is $3,500 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 late May. The remainder of the fee is subsidized through the fellow’s employer and Latinos for Education scholarship support. All selected applicants are provided with a partial scholarship based on their organization’s size, nonprofit status, or the fellow’s current role as a teacher.
Latinos for Education will actively support candidates to secure funding and help facilitate the conversation with the organizations where the fellow currently works. Sponsoring an employee’s participation in this highly selective fellowship is priced based upon the size of their home-organization in the following sliding scale:
To learn more about the Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship before applying, download and review the information in this webinar.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Learn more about the Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship by viewing responses to frequently asked questions: Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship FAQ.