The Jeanes Fellows Program is a partnership between the Dudley Flood Center and the Innovation Project (TIP) designed to provide consistent and intentional infrastructure to support community-school relationships using an equity lens.
To build the capacity and support of each Jeanes Fellow, the program will incorporate the following program elements.
Jeanes Fellows will operate on a two-year cohort model. The cohort model will:
- Provide support and professional learning opportunities that Fellows will leverage to implement equitable and strategic initiatives in their districts.
- Provide a space to build Fellows’ capacity to engage in cross-district collaboration and thought partnership.
Equity is the heart and soul of the Jeanes Fellows program and will be the lens through which Fellows operate.
- Using an equity lens, Fellows will work with their districts to advance strategic initiatives and build authentic school-community relationships.
- Fellows will work with district and community leaders to identify prominent inequities and develop community-driven and equitable solutions/programs.
In alignment with the commitment of the original Jeanes Supervisors, education must extend beyond the school building to be successful.
- Jeanes Fellows will work to provide infrastructure to develop and support community-school relationships that are authentic and meaningful.
- Fellows will embrace the mantra of doing the next needed thing to build school-community partnerships.
Fellows will engage in intentional design work as a cohort.
- Fellows will receive professional development that guides them to think about existing barriers in their communities and districts through a new, collaborative lens.
- Fellows will lead design work in their local districts amongst district leaders, school-based staff, and their community to disrupt long-standing inequities and overcome historic barriers with innovative solutions.