Thanks to a transformative investment from Lumina Foundation, in 2017, LEDA launched the LEDA Policy Project, which trains and positions young leaders from underrepresented backgrounds to lend their voices to federal policy discussions pertaining to postsecondary education. The Policy Project builds on LEDA’s mission of ensuring that diverse voices are at the table where decisions are made.
LEDA seeks partners who can:
In its inaugural year, members of the LEDA Policy Corps participated in an in-depth training on advocacy and federal education policy in Washington, D.C., and participated in 13 prestigious national conferences, including the 2018 Southern Education Foundation’s Annual Issues Forum and SXSW EDU 2019. They also wrote op-eds that were published in numerous education policy blogs and websites, including:
Additionally, the LEDA Policy Corps has identified a set of key policy issues that impact LEDA Scholars and their communities. These issue areas are:
To address these issues, the Policy Corps recommended that:
Please direct questions about the program to Amber Briggs, Project Director, at email@example.com.