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IEL FY21 Impact

We design for impact: 1) our collaborative approach is focused on building sustainable leadership capacity that outlasts our presence; and 2) bringing multiple IEL resources to bear in targeted geographic communities allows us to deepen our impact.

The following FY21 data reflect the time period from July 21st, 2020 – June 30, 2021. 


IEL Roles Pie charts


of IEL program participants gained applicable knowledge from attending FY21 IEL events.

IEL programs prepared 3,113 youth for educational and professional success

IEL implemented 6 programs aimed at engaging and creating youth leaders in the community.


IEL does its work by innovating while building on what works. We: 
  • scale promising practices through research and data capacity
  • elevate and prioritize family and community engagement.
  • support a national network of leaders in education through our nationally recognized Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™)
  • support Community Schools implementation 
  • incubate and lead initiatives focused on increasing access to the economy for marginalized people and communities 
  • elevate all community voices to inform decision making


Virtual Convenings

IEL facilitated 306 virtual convenings, including webinars, workshops, network calls, and conference sessions for 8,872 community members.

Our 2021 Virtual National FCE Conference had 1,598 attendees for its 97 sessions. 

23,886 IEL social media followers on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

IEL social media posts increased by 55% from the previous year, which helped IEL gain over 2,602 social media followers.

Policy by the People

IEL launched its first policy agenda titled "Everyone is an Advocate". Over 450 people registered to be included in the webinar series that launched this agenda. 

Leadership Testimonials:

Is Anyone Better Off?

On Inclusive Decision-Making: Districts Reported more inclusive Decision-making policies and procedures embedded in their strategic plans. 2: On Cultivation of Leaders: More families & Community members built leadership capacity. Education Fellowship Program Fellows reported more involvement in policy. Leaders of Tomorrow Fellows Displayed increased confidence as leaders. 3: On equitable policies and practices: EPFP fellows reported generating e

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