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Policy Project

The LEDA Policy Project seeks to train and position young leaders from underrepresented backgrounds to lend their voices to federal policy discussions pertaining to postsecondary education.

Click here to apply for the 2018 LEDA Policy Corps. Download our flyer or scroll down to read more about the LEDA Policy Project. Applications are due on May 30, 2018. Selected applicants will be notified in late summer 2018.

Thanks to a transformative investment from Lumina Foundation, LEDA has launched a new pilot program, the LEDA Policy Project, which seeks to train and position young leaders from underrepresented backgrounds to lend their voices to federal policy discussions pertaining to postsecondary education.

The LEDA Policy Project builds on LEDA’s mission of ensuring that diverse voices are at the table where decisions are made. Through this initiative, LEDA seeks to support Lumina Foundation’s goal to create a postsecondary system where the top priorities are completion of high-quality credentials, affordability, and closing equity gaps.

LEDA will train a select group of LEDA Scholars, the LEDA Policy Corps, to become well-versed on the federal policy process and equipped to discuss how federal education policies have impacted their education. Once trained, Policy Corps members will have opportunities to regularly engage with policymakers and be invited to represent LEDA and their communities at education policy events throughout the year.

Opportunities to Partner and Engage

LEDA is seeking partners who can:

  • Incorporate the voice of LEDA Scholars at education policy events and convenings
  • Ensure that your organization’s work incorporates the student perspective in discussions about the creation and implementation of federal education policy solutions, especially when related to college access, affordability, and completion
  • Engage the perspectives of LEDA Scholars on how to best support underrepresented students throughout higher education

If you are a LEDA Scholar and interested in being a member of the LEDA Policy Corps, the application is now open. Download the flyer to learn more and apply here.

Please direct questions about the program and application to Amber Briggs at amberbriggs@ledascholars.org.

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