In addition, the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) recently convened a series of leadership conversations focused on creating a culture of professionalization in afterschool, which included a discussion of the need to build and foster a more diverse leadership pipeline. These leader-focused discussions were a natural next step in NAA's long track record of commitment to equity and advocacy for the professionalization of the afterschool field.
The Landscape of Afterschool Leadership: Considerations for Supporting and Strengthening Diversity
From leadership conversations, NAA engaged Policy Studies Associates and Public Profit in a collaborative effort to frame actions to support the diversity and capacity of afterschool leaders. The Landscape of Afterschool Leadership: Considerations for Supporting and Strengthening Diversity identifies a racial leadership gap across the nonprofit sector, including afterschool, and provides recommendations for supporting emerging leaders of color. Download the report here.
Professional Learning Community for Emerging Leaders of Color
NAA is now elevating the importance of building a diverse leadership pipeline through the launch of the Professional Learning Community for Emerging Leaders of Color (PLC) with grant support from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and in partnership with the California School-Age Consortium and Development Without Limits.
The PLC seeks to foster a network of equity-driven leaders of color, support them in deepening their equity analysis and leadership skills to be agents of change in the afterschool field, and help them create a roadmap that advances their careers in the afterschool field.
Access more information and the application here.
Applications are due Monday, February 10, 2020.