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Announcing The Co-Designing with Families and Communities Fellowship

Are you a systems-focused educator in Alaska, Oregon or Washington? Have you been working to engage communities, families, and students in re-imagining a more equitable education system?

Despite efforts to involve communities and families, many education systems struggle to engage local partners beyond symbolic input. The Co-Design Fellowship supports teams by centering community voices in re-designing education systems.

The fellowship is a year-long learning experience and community of action. We invite systems leaders to team up with educators, youth, families, and communities — particularly those underserved by our system — to apply.

Building from research from the Family Leadership Design Collaborative, the fellowship uses a cohort model where teams learn together and receive support over the course of a year. We provide an in-depth launch, quarterly online meetings, and small-group coaching. All participating teams will receive training, team coaching, and additional resources valuing $50,000.


Applications are due May 4, 2023, by 6 pm PT. The award recipients will be announced on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The fellowship will launch in early June and continue for one year.

Register for our informational session March 30, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm AKT / 12:30 – 1:30 pm PT. Our coaching team will discuss the goals, framework, and selection criteria for the fellowship, followed by a chance for you and your team to ask questions. Access an archived video after the session by contacting

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About FLDC

The Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) is a national network of scholars, practitioners, and family and community leaders who work to center racial equity in family engagement. Learn more at the Family Leadership Design Collaborative Website.

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