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Creating solutions tailored to local systems to support new ways to learn and work.
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Developing leaders to build capacity in and for communities.
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Systems Transformation
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We cultivate racial healing and justice, disability inclusion, and economic equity in over 400 communities. We catalyze community-driven leadership across our education, health, and employment systems inspiring equitable futures for youth and families.

IEL works with leaders to eliminate systemic barriers in education and workforce development.

Prepare

Prepare

We prepare leaders of all ages, stages, and contexts who can work effectively across sectors. IEL leaders are champions of equity in their communities, states, and the nation.

Support

Support

We implement improved and inclusive decision-making processes, systems, and practices that ensure that all voices—particularly those of marginalized groups—are elevated and heard.

Mobilize

Mobilize

We disrupt the status quo by boldly identifying and mobilizing leaders to foster equity and address injustices and systems that perpetuate discrimination.
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Because of [IEL’s] Project I4, our students are being educated by like-minded educators who are committed to equity for all, 100% of the time.

Jennifer, North Carolina

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2022 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference (CSxFE)

Registration for our 2022 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference, happening June 1-3 in Los Angeles, is now open!

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Leaders of Tomorrow Guidebook

We're excited to share "Leaders of Tomorrow: Immigrant & Refugee Youth - A Guidebook on Leadership Development." Leaders of Tomorrow is a leadership program developed by IEL with a curriculum co-created by immigrant and refugee youth.

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Family Engagement can help Increase attendance

Panelists including IEL Vice President for Leadership and Engagement Kwesi Rollins, share strategies on using data, building targeted teams, and more to curb chronic absenteeism in the return to full in-person learning.

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Register now for the 2022 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference (CSxFE) in Los Angeles!

At this conference, over 3,000 participants will engage in a plethora of learning and networking opportunities designed to increase their knowledge of Community Schools and Family Engagement, sharpen their skillsets to lead collaboratively and implement effective strategies. Regardless of your role within the education eco-system (parent and youth leaders; school and district leaders; community organizers and union activists; elected officials; community school coordinators and initiative leaders; education, justice and health system professionals; early childhood educators; university partners; disability advocates; researchers; and more), this convening is for you!

So, join us, and let’s soar to new heights together!

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