Charter school leaders of color are a critical, yet overlooked, collective representing an estimated one-fourth of charter schools impacting over 335,000 students across the U.S. Single-site leaders of color not only embody diversity, but they reflect the cultural fabric of the communities and students served.
Charter leaders of color are valuable and necessary contributors to building a healthy, diverse and dynamic charter sector. For the charter sector to provide equitable education options, schools led by leaders of color must thrive.
We know how hard it is to run a school and simultaneously stay connected to opportunities to bring resources to create a high-performing school. The challenge can be even higher for leaders of color who may not have access to key networks.
We started the National Charter Collaborative specifically to build a community of leaders of color with the goal of supporting the success of your school and you, as a valuable, impactful leader.
Currently in a development phase, The NCC will provide school leaders of color with the following levels of support:
Host solutions workshops to provide professional development and pair experts and school service providers with leaders of color to address high-need areas
Hey, we’re just getting started, which is a great time to invite you to be a part of this movement to give voice to leaders of color running single-site charter schools.
We are very excited to announce the rollout of our first program – NCC Consultancy. We’re offering a unique opportunity for diverse leaders to benefit from expertise and high-quality services. Single-site school leaders of color are matched with vetted school support providers to support their initiatives to strengthen the outcomes for their school.
For our pilot we will hold convenings at the DC Charter Schools Conference, the California Charter Schools Conference and the National Charter Schools Conference.
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC.
Date/Time: June 13th 9:30am – Noon
The National Charter Collaborative is hosting a Consultancy Workshop — a unique opportunity for diverse school leaders to connect with peers and engage in consultations with high-quality service providers to design solutions to address shared challenges.
The session will include round tables on Finance and Operations, Human Capital and Talent Pipeline, Student Behavior, School Design and Innovation and Board Development with experts addressing your key questions.
Leaders will emerge emerge with ideas and opportunities to consider for your school.
To attend, you must sign up below. SPACE IS LIMITED TO 50 LEADERS. REGISTER EARLY.
The National Charter Collaborative was started by two women of color, Kim Smith and Trish Dziko, who connected through the Aspen Institute Pahara Fellowship geared toward leaders in education reform. Not wanting to shy away from big issues, Kim and Trish partnered to solve a national systemic problem in the charter schools movement — the lack of support for single-site charters led by people of color.