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Investing in leaders of color through the NEA Pathways Project - Don’t miss this opportunity to apply!

Are you passionate about racial and social justice? NEA’s Pathways Project has a perfect opportunity for you. 

The new initiative is seeking Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano, Native, Indigenous, American Indian, Black, Asian, Pacific/Islander, Native Alaskan and/or Native Hawaiian members to develop, test, and model leadership training skills. 

As part of the initiative, veteran leaders from those communities will benefit from access to additional opportunities to grow their leadership while serving as peer coaches for members of the cohort. 

This is a one-year research and development project. The project would initiate with the 2019-2020 fiscal year and conclude with the 2020 Conference on Racial and Social Justice. 

Educators are invited to apply online by Friday, November 1 at nea.org/pathways.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, November 22, 2019. 

Selected applicants/cohort members will be required to submit a signed Memorandum of Agreement.


Participants will be required to meet in person three times during the 2020 calendar year at the following meetings:

* NEA Minority Leadership and Women’s Leadership Training—Thursday, Jan. 23-Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Orlando, Fla. 

* NEA National Leadership Summit—Thursday, March 12-Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Orlando, Fla. 

* NEA Conference on Racial & Social Justice—Monday, June 29-Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Atlanta, Ga. 

There will also be virtual conferences between face-to-face meetings, as well as micro-learning activities for the cohort and peer coaches.  Dates are TBD based on the development of the program content and the needs of the participants and mentors. 

Selected peer coaches will be required to submit a signed Memorandum of Agreement.

Deadline to apply is this Friday, Nov. 1! Apply online at nea.org/pathways.

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