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Workshops and Convenings

Our most important role is to provide organizational and staff development support for charter schools (focused on single-site) led by leaders of color. The most effective way for us to reach everyone is through network events like workshops and convenings.

We host workshops at national or regional charter school conferences which provides us with a valuable opportunity to provide direct support on issues charter school leaders of color face in our core areas of focus — academic and behavioral supports, finance and operations, teacher development, innovation and fundraising.

To ensure charter school leaders of color, their schools, students and families have representation in the national education ecosystem, NCC also partners with other organizations to host events focused on policy, action agendas, political actions, etc.

Centering Communities
Why Charter Leaders of Color
Excel In a Crisis

Monday, February 1, 5:30-7:30 PM ET

Join the National Charter Collaborative (NCC) and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) on February 1, 2021 from 5:30-7:30pm ET for a conversation about the importance of community-centered charter schools, with a focus on how pivotal charter leaders of color are in reimagining education equity.


NCC’s inaugural cohort of Manati Fellows will share their reflections on what it means to lead schools and communities, particularly during a global pandemic and period of racial reckoning.


Naomi Shelton, NCC’s incoming CEO, will moderate a panel discussion with Karega Rausch, NACSA CEO; Rafiq Kalam Id-Din, Founder and CEO, Ember Charter School for Mindful Education, Innovation, and Transformation; Anpao Duta Flying Earth, Native American Community Academy Executive Director and Acting Executive Director at NISN; and Aasimah Navlahki, CEO of BES. The panel will discuss opportunities for students if we support, sustain, and grow community-centered charter schools led by leaders of color.