Building on the model of its Henry Crown Fellowship Program, the Aspen Institute has partnered with NewSchools Venture Fund to launch the Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education Fellowship. As entrepreneurial change agents, these leaders bring a sense of urgency, an action orientation, and a dedication to transforming public education so that it serves all students well.
The Fellowship will provide these accomplished leaders the unusual opportunity to step back from their demanding daily work in order to reflect with a group of extraordinary peers on what it means to be leaders and change agents. The group will challenge each other, and develop new insights for effective, values-based leadership in education across the public, nonprofit and private sectors.
“Cultivating and connecting community-minded entrepreneurial leaders is critical to social change around the world,” said Peter Reiling, Executive Vice President for Leadership and Seminar Programs at the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of its Henry Crown Fellowship. “The Aspen Institute and its Aspen Global Leadership Network are pleased to recognize and support these important leaders and change agents in U.S. public education.”
Each year, the Fellowship selects approximately 20 exceptional leaders from urban and rural communities across the country. These Fellows bring diverse backgrounds and skills to the program, having exhibited leadership in the nonprofit, foundation, charter, and traditional school district sectors. Fellows will further develop their own leadership capacity, and work together to think across traditional boundaries in order to achieve greater collective impact.
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Individuals must be nominated by recognized leaders in the field or by Fellows, senior mentors and advisors of the Fellowship. For more information, please email at aspenfellowship [at] newschools.org.