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Leadership Program for Educators

The Social Justice Educator Cohort (SJEC) is a year-long social justice leadership program for educators. This development program will bring together a group of dynamic Chicago educators to collaborate on projects that will advance racial justice in schools.

This free program is offered by It Takes A Village Family of Schools (ITAV) and the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP).

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• Understanding the ways structural racism shapes education, teaching, and students’ educational experiences.

• Understanding how identity shapes school processes, interactions, and learning.

• Developing pedagogical tools to integrate issues of racial justice in schools and classrooms.

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• Receive an honorarium and research funds to support their work in the cohort.

• Attend a 4-day professional learning workshop: Summer Education Workshop (SEW) June 10-13, 2024.

• Participate in monthly workshops throughout the year.

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For more information, please email