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.
LEDA is seeking partners who can:
Please direct questions about the program and application to Amber Briggs at email@example.com.