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2023 National Community Schools & Family Engagement Conference

Registration Now Open for CSxFE23!

IEL is proud to host the 2023 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference!

This national conference brings together people from across the country who believe all children deserve a safe place to live and opportunities to learn and thrive.
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IEL works with leaders to eliminate systemic barriers in education and workforce development.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.