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Mosaic Fellowship

Fellowships to Tennessee Leaders of Color to
Strengthen and Improve Public Education in the State

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Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition

Deadline Date:

09/19/18 5:00 PM CST


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Fellowships to Tennessee leaders of color to participate in a program that develops projects to ensure equity and excellence in education, especially for communities that are currently underserved by public schools. The program consists of four 4-day seminars over ten months.

The Mosaic Fellowship consists of 15–18 exceptional leaders who will attend four 4-day seminars over 10 months, where they will undertake a program of advanced leadership seminars and projects under the direction of experienced moderators. The program requires significant preparatory reading, and a commitment to attend all four sessions. The Fellowship also includes a leadership project that provides Fellows the opportunity to focus on action that increases their influence and leads to change. Participation will be without cost to Mosaic Fellows or their organizations, except for incidental expenses incurred.

The Mosaic Fellowship is a transformational strategy to develop and connect education leaders of color to enact change and elevate their voices to ensure equity and excellence in education in Tennessee.

The program's goal is to identify, convene and build a network of leaders of color across Tennessee, who will have the potential to strengthen and shape the future of the educational excellence and equity movement. The program seeks leaders who are reimagining and improving public education in Tennessee, and particularly those who represent communities that are currently underserved by public schools.

The Mosaic Fellows will undertake an intensive experience that features thought-provoking readings and discussions about leadership, diversity, and important issues in public education and social change. Fellows will deeply interrogate the history and trajectory of education with in Tennessee and take their existing skills, knowledge, and experiences to build an understanding of shared values.

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GrantWatch ID#: 184316

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Term of Contract:

Dates of Mosaic Fellowship Seminars
(Attendance is required at all four seminars)
- Opening Session: November 8 - 11, 2018
- Session Two: February 21-24, 2019
- Session Three: April 4-7, 2019
- Closing Session: September 12-15, 2019

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition is looking for individuals who are exceptional leaders in the public, nonprofit, and/or private sectors who have achieved success in creating or leading organizations aimed at improving public education for underserved communities.

Nominees must live and work in Tennessee.

While the majority of Fellows will come directly from the education field, the program also invites leaders from related fields like community development, youth development, community organizing, or juvenile justice to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

- Due date for nominations: September 10, 2018 at 5 p.m. CST

- Due date for applications: September 19, 2018 at 5 p.m. CST

- Notification of Admission: September 28, 2018

- Confirmation of Participation by Fellows: Friday, October 5, 2018

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Vilmaris González, Engagement & Leadership Development Manager

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Tennessee