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We cultivate spaces for leaders of color invested in social justice to challenge inequities in education, strengthen local organizations led by people of color, and foster community partnerships.

EduLeaders of Color R.I. is focused on education, but works at the intersection of all fields to unite, support and empower people of color.

Our Story

EduLeaders of Color R.I. network was launched in November 2016, with the goal of recruiting, supporting, and developing talented leaders of color in Rhode Island who are committed to expanding educational opportunities for our most underserved students and communities. EduLeaders of Color RI is constructed on a belief that a network of like-minded educators is a powerful means of providing peer-to-peer support and professional development; serves as a strong voice in education advocacy for addressing educational inequities; and promotes schools in which cultural proficiency and equitable educational opportunities are the norm. Members include principals, assistant principals, district administration, and education non-profit leaders.

Core Principles

Theory of Action

EDULEADERS OF COLOR R.I. RECEIVES GRANTS FROM NELLIE MAE EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT EDUCATORS OF COLOR AND EQUITABLE CLASSROOMS.

EduLeaders of Color Rhode Island, in partnership with the Center for Collaborative Education, is pleased to announce the receipt of grants from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and the Rhode Island Foundation. The awards will fund EduLeaders of Color RI’s ongoing work to support prospective and existing educators of color in Rhode Island in the program’s effort to expand educational equity. Read the press release here.

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