The Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship is an academic-year program that invests in Latino education leaders in the Greater Boston area. This program focuses on long-term support for Latino education leaders. Throughout the fellowship, participants will:
- Be exposed to 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 consultancy protocol that will allow participants to engage with stakeholders in the educational field;
- Have access to executive coaching to maximize their experience.
The fellowship’s capacity-building sessions are designed to increase self-efficacy around the following competencies: (1) Strategic Talent Management (2) Program Management (3) Civic Engagement and Public Policy (4) Evaluation of Educational Projects (5) Personal Development and Executive Coaching and (6) Intensive Team-Based Capstone Project
The first cohort of Aspiring Latino Leaders completed their fellowship experience in 2017. Learn more about the Boston 2017 cohort.
This is an intensive personal and professional development opportunity for those who believe our children deserve equitable access to educational opportunities. We are seeking catalysts: Latino education leaders between the ages of 26-35 years old from across the educational sector. We are cultivating a pipeline of Latino education leaders not traditionally brought together, to work through real-time problems of practice in this fast-paced immersive experience.
We encourage applicants to apply with work experience in any of the following areas:
- Traditional and Charter Public Education
- Education or Youth-Serving Organizations
- Policy and Advocacy
- Education Social Ventures
- Other organizations serving Latino children in the Greater Boston area
We are seeking candidates with the following qualities: (1) a commitment to educational equity for Latino children (2) a desire to learn, grow, and expand their sphere of influence (3) the personification of our organizational core values and (4) openness to new ideas and alternative perspectives.
- Priority Deadline: Sunday, April 22, 2018
- Final Deadline: Sunday, May 13, 2018
The fellowship is a highly-selective, immersive opportunity deeply rooted in cohort-based experiences. Therefore, attendance at all retreats and monthly, day-long trainings is mandatory. Selected candidates must submit a Manager’s Participation Agreement in order to matriculate.
- September 21-23, 2018: Launch Weekend Retreat
- Friday, October 12, 2018: Full-Day Training
- Friday, November 9, 2018: Full-Day Training
- Friday, December 7, 2018: Full-Day Training
- Friday, January 11, 2019: Full-Day Training
- Friday, February 8, 2019: Full-Day Training
- Friday, March 8, 2019: Full-Day Training
- Friday, April 12, 2019: Full-Day Training
- May 17-19, 2019: Closeout Weekend Retreat
“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 L4E 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
PROGRAM FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS:
Tuition for the program is $3500 and includes all trainings, retreats, and materials. Accepted fellows will pay $100 during the matriculation process and the rest of the fee will be subsidized through their employer and scholarship support. All selected applicants will be provided with scholarship funds to ensure personal finances are not a barrier to participation in this program. Therefore, all applicants are encouraged to answer the need-based scholarship questions during the general application process.
A portion of each participant’s tuition fee will be covered by the fellow’s employer. 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:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Learn more about the Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship by viewing responses to frequently asked questions.