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Systems Transformation
Creating solutions tailored to local systems to support new ways to learn and work.
Leadership
Developing leaders to build capacity in and for communities.
Collaborate & Innovate
Partnering with communities to accelerate systems change.
Systems Transformation
Leadership
Collaborate & Innovate

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 Conference

Save the date for our 2022 Community Schools Forum and Family and Community Engagement Conference, happening June 1-3 in Los Angeles!

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RAMP Youth Highlighted By Office Of Juvenile Justice And Delinquency Prevention

IEL’s RAMP project supports youth with disabilities across the country to plan their careers. We are proud to see the work of IEL staff and our RAMP sites being highlighted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)!

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Apply to be a Fellow

Apply today to participate in the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), a professional development program for emerging and mid-level leaders. To apply, find the EPFP site nearest you.

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