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Rise up For Equity: A National Summit on Community Schools and Family Engagement

We are proud to unite two of our flagship events, the Community Schools National Forum and the National Family and Community Engagement Conference, to bring you Rise Up for Equity: A National Summit on Community Schools & Family Engagement. Coming to Los Angeles on May 27-29, 2020! Learn more!

Community Schools Research Practice Network Seminar

Our Community Schools Research Practice Network Seminar brings together interdisciplinary scholars to share knowledge about the benefits of community schools, identify common areas for collaboration, and take action steps to address equity in our communities. By the conclusion of the seminar, participants will have gained fresh perspective on community schools, brainstormed new ideas and strategies on community schools research and practice, and expanded their network of colleagues. Learn more!

EPFP Washington Policy Seminar

The annual Washington Policy Seminar, a capstone event of IEL’s Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) focused this year on a timely theme: Navigating Education Policy Change. Nearly 300 EPFP Fellows from across the country are introduced to the federal policy, the federal-state interplay, and national trends dominating the present policy atmosphere. This diverse cohort of leaders for and in education spent four days learning together and sharing expertise. They emerged significantly more prepared to lead the charge within their own organizations and communities. Learn more!